In this article I am going to talk about a small hack to control our monkey minds. It’s meditation.

Meditation is a technique to improve our breathing which in-turn helps us control our mind. A controlled mind means better focus.

Our breath is like the string that controls our mind (the kite). We need to learn the technique of breathing consciously.

Fun Fact: Did you know about 90% of our body toxins are released through our mouth?

Getting better at meditation would help:

  1. Improve focus (The present moment is vast and deep. Meditation allows us to realise it)
  2. Remain calm and composed (Not too happy when things go right, not too sad when things go wrong)
  3. Remain in the present (Moving the mind between the past and future is what causes stress)
  4. Improve our quality of happiness. Smoking, Drinking etc. are all temporary bouts of happiness and hence not of high quality. Meditation will help you stay happier for longer durations.
  5. Allow room for imperfection. Create that small dustbin space in your mind where you can dump all negative thoughts and wrong doings.
  6. Accept people and situations how they are. We can’t change them.

No one ever got harmed by doing a lot of meditation. The more you do it the more you gain.

From my personal practice of meditation I have realized that when my eyes are closed, sitting in a comfortable position, as I focus on my breathing, my practice throws up challenges to me.

I would get distracted by some thought. I label it and move on.

I would get tired and want to give up. I try to go a bit longer.

I think these are lessons that the practice teaches you. I try to learn these lessons well and implement them in real life.

I thinks that completes the circle of meditation.

Doing it. Taking lessons. Learning. Implementing them in real life.

Through meditation we can achieve:

  1. A disease free body
  2. Quiver free breath
  3. Stress free mind
  4. Inhibition free intellect
  5. Trauma free memory
  6. Exclusion free ego
  7. Sorrow free soul

Until next time 🙂