Meditation is being ourselves
Meditation does not involve religion. It does not involve philosophy. It does not need a change of lifestyle. It does not need special clothes. You don’t need to be Buddhist or Hindu or Christian. Just being human is enough.
We can have thoughts and yet still meditate. We can sit on the floor or a chair, or walk, or commute, or do anything, and still meditate.
We as human beings have a natural need to have inner calm and clarity, just as much as we need to sleep and eat food.
This deep desire to find that inner space of calm and clarity can be fulfilled simply and effortlessly. In human language, we call it meditation. Where is this inner space and how do we find it? Just by relaxing the body, then the breath, and then the mind, we can reach our own inner space.
Deep within us all, we have a part of us that is already calm and clear. It was always there and will always be there. We have just forgotten that it exists. We have forgotten because as part of our education we have been taught so many things about the outside world, but no one teaches us to connect with our own inner selves.
We can easily remember again. We just have to begin. It is never too early or too late in our lives to get to know ourselves again. In the beginning, we do need a little regular routine to sit and meditate. As we keep meditating, we find that connecting with our deep inner space becomes as natural and effortless as breathing.
We become tired of all that is not part of us. Most of the time people think it is work but we get tired even of all sorts of outside entertainment after a little while ~ watching TV, movies, Internet, shopping, socializing, reading and even too much food and drinks and so on.
What we are seeking is not there in these places. We are seeking the real connection to our own soul.
The restlessness which we feel within us and around us at all times, causing us anxiety, is because our attention runs after things that are not part of us.
When we are seeking outside we are expecting something to happen. And this expectation of what will happen, or what should have happened, keeps driving our mind into endless loop of thoughts. Thoughts are energy. The more thoughts we have, more of our own life energy we spend on them, and feel tired.
Breaking out of this prison of thoughts is not by analyzing those thoughts…that is just having more thoughts. More energy spent. More anxiety and more tiredness.
When we sit quietly, not expecting anything, our thoughts calm down, our life energy that was getting spent on numerous thoughts instead now starts flowing back within, connecting with our own self, and we feel refreshed and peaceful.
Bringing stillness to the body and observing the breath and our thoughts, the mind starts having lesser thoughts.
When we say thoughts become less we are not saying that having thoughts is not good in meditation. There is no good or bad, just awareness of existence, that thoughts exist.
Thoughts will come and go. The key is to just observe the thoughts and drop the labels of good or bad. Slowly, as we keep observing our thoughts, the number of thoughts keep coming down.
Between these thoughts, we start finding our real selves; beyond words, beyond thoughts, beyond form or ideas. And we will start becoming aware of our different layers of existence.
Real Meditation is simply being our superconscious selves.
The important thing to remember is to be kind and loving to yourself as you proceed on your inner journey.
Try not to think that you are a good or bad meditator; there is no competition, no hurry and no worry.
Only the intention that you really want to connect with your true self is needed.
Everyone can realize the deeper spiritual truths — one just has to begin and keep meditating to let the cosmic energies to reveal themselves to you.
If interested you can explore more in this e-book available on Amazon~ Learn To Meditate Anywhere Anytime: Simple and Short Tantra Meditation For Peace