When you meditate, your thoughts are tamed and you are more aware of your surroundings. You are more connected to other people and your surroundings. You have more energy and your conversations with others are more enjoyable. During meditation, your mind is free from racing and you feel refreshed and energized.
Meditation is about retraining your mind
Meditation is a practice that can help you retrain your mind to focus on one thing, such as your breath. Thoughts will naturally wander during meditation, but you can notice them without judgment and choose to return to the anchor. Regular practice will help you train your mind to focus on the present moment, and it will change the structure of your brain. Your brain is a highly plastic organ, so it will develop new brain regions over time.
While we’re used to wandering minds when we’re awake, meditation teaches us to become more aware of what we’re doing and where we’re at. This means that we become better at catching our thoughts before they take us somewhere else. While there are many benefits of meditation, the end goal of meditation is wisdom, and taming your mind takes practice.
It’s about being in a state of bliss
Bliss is the ultimate state of being. It is your birthright and your true identity. It is achieved by letting go of all that is not you. The graphic below shows what bliss feels like. Being in this state allows you to be utterly oblivious to your personal self, and this enables you to experience reality without any filters or preconceptions.
Bliss can be achieved through meditation. A blissful state is reached by cutting through the Five Hindrances. Several meditation techniques can help you achieve this. These include following the breath, doing body scans, and loving kindness meditation.