Meditation – A Proper Understanding is Important Posted on November 20, 2018
Picture 1 – Millions have benefitted from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s meditation, and he has taught simple meditation, yet powerful ones, which has nothing to do with religion, and it can enhance sports performance.
About 17sec of focus or total concentration on something can be considered one meditation. Focus, concentration, awareness and being in the present moment are all related words. To my understanding, meditation should be linked to an experience of some one who has practised, rather than we focus on theory. From my experience, the nearest word that links one to meditation is awareness. For example, if we eat with full awareness for 30min, it simply means that one has done 30min of meditation.
Picture 2 – Stretching with breathing is called meditation through motion. If it is for an hour, it means one has done an hour of meditation.
There are two types of meditation, one is internal and the other is external meditation. Outside focusing on a small dot or an object is called external meditation, if it is for example, done for 10 or 20min, at a go. If one has many thoughts, it simply means that you have a number of distractions and you have a distracted mind. By doing this practice 20 min per day, one’s mental state of concentration improves, as thoughts will decrease.
When I was training Catholic High School in the past, the cross country team came in champions as I gave a group of runners, once a week an hour of focusing on a small object or dot.
Internal meditation is actually simple. One needs to just close one’s eye and focus on one’s heart, or lungs, or any part of the body, or organ, or just by listening to all the sounds of the environment etc.
I shall put some practices so that one can see may benefit, when one does meditation. As meditation has helped me a lot, especially in enabling me to see that I am a soul, rather than a body, it made me do things which is beyond this body. Actually meditation has innumerable benefits that will enable one to avoid sickness and diseases, and it helps one to think about others before self, as you start to see oneness in everything.
Edited By Tan Mariviv!