Meditation is like taking a bath to wash the mind. You can take a shower in the morning to clean your body and after that you go about your daily activities. You don’t have to keep on taking shower throughout the day. Similarly, you meditate and calm your mind, then go on with other activities. It is not easy to keep yourself undisturbed, but with the regular practice of meditation, it becomes easy.
Explore your full potential - with meditation
Every cell in your body has the capacity to hold infinity.
While a worm also eats, sleeps, wakes and performs its daily activities, there is no point for us in living like that. You must tap into the full potential that nature has bestowed on you.
What does meditation do to our body?
Our physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with ’prana’. As the level of ‘prana’ in the body rises, we bubble with joy.
The culturing of meditation into our system is normal, just a few minutes of meditation boosts our entire human system.
Some people call it the higher state of consciousness; Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls it the normal state of consciousness, since we are endowed with the ability to live in that state.
Meditating everyday helps in two ways — it prevents stress from getting into the system and simultaneously helps release already accumulated stress.
Benefits of daily practice of meditation:
- Prevents stress from getting into the system and simultaneously helps release already accumulated stress
- Happiness and fulfillment
- Sensory organs become more enhanced (eg. a musician hears finer notes easily, write music more easily etc)
- Greater intuitiveness
- Reduced anger
- Better decision making ability
With the assimilation of meditation into daily life,
- The fifth state of consciousness,called cosmic consciousness, dawns. Cosmic consciousness means perceiving the whole cosmos as part of oneself
- When we perceive the world as a part of us, love flows strongly between the world and us
(Love, again, is not an emotion, but a state of being. It is not a melodrama expressed by endearments, but our very existence.)
- This love empowers us to bear with the opposing forces and the disturbances in our lives
- Anger and disappointments become fleeting emotions that occur momentarily and then vanish
Be happy and fulfilled
The confluence of knowledge, understanding and practice makes life complete. When you grow into higher states of consciousness, you find that you are no longer thrown off balance by different situations and disturbances.
You become beautiful yet strong - a soft, delicate and beautiful blossom - capable of accommodating different values in life without any conditions.
For the spiritual seeker in you, meditation is a way to transcend the body and mind, in order to experience deeper aspects of your self.
Q: Meditation calms the mind. It feels good. But in our daily life we have to handle paying bills, parking tickets and other mundane things. How can we do this with the same calm mind, without getting irritated or perturbed?
Gurudev: You take a shower in the morning to clean your body. After that you do all the daily activities. You don't have to keep on taking a shower throughout the day. It’s like that.
You meditate and calm your mind, then go on with other activities. It’s not easy to keep yourself
undisturbed, but it’ll happen as you keep doing the practices regularly. Then it’ll become easy.
Meditation is accepting this moment and living every moment totally with depth. Just this understanding and few days of continuous practice of meditation, can change the quality of our life.