At every point of your life, you have an option to stop and take your life in a better direction. It is up to you to understand that option and then make the choice.
When you are making options about life, your best ally is silence. Silence can bring tranquility, joy and profusion to your life. But silence is not always easy to achieve, especially in the kinds of societies we are living in. But it is never unattainable.
Your mind is noisy if it continuously brings in thoughts within it. You have to learn how to barricade these thoughts. When you are able to do that successfully, you are allowing your mind to grow in a better way and hone itself into creating wisdom from its knowledge.
No sooner does the busy state of your mind stop than you will find yourself filled with an immeasurable amount of silence. When you stop the thoughts from infesting your mind, you will find your intellectual mind take the forestage and swathe your mind in silence.
If your mind is not silent, it will express its trepidation through the mouth.
When you meditate, you are learning how to pacify the mind to its deepest recesses, and that is what helps you to search for answers. You exercise to build your physical strength. Meditation is exercise for building mental strength.
When you manage to bring silence within your mind through meditation, you are bonding with your own central being. This oneness is what is most important in finding the best kind of peace there ever is.
Being overtly curious about things is what brings the sundry thoughts into your mind. When any new occurrence happens around you, your mind will consciously or subconsciously try to understand what that is. And till the time it will not fully understand what it is all about, it will not come to a state of tranquility. Think of it like this – each time a new shred of thought comes in your mind, the little cogs of your mind start working all over again in a bid to comprehend the thought completely.
Meditation is the exact opposite of this condition. It allows you to silence the mind so that the mind can help you with all its strength in obtaining answers.
Just as an example, think about the times you are worried. At such times, your mind is constantly thinking about the source of worry. It is agitated. The result is that the solution to your worry eludes you more and more. You may be immersed in work and want relaxation. Just thinking about it makes you relaxed. That is how great the power of the mind is.
You will need all the courage there is within you to silence your thoughts in your mind. You will need courage to forget the hurt, pain and humiliation you might have faced in the past and take the right kind of steps to make progress.
You will also need courage to embrace your future. You will need courage to understand the fears that exist in your mind – the fears that are stopping you from living your current moment to the fullest capacity.
Living is the present is a very important thing to do, because then you are shunning your debilities of the past, and becoming free from the cycle of karma. Your present success and failures will not be assessed from those you had in the past. Even under the barrage of thoughts that exist in your mind, you will be able to relate with the quiet constructiveness of your mind that will bring to you the peace that is required for a wholesome life. When you live in the present, you can truly ‘live’ sans any pessimistic thoughts that impede your existence.
Simply put, meditation is a mental exercise, designed at creating peace within the mind, and to relax the physical state. Meditation releases the tensions and worries from the body. When you meditate regularly, you can control the thoughts that try to rush into your mind. And that is how you make your mind relax.
When you meditate regularly, you remain happy. You will find positive qualities increase within you, such as love, compassion, tolerance, internal fortitude and courage. You will be able to concentrate more on the task at hand. This will help you keep your mind in control. Meditation also helps you to live the present moment in a better manner, and you will refrain from accusing and criticizing people and things.
It is a spiritual concept that understanding and wisdom reside in the heart. The mind helps to unravel these qualities. That is achieved by meditation.
Invoking peace in your mind is also a way of bringing more rest to the mind. In the restful state, you can truly relax. Some people like to think. But if you were to compare thought with silence, you will surely find that silence is more rewarding than mere thought. Thought can bring cleverness; but silence will bring out the inner strength to help stabilize the mind and make progress. Cleverness pales in comparison to the rewards of a silent mind.
Silence helps you to establish a relation with the Diving Being inside you. The intention is to make the Divine Being communicate with the mind, so that the mind could really pave its way towards a fuller person, and that is you.
You will find the presence of the Divine Being within your spirituality in two manifestations – force and consciousness. A silent mind feels all the positive energies such as love and delight. That is the reason why you must constantly endeavor to get a silent state of mind so that you are inundated with the positive qualities that will take you closer in achieving your goals and attaining success.