Bringing all your attention to the present moment is meditation. It is a process to achieve a higher level of alertness and awareness. There are numerous methods of meditation. The goal of meditation is to obtain peace and bring your mind to the state of no thoughts.
There are many methods of meditation, which have the same fundamental base, that is, getting your focus inside your body and witnessing the things happening there. Though meditation is an ancient practice but scientists have found many benefits of it and still they’re discovering.
Osho says that meditation is watching your own mind, not fighting with it, not controlling it but witnessing it. And I could not agree more on that. Osho was one of the greatest men ever walked on this Earth. He touched every aspect of awareness. The method that I find simplest and equally effective, was also given by Osho.
To avoid external sounds, you need a quiet place to start meditation. The place doesn’t have to be big but it has to be silent. You can use earplugs to avoid external sounds that are getting in the way, they are available in almost every medical store.
Silence will help you let go of the thoughts and empty your mind, then gradually start concentrating on your breathing or heartbeat or whatever method you are using to meditate. Later in this article, I’ll talk about the method that I use. It is the simplest and easiest method. Don’t worry, it’s equally effective.
In meditation, you need outer silence so that you don’t get distracted and everything within you can settle down. Trust me, if you practice this every day this outer silence becomes inner silence. You discover yourself enjoying this silence and witnessing every inch of it. When this happens, many things in your life change and positivity fills up in your soul. You are seeing this change from a far away, silent and still place.
Then comes the time when you realize that you are not your mind and not even your soul. You are the one who is watching it from that silent and distant place. There are volumes of research going on online and offline about the positive effects of meditation on mind and body. Meditation helps you see the reality, true existence of life and way the things are. You are not confused anymore. Everything is so clear. Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and insecurity are not part of your life anymore.
This is the simplest method of meditation. I’m sure that this method would work for most of the people. I learned it from the great master Osho. The best thing about this method is, you don’t need a particular time of posture for this.
You can try it while lying down on the bed or sitting on a plane. I’m going to break it down into simple steps:
Note: The gaps between the breaths are of immense importance. Witnessing these is extremely important. And the counting, keep it going. These two things will help you increase awareness. You have to be aware while counting.
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