Saturday 5th Of March 2005
Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, and minimizes tension. After a period of practice, the racing and rushing of thoughts in the mind slow down, not only during meditation, but also in daily life. Happiness increases along the way. Tolerance, love, understanding, inner power and fearlessness increase too. The concentration ability gets sharpened and the mind become stronger, and under control. The ability to enjoy the present moment increases. Criticizing and blaming others ceases, or at least decreases. Practicality, strength, happiness and satisfaction increase.
All meditation techniques are means to the same final target. Most of them are ways to develop concentration, which is the ability to pay attention to one object or subject, and withholding the mind from running around. The final goal of meditation is to reach our real "I", to empty the mind from thoughts, and to be conscious of the residue, which is Pure Awareness. Along the way there are many benefits that have already been mentioned in the previous paragraph.