How Meditation And Yoga Can Help You Achieve Inner Peace
In life, we are bombarded with numerous instances and occasions that pull out varied feelings and emotions from us. However, in most of the cases, these feelings and emotions are more of a reaction to situations as opposed to a desired response. For instance, if our best friend betrays us, we would most likely get angry at them instead of looking for possible solutions to the problem or focusing on the reason for this betrayal. Meditation and yoga are simple acts that can help the mind become still for some time and encourage more awareness within us of our surroundings and different situations.
Inner Peace With The Help Of Meditation And Yoga
Our minds are usually in a turbulent state and are constantly filled with thoughts that might drain our energy. This leaves us feeling exhausted, frustrated, and tired. However, if we prepare our minds to be still for some time with the help of meditation and yoga, then we can achieve a certain degree of inner peace.
Meditation helps us to become more aware of our surroundings and the present moment. It is a way for us to remain clear and fresh and free from the chaotic mess that our thoughts bring to us.
Important Things To Remember While Meditating
- You need to be sure that you pick out a quiet spot for meditation where you are sure that you will not be disturbed.
- Ensure that you can spend at least ten to fifteen minutes meditating.
- Never resist the thoughts that you have while meditating, but also make sure that you do not delve too deeply over those thoughts.
- Meditating with friends can help in enhancing your overall experience.
- Ensuring that you are regular with your practice is the key to achieving inner peace on a regular basis.
- Stretch before you meditate and also make sure that your stomach is not full so that you do not end up falling asleep.
Meditation and yoga helps us become mentally stronger and become more peaceful. It is a way for us to de-stress, especially in stressful situations and ensures that our thoughts are calmer as opposed to aggressive. After all, we would want to make sure that our energies do not get drained and we can carry out our daily tasks happily and in a fun manner.
A Selection of Meditation Quotes
Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ~ Tony DeLiso
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ~ Osho
“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes.
It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.
It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.
And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.
That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” ~ Osho~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
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