“Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorstep doesn’t mean they have a right to stay.”
Meditation is derived from the Latin word meditatio, which means “to align with the center”. Through exercises of mindfulness or concentration, a change in the state of consciousness is aimed for. In Asian cultures this change of consciousness is of central importance. A feeling of becoming one, a reduced perception of external events, the immersion in mind, body or soul are the goal of every meditation. In today’s Western European culture, the various meditation practices are no longer so religiously anchored. They can help us to relax body, mind and soul and switch off the daily stimulus satiation.
Every meditation has a positive, harmonizing effect on our vegetative nervous system. Meditation creates a state of deepest physical relaxation and calm and is a recognized method to reduce and overcome stress and fears. If meditation is practiced regularly, we become more energetic and we face problems more calmly, without being indifferent. Stress and tensions dissolve more easily. Mind and body come to rest and draw valuable energy. The self-healing powers and the immune system are strengthened and the meditator feels more satisfied and happy.
Meditation is a path of knowledge, only to be experienced inwardly.