Have you ever tried sitting still and doing nothing even for just a few minutes? Not even glancing at your watch or even paying attention to the distractions around you? Breathing in and out and letting your thoughts flow? Well, this is what meditation is all about or at least the way I understand it.
I’ve never tried meditating before like pay special attention to my breathing and all that. What I usually do is to stare off into space and just let my thoughts drift. Only after a few minutes do I notice changes in my breathing as well as the way the thoughts that were running around in my head beginning to make sense. This was what meditation was to me.
Since I’ve developed a very cluttered mind, I thought it would be best to get rid of the useless stuff that’s been bothering me for quite some time now. So, what I did was to meditate. And not the usual staring-off-to-nowhere but the way it was meant to be done. Partially closed eyes, sitting up straight and focusing my attention to the way I breathe. The only thing that I can say is that this experience was really amazing!
I wasn’t able to reach 20 minutes of meditation but the time I spent in just focusing on my breathing and ignoring the thoughts that keep on invading my mind was quite refreshing. I was able to work better and I do feel lighter as well. I think I will be incorporating meditation as part of my daily ritual in order to improve my way of thinking and my overall well-being too.
Perhaps with constant practice I will be able to attain inner peace. Maybe you’d like to try it out too? 🙂