When it comes to the benefits of meditation, nothing is more sweet than its ability to help quiet the mind. If you are like most, you could use the peace. And if you’ve been meditating for a while, you know just how impactful your thoughts can be both on your physical well being and your perception of life as a whole.
Chris Curran Dombrowski, in this recent Hagatna Guam post, discusses meditation as the way to be more present in our lives. In doing so, meditation offers a person the ability to answer some pretty powerful questions that the intellect could never possibly comprehend. When it tries, the ego mind just takes ownership.
The influence of the mind and our thoughts in conditioning the quality of the expression of our body is greater than the influence of the body in conditioning the quality of the expression of the mind.
What is the nature of the human mind? What is consciousness? Where do our thoughts come from? Can we observe our thought processes? Can we think about thinking, per se? Is consciousness able to observe consciousness or mind itself? Is it possible to examine consciousness or mind with consciousness or mind itself? Or, better yet, is there anyone at home?
If there is any one technique or skill that one can learn for the entry path onto the road to health, well-being and rejuvenation, it is meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn states: “Meditation is simplicity itself. … It’s about stopping and being present, that is all.”
Read more from Dombrowski on meditation and a quiet mind here.