Benefits of Meditation
Benefits of Meditation :A really healthy body, greater mental clarity, true freedom, overflowing love, joy unlimited, the flowering of intelligence, a new vision, work as play.Usually, when people enter into meditation for health reasons, all they expect is a way to cope with some disease, maybe a little healing – and maybe some peace of mind. That’s all!
But meditation has the power to completely transform you – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!
Only when you are healthy in mind, body and spirit can you be really called healthy.
Physical health is essentially the ability to digest your food well and have that food become part of your body. Mental health is the clarity to digest and work with all the ideas and problems that you encounter, and arrive at the most effective solution. It means living a conflict-free life, with yourself and others. When you add meditation to your life, you will experience a flood of transformation, especially at the mental and emotional levels! Spiritual health is the maturity to receive all the great truths and the energy of enlightenment, digest them and live a liberated life.
Having all three is total health.
Each individual experiences meditation in a unique way, but these are some of the changes that meditation can bring about in you.
A really healthy body
If your digestive system is working perfectly, that is physical health. A perfectly working digestive system is the index of good physical health. It can heal diseases from obesity to insomnia.
If your digestive system is in great order, you will need very little or no food. Your physiology will be so intelligent that it can take in energy directly from the ether. It is possible!
Moreover, meditation is a wonderful complement to medication.
Through meditation, you can regulate your blood pressure and blood sugar, you can increase your body’s resistance to disease. You can heal even chronic problems like skin allergies, asthma and arthritis.
No disease can escape the power of meditation.
Greater mental clarity
Meditation can bring tremendous awareness in the outer and inner worlds. You start living your life in a much better way, with greater awareness and intensity. You will be more alive, more creative. Yet internally, you will experience a deep and undisturbed silence.
Understand, when you are aware, your ego is absent. When awareness is present, your ego can’t exist. When your ego exists, awareness can’t be present. ‘Your absence’ will make you live enlightenment. You will no longer be doing – you will only be watching the doer! This is the whole secret of meditation – to become the watcher, to become the witness of your own actions and emotions.
As you start witnessing your own actions, you will realize that there is someone inside you who does not change, who does not get angry or feel sad, who does not care about money or security or fame.
That is the real you!
The real you can never be touched. The rest is just a personality you have formed around yourself.
Once you become aware that the real you is not the one who acts, that the real you is not the one who feels angry or hurt or depressed, then you experience a tremendous sense of peace. This will happen through meditation.
True freedom Benefits of Meditation
We have heard that meditation gives freedom, so we turn to meditation in order to be free. But we misunderstand the word ‘freedom’. What we search for in our ordinary lives is either ‘freedom for’ or ‘freedom from’.
‘Freedom for’ is the freedom for doing, having and being all that we wish – freedom to live as we imagine right. ‘Freedom from’ is freedom from all the things that we dread and hate – disease, worry, anger, stress, low self esteem, pain.
In all our actions, we are prompted by one of these things – freedom for or freedom from. The greed for something good, or the fear of something bad. Our whole life is controlled by these two ropes of greed and fear. But when you are being controlled by these two ropes, where is the freedom that you are craving for?
A few weeks back a casual visitor, an artist, was speaking to me. He was telling me why he hated meditation.
He said, ‘I hate all these rules and discipline. I like to be free to lead my life the way I want. I get up at ten o’clock, first thing I have my coffee, then I go for a swim whenever I feel like it…’ He described his whole day to me.
Then I asked him, ‘What if someone woke you up at six o’clock? Or what if your coffee didn’t arrive at your bedside one morning?’
‘Oh, that would make me really mad!’ he said, and laughed.
‘And what if it was raining and you missed your swim?’ I asked.
‘Yes, that would be a bad thing. If I can’t go for my swim, I feel really bad the whole day.’
Then I asked him, ‘If your freedom is dependent on so many conditions, are you really free?’
He was shocked!
To be really free is to be free no matter what.
That’s what I call real freedom, not ‘freedom for’ or ‘freedom from’.
Real freedom comes out of living completely in the present moment. Freedom that doesn’t depend on any external circumstances is the only true freedom. This is the freedom that you will experience with meditation.
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