What is Meditation?
Meditation is the profoundly ancient act of going inward, being in the moment and not ruminating over the past or future.
Meditation is a practice of going within one's own consciousness to train on your mental awareness and find that space of peace.
With meditation, you train your mind to become aware of your thoughts instead of leaning into them. Overtime, you become a natural observer of your thoughts instead of being taken over by them. You simply become aware of your emotions and thoughts instead of endless thinking.
Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill. It takes dedication and practise to get comfortable and confidant with the feelings and emotions that arise in our being, as well as the one's we have worked on hiding from the past.
There might be setbacks along the way but that’s part of meditating. There’s no such thing as perfect meditation. Sometimes your awareness will wander or you’ll forget to follow your breath. That’s OK. What’s most important is to meditate consistently, and not sporadically.
When we close our eyes, find our breath, and go within, we simply listen to the silence with ease and grace and allow ourselves to be present.