Extensive research has shown that people who meditate experience inner peace in their life. This inner peace naturally spreads to the environment, influencing the meditator’s family, friends, neighbors and society. If enough people meditate, then that peace or calmness can radiate strongly enough into the environment, thus contributing to the creation of peace and harmony in the world.
Many of the world problems, from military conflicts to domestic conflicts, are caused by aggression and violence. Through meditation, one can transform the aggression inside into understanding, compassion and love, thereby help bringing peace to the world. It’s important to meditate daily to purify the negative and discordant vibrations around us, so that we can create a harmonious environment wherever we happen to be.
Benefits of Meditation
1. Peace of Mind
Meditation is the art of silencing the mind. When the mind is silent, concentration is increased and we experience inner peace in the midst of worldly turmoil. Many people are attracted to gaining this elusive inner peace, which is a quality everyone can benefit from.
2. Knowledge of the Self
Meditation enables us to have a deeper understanding of our inner Self. It gives us clarity of thoughts. We become more self-aware, being more conscious of what we think, how we feel and what we want. Through meditation we can gain a better understanding of our life’s purpose.
3. Good Health
Many research studies document the health benefits of meditation. Meditators experience a reduction in stress levels and depression, as well as an alleviation of anxiety. Other studies confirm a reduction in drug and alcohol abuse and high blood pressure among meditators.
4. Grounded and Detached
Meditation helps us to become a neutral, third party observer to our reality. We are less ruled by our ego and become more aligned with our Inner or Divine Self. We are able to handle the stressful events in our life objectively and in a detached manner without interference from our ego. With that detachment, we become grounded, calmer and more level headed.
5. Be in the Present Moment
Meditation enables us to live fully in the present moment. We are more attentive, focused, efficient and receptive. We maximize every moment of our life by living in the present moment, instead of regretting what happened in the past or worrying about what will happen in the future.
6. Recharges Us
We are energized and recharged after meditation. At the end of each day, we usually accumulate disharmonious vibrations from the people and environment around us, such as stress or problems associated at work. When we meditate, we purify and harmonize the vibrations, enabling us to feel rejuvenated.
7. Cures Insomnia
Meditation clears out the bombardment of thoughts in our mind, which can cause anxiety or stress, so that we can fall asleep more easily. Sometimes we have chaotic dreams because our mind is sorting out the mental clutter in our restless sleep. Meditating before going to sleep removes the clutter and allows us a peaceful rest.
8. Improves Learning Ability
Studies have consistently shown that regular meditation increases IQ and improves learning ability among students. One reason is that meditation helps us to concentrate better in whatever subjects we focus on. Meditation also assists us to think with great clarity. Having a clear mind enables us to think more quickly or intelligently.
9. Accesses Untapped Potential of the Brain
There’s a popular belief that we use only about 5 to 10% of our brain. The remaining 90 to 95% of our intelligence is believed to reside in our subconscious mind. This is where we get our greatest ideas and our best solutions to problems; this is also where we access the source of inspiration and creativity. Meditation assists us to access the untapped potential of our subconscious mind.
10. Strengthens Our Spiritual Connection
11. Happy and Fulfilling Life
Regular meditation enables us to live a happy and fulfilling life. We attain mastery of our self and have a positive outlook on life.
12. Experiences the Oneness of Life
By meditating, we become more conscious of the interconnection between everything. We feel more connected with others, with our surroundings and with all of life.