We gravitate to and practise meditation because of the desire to live a life of purity and in gratitude.
What is meditation or should we say, what do we achieve when we meditate?
We get inner peace that can be translated to Happiness, Tranquility, Joy, Spiritual Upliftment, Contentment, Tolerance, Positive energy, Patience, Connection to the Almighty. What more does a human being want?
By investing 10 minutes, 20 minutes or half an hour per day meditating, we get the above, in addition to specific health benefits, e.g. improved sleep patterns, relaxation of tension in the body and mind, increased concentration and increased vitality. We personally enjoy the benefits and it is also felt by those close to us and the people that we associate with.
I view meditation as a blessing and therefore recommend it to others. As mentioned before, meditation does a lot more than stress relief. When I came across the Sri Chinmoy type of meditation, I learnt:
– that prayer and meditation gives us inner strength
– practise means progress and by regularly practising, we are on the right track
– we have options to aid us in our meditation, like using peaceful music, a candle, a vase of flowers or incense. These aids help us to still the mind, open the spiritual heart and become conscious of our deeper spirituality
– once we feel the benefits, even after meditating for the first time, we aspire to, commit and are determined to practise meditation regularly.
– meditation affects the heart, the mind, the soul and the whole of the physical body and our spirituality is enhanced
I believe that I live the life that I was destined for. Meditation was the missing part of my life, and now I feel fulfilled. I am happy, and I feel joy, love, peace, contentment and gratitude.
Amina lives in Cape Town and is actively involved in helping women in her community.