With hectic and demanding lifestyles, people are looking at ancient Indian practices of Dhyaan and Yoga to find a deeper sense of meaning and fulfilment in their lives. Meditation is getting increasingly popular around the world. It focuses specifically on calming and centring the mind. Regular practice of meditation has been proven to promote emotional balance, amongst many other benefits.
Human emotions are very complex and on many occasions they can get the better of us. Problems like anxiety, depression and aggression are all linked to poor emotional health. Such problems are increasingly getting common in teenagers and young adults who for the lack of proper guidance resort to self-destructive habits leading to addictions. This is where meditation can help. Meditation helps gather one’s scattered mind and heal the self, by bringing more awareness in our lives. It helps release suppressed emotions, by giving up resistance and letting them flow.
The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a centre of peace.” – J. Donald Walters
When one meditates, one becomes a witness to the thoughts and emotions which keep us on auto-pilot. By bringing more awareness to our daily life with the help of regular meditation practice, we improve our focus and impact in the world, giving up the limiting beliefs and inhibitions. A state of ‘flow’ is achieved. By being detached to the pulls of the mind and emotions, we attain “emotional intelligence”. We begin to observe and respond instead of reacting to situations.
Through meditation, we see a general rise in our energy levels transforming the negative emotions to positive ones. Anger and enviousness is transformed to peace and gratitude, fear and doubt to self belief. By looking within while meditating, we accept and acknowledge the negative emotions thereby releasing them from our consciousness. We experience a growing sense of harmony and balance in all spheres of our life. We become less judgemental and more loving, kind and compassionate beings. It is a journey of self-discovery and catharsis.