The power of meditation

Call To Health — Apr 2021

Misconceptions and advantages.

The moment we utter the word “meditation,” there are all kinds of misconceptions about it. First of all the English word “meditation” doesn’t mean anything in the sense, if you close your eyes and sit, in English we call it “meditation.” You can sit with your eyes closed and do many things.

So what is this thing that we call as meditation? Generally we assume that people are referring to what is known as dhyan or dhyana. In that context of referring to dhyan as meditation, it is not something that you can do.

You cannot do meditation but you can become meditative. Meditation is a certain quality. It is not a certain act. If you cultivate your body, your mind, your energies and your emotions to a certain level of maturity, meditation will naturally happen.

If you keep the body still, the mind will slowly start collapsing and the mind knows that it will become enslaved if it allows this. The main aspect of meditation is, right now your mind is the boss and you are the slave. As you meditate and become more meditative, you will become the boss and your mind will become the slave and that is how it should always be. 

Read the full article, here.

But where do you begin? And how do you know exactly what to do?

Good news! There are apps for that!

  • The Mindfulness app
  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Buddhify
  • Sattva
  • MyLife Meditation
  • Insight Timer
  • Breethe
  • Inscape

See the full list, here.

What happens when you meditate?

Meditation is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years. Now, neuroscientists are learning how redirecting our attention inwards can change the way our brains work. It may even improve our mood and make us more resilient in the face of stress.