What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as breath mindfulness meditation, focusing the mind on one’s natural breath – to train both attention and awareness, which allows to quiet the mind, achieve the cessation of the restless thought-stream of the mind and reach a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
On average, a human being has between 50 000 to 80 000 thoughts arising in a day, with each thought consuming one’s energy. Most of these thoughts are repetitive, dwelling in the past or worrying about the future and nourishing negative emotions and feelings. Altogether often preventing us from truly living our present and from achieving our goals and dreams.
The goal of meditation is to empty the mind. To access to a state free from all stray and idyllic thoughts, a state of emptiness in which lies infinite quantum energy. Meditation is the gateway to build energy, to knowing our-self, to explore our inner limitless potential and connect with the intelligence that surrounds us.
Mindfulness is the awareness of “some-thing,” while meditation is the awareness of “no-thing.”
Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is cultivating conscious awareness – of self, of others and surroundings -- and making the most of every moment and every experience that life offers. Open-mind, curiosity, empathy and compassion are natural companions of a mindful practice.
Meditation is the foundational practice to develop our ability to be mindful, and to enjoy a limitless life.