By Remez Sasson
Why meditate? What will you get from meditation?
Most people experience stress and tension daily. There are often demands and difficulties at work, at school, or in relationships. There are rush and hectic activity that cause tiredness and exhaustion, impatience and frustration. All this harms the body, the mind and the quality of life, and is quite unnecessary.
You need a way to release all this tension and stress, or, preferably, not create it at all. You need periodically to relax, to get away from the stress and tension. This why you need a vacation every now and then, but few are in a position to take a vacation, whenever they desire, or have the money to pay for one.
The good news is that you can afford to go on a vacation every day, even more than once a day, without going away, and without spending money. You can enjoy a period of freedom from your daily tasks and chores, from stress and problems, and at the same time renew your energy and experience inner peace. You can enjoy such a vacation when you practice meditation.
When you meditate, just like in vacation, you leave everything behind. Meditation releases the stress and tension from your mind and from your body, and makes you calmer and more focused. It also helps you overcome anxiety and worry, and experience inner peace and balance.
Meditation calms down your restless thinking, and grants you control over your mind. It also frees your mind from negative thinking, worries and unhappiness.
Meditation improves the ability to focus the mind, think more clearly, and understand faster what you learn. It strengthens your intuition, and develops the ability for constructive and creative thinking. It will also make you more patient, tolerant and considerate, and increase your inner strength.
In addition to what has been said, meditation is an inner training method, which can get you closer to spiritual awakening, and to the understanding of who you really are.
The calmness, inner peace and inner clarity you experience in meditation, in time, will affect your whole day, not just while you are seated in meditation.
Now that you know why it would be a great advantage to meditate, you need to find the time for it. Don't say that you can't find the time for meditation, because with a little planning of your day, you will find the time. Here are a few suggestions:
# Get up a little time earlier in the morning.
# If possible, arrange to find the time to be alone to meditate in the afternoon, at work, before going home.
# Find a quiet garden or park, where you can be alone.
# You can arrange with your family not to be disturbed in the morning or evening for a little while, so that you can meditate.
# You can meditate in a quiet corner in a church or other place of worship, and even in your car, if you have no other options.
With a little thinking and effort, you will be able to find some 10-20 minutes a day to be alone with yourself and meditate.
Everyone can benefit from meditation. You don't have to belong to any group or religion to meditate. It is free for all.
Now, back to the question why meditate? I believe this short article has shown you the benefits of meditating, and has answered your question why to meditate. If you find this subject interesting and wish to read more, you can find many articles on meditation and how to meditate at this website.