In my opinion, the word “meditation” is used very loosely and inaccurately in the Western world.
An example being: People often say “I am going to meditate on it” – it being something they need to think, ponder or consider.
From a Vedic Meditation point of view this person will be doing just that – thinking, pondering, considering. Or in terms of meditation technqiues, ‘Contemplating’.
With Vedic Meditation the goal (if there was one) is to experience a state beyond the mind’s levels of thinking, feeling, and analysing.
It is about exploring unknown inner levels of one’s being, becoming aware of the centre of consciousness within. As a result this experience of Consciousness within we gain more clarity of mind, self esteem, self confidence, resilience, energy and inner calmness in our daily life, outside of meditation.
It is with the clarity of mind gained by transcending the active thinking level of the mind that we often find clarity in our thinking outside of meditation. The solutions to problems come to mind easily.
I have even had people tell me that following meditation they have solutions to problems that they didn’t know existed – so are able to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.
If you think that you are ready to learn how to meditate,
give me a call, Warwick Jones, 09 419 5380