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Why Should we Practice Mindfulness Meditation?
We can look at this from a few different angles. Suppose that we were to take a bucket and scoop up some water, including a bit of muddy sediment, from a lake. The water is a bit murky because the sediment has been mixed with water and is in motion. If someone was to ask what was inside of the water, what would we be able to tell them? We might be able to make some good guesses. Maybe there's a piece of a tire, a shoe, a license plate, or maybe a fish. In reality we would have to wait for the sediment to settle for us to really be able to see and know. Because our minds are always active and moving while also being pulled and pushed here and there, trying to get things done and organize it all at the same time, we don't always see the deeper and more subtle parts of what is going on inside of us. Perhaps this is a little disturbing when we first think about it, but it is because of all this mental movement that we have stress, anxiety, pressure, memory loss, a short attention span, confusion, fear, irritation, decreased productivity and self-esteem, misunderstandings, etc. The list goes on and on.
Everyone searches for happiness. But not all ways lead to sustained happiness. So we need to find the ways that work! How, then, do we stop searching and find happiness? Well that's just it. We stop our mind until it comes to a standstill by placing our awareness softly and relaxingly at the center of our body. We let the sediment in our mind settle, and then we will see clearly and know what's going on. That is what meditation is. Anyone from any religion can do this, easily and with neutrality, and still uphold their own faith.
Inner Peace, or Meditation, is also a way in which we get to truly know ourselves. We learn who we really are, and what our purpose is. Sometimes the biggest problems have the simplest solutions. And, as you will see, meditation has both physical and spiritual benefits. If you just want to relax, let go and do something productive in your own moral and ethical development, meditation provides that opportunity. It has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, increase alertness, improve decision-making and organizational skills, enhance awareness, and boost energy.
Many meditators have more energy than they know what to do with. All the energy used previously to fight stress, irritation, and frustration is now available for us to use at our disposal. For those on the spiritual journey, meditation gives access to the deepest parts of ourselves and our place in the universe around us. It is the way to our complete understanding of ourselves and the highest degree of happiness. No matter how delicious we try to make meditation sound to tempt you into meditating, this is a fruit that is meant to be eaten and not just described. In the end, it is not for anyone else but you yourself. Meditation removes the blindfold, the darkness that covers our eyes from the truth. Meditation generates the inner light that gives us vision to see just what is really happening around us. And we believe that speaks for itself.