What is meditation?
What is meditation?
Meditation is a taste of “feeling at home”, safe, secure, at peace. It’s training the mind, or inducing a mode of consciousness.
Why is meditation important?
Meditation is essential for your well-being, because You, like everything in the Universe, are made of energy. As you have learnt to look after your physical body, you must look after your energy system. Because in the 21st century we live a very sped up life, with lots of different pollution (chemicals, noise and light pollution in our environment, and lots of preservatives and chemicals in our food), even others’ energies affect our own (energy vampires, emotionally and mentally overwhelmed colleagues, crowds on public transport, etc). They have an impact on our body, mind and emotions in a negative way, every day.
On top of that lots of people lost touch with nature, spending their day within the 4 walls of their room at home and in the office, and / or a huge part of their day in alternate realities, playing video games, etc. Lots of people rob their bodies of vital energies, by not having a proper sleep by staying up late, using drugs, and alcohol, being workaholics to keep going without rest, whilst further damaging their own energies, etc. You get the picture.
When to meditate?
Any time during the day is better than not meditating. It depends a lot on your daily routine. I personally like morning meditations. I get up a little earlier, so the house is quiet, as everyone is asleep. In winter it’s still dark, have a more cozy feeling, and it helps me start my day with the right frame of mind and energy set up. Sometimes I do it during the day too or in the evening, or any time, when I feel emotionally overwhelmed, or feel blocked.
What is the best type of meditation?
Honestly, all of them are great, as long as you do them regularly. I don’t like rigid routines, so although I do meditate every day, I change the method according to what I feel is best for me on that day.