This is a beautiful process of self enquiry. It goes deeper than mindfulness. It is a quest for understanding oneself.
It is a popular practice in the Eastern part of the world. When you meditate, you see life through a difference lens. You connect to your inner self. You become an awareness of yourself and the world around you. Compassion and Love become your norm. Life becomes a dance. Stress and worry are just words in the English dictionary. You understand things like non attachment. You can easily let go of situations that do not serve you. You stop suffering, you start living.
The Goal of Meditation
The goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss. But as anyone who has tried to meditate knows, the mind itself is the biggest obstacle standing between ourselves and this awareness.
Here at FHIY we are passionate about the practice. We hold events where we discuss and teach meditation. Head over to our Events and workshops pages for more information.
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How to Practice Meditation
Meditation is very simple. It is simply attending. You can begin by attending to your breath, and then if a thought comes, attend to it, notice it, be open to it—and it will pass. Then you can come back to the breath. Your normal response is to react to all your thoughts, and this keeps you ever busy in a sea of confusion. Meditation teaches you to attend to what is taking place within without reacting, and this makes all the difference. It brings you freedom from the mind and its meandering. And in this freedom you begin to experience who you are, distinct from your mental turmoil. You experience inner joy and contentment, you experience relief and inner relaxation, and you find a respite from the tumult of your life. You have given yourself an inner vacation.