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What is meditation really?!

Jul 07, 2021

As an entrepreneur, life can get pretty hectic. Between completed projects, leading employees and a company to be run, stress and anxiety are almost becoming the norm.

This is why it is so important to take the time to prioritize your mental health and focus on ways to stay calm, focused, and energetic. But how? The key is meditation.

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation), meditation is a practice in which a person uses a technique - such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity - to to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Meditation is practiced in numerous religious traditions. The earliest records of meditation (dhyana) are found in the ancient Hindu texts known as the Vedas, and meditation plays a prominent role in the contemplative repertoire of Hinduism and Buddhism. Since the 19th century, Asian meditation techniques have spread to other cultures and are also used there in non-spiritual contexts such as business and health.

Several other definitions of meditation have been used by influential modern reviews of meditation research across several traditions:

- Walsh & Shapiro (2006): Meditation refers to a family of self-regulatory practices that focus on the training of attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby general psychological well-being and development and / or specific Promote skills foster such as calmness, clarity and focus.

- Cahn & Polich (2006): Meditation is used to describe practices that regulate body and mind themselves and thereby influence mental events by activating a certain attention group ... The regulation of attention is the central commonality of the many different ones Methods.

- Jevning et al. (1992): ""We define meditation ... as a stylized mental technique ... practiced repeatedly in order to gain a subjective experience that is often described as very restful, quiet, and of heightened alertness, often described as blissful becomes.

- Goleman (1988): ""The meditator's need to retrain his or her attention, be it through concentration or mindfulness, is the only immutable ingredient in ... any meditation system.

Meditation is also a solitary practice where you sit quietly for a while trying to clear your mind, regulate your breath, and focus your thoughts. Research shows that meditation can lead to a 40% reduction in psychological distress such as stress, anxiety, and depression, according to the David Lynch Foundation.

Once in the right place, you can do your job better, get more done, and improve your business. This is because meditation can also help increase creativity and intelligence.

I heard a sentence: “True happiness is not out there. True happiness lies within."" And that sentence had a sound of truth to me, but the sentence doesn't tell you where the inside is, nor how to get there. One day I realized that meditation would be the way to go within.

If you want to bring more balance into your life, regular meditation practice can help.