The Benefits of Meditation
Everybody agrees that life is becoming more busy and complicated, and so we need a method to be able to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life in a way that enables us to stay calm and feel in control of our life. Meditation offers us this method.
Just by doing 5,10 or 15 minutes of meditation each day we can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, improve our mental clarity and start to experience a spacious feeling within our mind. If we meditate consistently over a period of time, we will experience major improvements to our self-esteem, our mood, our relationships and we will be able to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.
As Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains, “when the turbulence of our distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.”
During meditation we give ourself the much needed time to improve our mind’s experience. We learn to familiarise ourself with the states of mind that are the causes of our happiness and overcome those are the cause of our suffering and pain. The peaceful minds we generate in meditation have a positive flow-on effect on everything we do in our day to day life.