I am often asked what is Meditation and what is the purpose ? Many people tell me they can not meditate or they think it is hard to meditate, thinking that it means to sit crossed legged for hours saying ‘om’ whilst there are many different ways to meditate, everyone is able. Praying is meditation, just sitting and watching the world go by quietly is meditation, daydreaming is meditation, it takes you to a quiet and peaceful place. Calms the mind and helps you to think and feel more clearly.
Meditation is the process of getting to know yourself completely, both who you are inside and how you react to what is outside. Above all, meditation is about enjoying yourself and finding that inner real essence of you.
Through meditation, you discover a very different ‘you’ from the person who may be stressed or troubled, the person who may seem superficially to be ‘you.’
You realise that your true nature, the real you, is actually very positive and loving. You begin to discover an sea of peace right on your own doorstep, one that you can tap into at any time, all yours for the taking. Its deep within you and there for you always, you just need to sit quietly and tap in. That is what meditation is.