On the days when it is easier to listen to the sound of our smart-phones than to our inner voice, amidst the phone calls, messages, emails, Whatsapp, Skype calls and updates on social networks, it is easy to find space for our virtual life, tagged 2.0, and to sideline our existence, which is made up of emotions, perceptions, impulses, thoughts, actions and relationships.
Meditation enables us to regain control of that pure part of ourselves that we have forgotten due to our frenetic lives. To stop and concentrate our attention on a word, an object or a movement helps us to stimulate many parts of the brain that are linked to concentration, planning, communication and resolving problems. Anxiety and stress are relieved of their emotive loads, and relationships with the external world begin to improve thanks to a more meaningful connection with other people which prevents us from being less isolated within ourselves.
Having faith in one’s own capabilities, believing that one always has all the necessary means to deal with life: this is the point of departure for starting to meditate and, by so doing, to generate internal and external well-being. Feeling that one is in the right place at the right time is a state of consciousness which should be carefully nurtured over the course of time, and should be encouraged when things seem to be going in exactly the opposite direction to the one envisaged.
It is pointless to fall into the trap of the victim complex because every second of our lives is the product of our past experience, and life never gives us anything that we are not able to bear and is not useful for our development. It is necessary to take control of one’s own life, even when physical, and non-physical situations seem to us to be out of place. To be able to organise and develop a sense of peace that is capable of expanding continually and smoothing out every difficulty, is the greatest gift that meditation can give us.
So, what does one do?
Pay the utmost attention to the moment one is living, in a completely non-judgemental way. Prevent inner suffering and achieve a complete acceptance of oneself through a greater awareness of one’s own experience.
ABOVE ALL, MEDITATE BECAUSE FOR MANY QUESTIONS, THE ANSWER CANNOT BE FOUND ON GOOGLE!