ART OF MEDITATION


Coming from the latin verb Meditari meaning to reflect, ponder, contemplate, meditation is the conscious practice of turning our focused intention inwards in order to gain self-awareness. With raising of self-awareness we can achieve peace and freedom. 

In today's busy modern world we seek for peace from all conditioning, expectations and projections and freedom from our uninterrupted stream of thoughts and desires. That can be done by training our mind to observe the stream of thoughts and emotions without being triggered or involved. 

Meditation meets us right in the imperfection of our humanity and helps us raise our consciousness to a higher level. In that process we stop looking outside ourselves for fulfillment of our personal desires and we turn inside seeking for inner awakening. 

 
Balancing our personal energies through meditation we learn to live our humanity in the heart, having awareness of our animal nature on the one side and our divine nature on the other. 

Meditation is a state of conscious awareness. It is not an act of doing, it is a state of pure presence. Meditation enables us to focus on the present moment rather than dwell on an unchangeable past or unknown future.
On the physical level meditation helps us boost and balance our body chemicals and bridge the left and right brain hemisphere. 

Today, there are many different methods of meditative practice, from walking or eating meditation to conscious breathing or mantra based meditation.
The important thing to remember is that one style isn’t better than another; they are all different and offer their own unique benefits.
The place for meditation can be everywhere, from your bedroom to your car, in the train or on the bench in the park. You can adopt any posture in which you feel comfortable as long as you keep your spine straight.

Meditative state is best achieved in silence without any outside stimulation.