What is Meditation?
Meditation is an ancient and proven process to go beyond the mind and experience our soul, the core of our very existence. Meditation lifts humanity above the drudgery of physical existence to experience the higher self, the confidence and the joy within.
In our daily lives, we are either awake, asleep, or dreaming. When we are awake, we tend to swing on a pendulum of emotions, from elation to deep sorrow, from great expectations to hopelessness. Through meditation, we transcend these states to experience a new level of awareness; each time we practice, we bring a bit of this new level back to our daily lives. The emotional highs and lows level out to an ever-growing sense of well-being.
The higher level attained through meditation is recognized by many of the world's spiritual disciplines and goes by a number of names: The Catholics call it the "state of Grace"; in Hindu philosophy, it is "samadhi"; in Buddhism, "nirvana"; in Sufism, "knowledge of reality"; it is the Tao in Taoism. Meditators call it the meditative or transcendental state.
It is a step-by-step process of spiritual unfolding, seeking knowledge from within for the benefit of our true selves and human kind. It is direct contact with our higher self, beyond ego. It is the core of our inner being, or "inward stroke," as opposed to the appeasement of the senses. Meditation is the search engine to the higher realities within.
Why we Meditate
Meditation has been a part of the world healing process for 2000 years. In the past 40 years, various techniques have been refined in meditation to complement the pressures of the contemporary lifestyle.
The Meditation Man Technique involves directed attention to the breath. As we maintain this attention, thoughts slow. The rhythm of the breath allows us to create a space where we look at ourselves and break the vicious cycle: desire -- memory -- action -- the senses. Circumstances begin to work in our favor.
Within minutes of maintaining this directed attention, the body goes into a deep sleep, while the mind is fully aware. In this state, we attain a pleasant and joyful place that is healing to the mind and body. We return to our daily lives refreshed.
The breath is the bridge to the universe, and in meditation we focus on it as a way to reach those higher levels. As we continue the practice, we infuse our physical self with spiritual knowledge and energy.
In the past few years, science has demonstrated physical changes that occur through meditation. Studies have produced evidence of these changes using computers and imaging technology. These studies have confirmed much of what mystics and meditators have been saying for thousands of years.
We need a system to vent stress. Yoga, exercise, and diet are helpful. However, the mind controls the body. We must unlock the ancient secret mental techniques of meditation.
Our 24/7 society has created mental, physical, and emotional pressure beyond human capability. The results -- a chaotic civilization, dwindling work values, and greater human atrocities.
Imagine instantaneously releasing stress through meditation. The ancient mental process reduces:
How it Works - The Process
Meditation is a mental process that gives us the ability to go beyond worry, confusion, and hopelessness. Through the simple technique of observing the rhythm of our breath, we enter a different state of mind, beyond being awake, sleeping, or dreaming. This state is known as meditation.