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How Meditation Leads to Compassion

Health & FitnessHow Meditation Leads to Compassion

Our task is to liberate ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature and its beauty – Albert Einstein

When we talk about meditation, it is natural in us to give it a religious color, but before we assign such labels, understand the psychological benefits that come with a consistent practice over time. It will be valuable for us.

Meditation makes the mind more aware of everyday life and it puts us in touch with the mystical, the unknown and stimulates the imagination. This practice is common to many faiths such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Baha’i Faith, and others, and whether the group believes it is a form of prayer or that it provides wisdom, no one believes in the practice. Power cannot be denied or ignored. Many indigenous traditions have taught that meditation is the key to unlocking the mysteries of the mind, making the practitioner wiser.

What mystery do you ask?

Have you ever felt something deep inside your gut (your gut is your second brain after all!!!), like some force is telling you to reconsider your decisions. Sometimes we have subtle feelings and often they are strong, such as flashes of insight or insight, vivid images in dreams, meeting our ancestors, these are all signs and signals of our intuition. When we face obstacles we need to decode and understand these signs as they often help to solve personal problems. This connection with harmony deepens with meditation and we listen to what the Higher Self has to say. The Supreme Self teaches compassion, for one’s own self and for all beings.

Scientists have discovered that meditation has a psychosomatic benefit and, in many cases, it also provides spiritual benefits (such as ancestral connection, psychic abilities, healing qualities, etc.) and regulates the ego-driven personality. helps to do It gives us equanimity and promotes a sense of well-being and when we are not acting entirely egoistically, we adopt an attitude of gratitude. It makes us whole; It makes us empathetic.

A regular practice can create a better conscious state of mind which can have a direct impact on a person’s cognitive performance as each meditation reveals the layers of the unconscious hidden within the conscious mind. With such profound revelations, we grow rapidly in spirit and knowledge. As a technological culture, we are bombarded with an immense flow of information through YouTube and other social media.

This is the age of multitasking and we think we are superhuman for doing it when in reality we couldn’t be further from the truth! We’re not supermen and women, we’re overloaded zombies, addicted to caffeine and social stimuli (media!) that we can barely comprehend and catalog because we’re experiencing information fatigue. Yes, it’s a real thing!

When we multitask, we lose focus on the task at hand and this inevitably affects our performance. Try it at the office. Watch your favorite movie and listen to your favorite track while writing your report or presentation. See what happens!

When our attention is distracted or divided by multiple videos, posts, articles, ads, messages, and Facetime, we lose focus and this can have a detrimental effect on our performance abilities. We are so engrossed in our phones at the dinner table that we miss out on conversations with our families who feel abandoned by the phone in your hand. And you are also busy noticing how your behavior affects them or them. It shows that you are disconnected from your family and addicted to technology.

If you think about it, attention skills are central to successful learning and implementation. It is central to our interactions with other people and our level of engagement with the world. Attention is key!

How can we really pay attention when our environment is full of distractions? To begin with, as soon as we open our eyes and check our phones, we wake up with the sensory overload of the material world, so it’s best to never interact with technology unless You either meditate briefly or do not wake up on your own. Affirmations You can place your palms on your palms before opening your eyes and then look at your palms for a few seconds. It will bring you mindfulness and you will be able to achieve more and be more compassionate towards yourself and others.

Practicing meditation is effective for students because recent findings show that meditation is important for stimulating the mind’s sensitivity and subsequently increasing information processing, which, in layman’s terms, the student analyzes. It translates into an expansion of the cognitive ability to do. their environment critically and objectively. Simply put, meditation helps our brain grow! Wisdom breeds humility and humility breeds compassion.

What do we do all day?

Much of our worldly success depends on our cognitive abilities to process information and then process and store it in a meaningful way. Ah, mean!

A successful meditator knows that emotions are not the same as thoughts. Thoughts are in your mind. But emotions arise from being embodied in matter. You feel sad, angry, abandoned because you are going through these situations in real time, not imagination. Although it is entirely possible to be influenced by one’s thoughts and self-image. Mindfulness teaches you to explore yourself through the sensations and feelings that arise in your body. Do not handle, drop and clean up toxic materials. The turmoil of the mind is still.

Meditators see the world with more openness and compassion, and why? Empathy is a byproduct of an individual’s mental awareness and sensitivity to social stimuli, an important aspect of socialization. If everyone in society meditates regularly, we will collectively create a whole new world where wars and conflicts will lose their meaning.

We have lost all control of our minds and bodies as we become more and more entangled in the quagmire of life. But now is the time to take back that control. Let’s gain control over our mind, body and thought process by engaging in meditation. We are taught to believe that we cannot change once we reach a certain age, but this is not true. We can regain control at any age, we just need to let go of the limiting belief and assumption that we can’t control our mind and body, when in fact we just need to practice mindfulness. need to. The point of meditation is that with constant practice we can remove all psychological barriers. It is invaluable for dealing with the holy trinity of stress, anxiety and depression, mental illnesses.

Meditation acts as a psychophysiological mechanism, which opposes the stress mechanism. This results in relaxation of the mind and body, thereby restoring a relaxed state of mind that is optimal for functioning and also promotes the development of human qualities such as creativity, self-love, healthy relationships and compassion. Is.

We need to cultivate self-compassion, which is an integral part of human development and creates a healthy space for wisdom, optimism, and happiness, and teaches us to nurture human relationships. What could be more beautiful than that!

This article is written by Tina Mukherjee, a spirit guide working with astrology, tarot, psychism, yoga, tantra, breathwork and mantras. She works to discover hereditary signs by studying astrological charts.


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