To live a fuller life, it is essential to know their potential and try to answer the question “Who am I really?”.
Meditation offers a way to reach this knowledge.
It is the science of consciousness.
Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. For most of us, though, the stress accumulated in our body / mind makes it difficult to do so. Before you can get in touch with our inner powerhouse of consciousness, we need to release tension.
Active Meditations have been created with scientific rigor to help us to consciously express and experience repressed emotions, and learn to look in a new way what are our habitual patterns.
The word meditation is often used to define a method of meditation. The methods and techniques of meditation are means to create an interior environment that facilitates disconnecting from the body / mind and just allow to be
The methods serve only as long as the state of meditation – of relaxed awareness and centering – has not become an experience that is not just a passing thing, but something that is part of us, such as breathing
What is meditation …
Meditation feel very different definitions, sometimes even contradictory.
To understand the meditation we have to observe the nature of the mind.
Most of us is, for most of the time, dominated by his thoughts and emotions. It follows that we tend to identify with those thoughts and those emotions. Meditation is a state of pure being, pure feeling, without any interference from the body or mind. It is a natural state, but we have forgotten how to access it.
… And what it is NOT meditation
(Some common misunderstandings)
Concentration or contemplation.
Meditation is often mistakenly confused with the concentration or contemplation.
Concentration is a narrowing of awareness. It focuses on an object to the exclusion of everything else. Conversely meditation includes everything and awareness expands. The contemplator is focused on an object, perhaps religious, an image or an aphorism that gives him inspiration. The meditator is aware, but not of anything in particular.
Meditation is NOT just for people who are engaged in a spiritual quest.
The main benefit of meditation is to increase the ability to relax and be aware without effort. And that is a benefit for all.
Meditation is a practice NOT to get “peace of mind.”
Peace of mind is a contradiction in terms. By its nature, the mind is in constant activity. What you discover through meditation is the ability to find a distance between you and this activity, so that the mind, with its circus of thoughts and emotions do not intrude more in your state intrinsic silence.
Meditation is NOT a mental discipline or effort made to have a more attentive mind controlling it or “domandola”.
Meditation is neither a mental effort nor an attempt to control the mind. Effort and control mean tension, and tension is antithetical to the state of meditation.
it is not necessary to control the mind, it just understands it and understand its operations. The meditator does not tame the mind, it does not bother to make more careful and capable, but his awareness grows and mental skills improve as a result.
Meditation is NOT necessarily a new experience.
Many sportsmen know this space, as well as artists: they meet him at times when they sing, paint or play. We may be in a meditative state, for example, when we do gardening, play with children, walk on the beach or make love. Even as children we have made the experience.
Meditation is a natural state of being, one which you will have reached at some time, perhaps without knowing what name to give it.