Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Awesome Benefits of Meditation

Isn't it quite surprising that in the modern world which cares more about activity, achievements and results, more and more people are resorting to meditation?

Amidst all the commotion and hustle and bustle people are feeling a pinching need for inner peace, silence and moments of reflection. Meditaion helps us to ease out in our ever-so-complicated lives. Let's discuss some of its benefits:

Reduced Stress

Meditation helps us to switch off from worries that plague us all throughout the day. It gives us the much-needed opportunity to spend times with ourselves, something which we yearn for in these busy lives. This makes us more relaxed and aids in the decision-making process.


In our hectic present-day lives, we come across several situations which are very irritating. For example, many people find it intolerable to stand and wait in a queue. Some of us get really angry at minor mistakes made by others. No matter how hard we try, we cannot eliminate such situations from our lives. We will keep coming across them. The best way out here is to develop a sense of detachment towards such situations and keep things in perspective. And mediation can be really helpful in this process. Now this detachment does not mean indifference. It should be there to help us maintain equanimity in the midst of life's inevitable turbulence.

Spontaneity and Creativity

In these times, when stress levels are at an all-time high, we are always pre-occupied with what went wrong in the past and the worries of the times which lie ahead. This sprinkles dust over our creative capacities. If we can learn to silence the mind, we can have far more potential. If the mind is quiet and at ease, spontaineity and creativity come easy.