Insight To Meditation


Millennia of years ago meditation has been a self-practice predominate in southern parts of the world however, at the present, meditation is practised globally. The longest documentary evidence of meditation has been in India around 5000 to 300 BC through moulded Buddhist statues. Evidence of the practice dedicated to Taoism in China was found around 600 to 500 BC. Though initially, meditation was done as a practice of religion and belief nowadays individuals practice meditation to achieve a state of mindfulness or oneness.

The practise of meditation is about focusing your mind or your attention to be presentor commonly known as taming your “monkey mind” to overall attain mindfulness. There are different forms of meditation, this includes breath techniques, mantra chanting and yoga sadhanas. There are also different branches of meditation which include Mindfulness, Transcendental, Vipassana and Metta meditation.

“Mindfulness is a technique for keeping your mind continuously on the object of your meditation. It is the antidote for forgetfulness” Dalai Lam The practise of meditation within cultures keeps growing due to its enormous benefits. This includes longer attention span, as a stress stabiliser and increased empathy within individuals. Studies also have found that meditation can help ease chronic conditions such as pain in the form of anxiety, depression and also help with heart disease conditions.

In times like now, the practice of meditation can be a helpful guide into easing levels of anxiety and boredom. I am sure if everybody practices some form of meditation during these quarantine times by the time of this experience and when we return to our daily lifestyle our individual monkey minds will be tamed.