There are a lot of misconceptions about what meditation is.
Is it a religion?
Is it hard?
Do I really have to quiet my mind?
Today, I want to share with you five tips on what meditation is not.
Meditation is not a religion.
A lot of people misunderstand this. I know, because I had that same misunderstanding too. But once I started practicing meditation consistently, I realized it’s a practice, it’s not a religion.
Meditation is not a substitution for your religion. Let me say this, your religion is your religion.
Think of meditation as a tool to help you enhance your faith and your clarity.
Meditation is not a philosophy or something that is philosophical or grandiose.
It is just a practice. It’s a practice that allows you to access a high level of focus, concentration, awareness, and calmness.
Meditation does not grant you or give you superpowers. But it does allow you to see the power within yourself.
Meditation does not quiet your mind, but does allow you to see that your mind has always been quiet.
It is just your thoughts that create the noise.
See, meditation is not what you think. It’s not about just sitting down and chanting “OMMMMM”, or about clearing your mind.
It’s more than just thinking; it’s finding a peaceful place within you, a place that’s always been within you since you were born. You just have to allow yourself to find it by creating space or distance within your thoughts.
“The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” Anonymous
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Peace, Om, and Namaste.