Mindfulness meditation quiets the mind and leads to inner peace
2011 November 25
Just beyond the chaos that frequently engulfs your day is a stretch of time. It is not a particularly long stretch of time, but what is there can offer a veritable garden of peace; quiet and bright; and full of potential if you choose to use it. This garden can be accessed through what is called “mindfulness meditation.” All that is required is a still body, using a trained mind to focus on what is rather than what was or what will be.
Like all muscles, the mind, too, needs daily attention if it is to stay strong and perform tasks with a certain level of elasticity. Integrating meditation into your daily routine can offer great assistance in furthering mental gains. However, like the training of any muscle, the gains are not immediate. In the end it is persistence that pays the greatest dividends.
What can mindfulness meditation do for you?
As Marcus Aurelius once said, “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” Meditation is exactly that – the starting point for change. If you can change your mind, or even if you can quiet it long enough to hear your heart and soul, you have the potential to change the very direction of your life.
Historically, there may never have been a society that has strayed so far from the fundamentals of focus as the one we now live in. The need for peace within ourselves is reaching a crisis level which explains why meditation is now, finally, piercing the crust of what is mainstream in America. Thankfully, like the acceptance of mindful eating, mindful meditation is gaining acceptance and legitimacy even amongst the traditional medical specialties.