It's fascinating to delve into the diverse perspectives on meditation. I recently posed a question to fellow meditation enthusiasts during one of our online sessions: "What is meditation to you, and why?" I requested responses in just one word, coupled with an explanation.
For example, "meditation is a pillow for me because I sleep so much better since I started meditation." A lot of people suffer from insomnia because they carry too many thoughts and it's challenging to relax and fall asleep. So when one clears the mind, it can improve one's sleeping patterns as well as the actual sleep quality.
So, here are some responses from our meditation community, each offering a unique glimpse into the personal impact of this practice. It's heartening to read them, especially for those familiar with the transformative power of meditation.
What Meditation is to me and Why
This meditation is a compass for me as it helps me align towards what matters most in life.
Benny, Sydney Meditation
This meditation is like a life jacket. It saves you from drowning in your own thoughts. Once you use the life jacket, you can't live without it.
Catherin/ Mandurah Meditation
A wake-up call. This method helped me realise that I was always connected to the source. I simply forgot it. The connection and the acceptance with everyone and everything is absolutely amazing.
Reflection - it’s an important healthy element for me to look at myself to improve for the world
Hayley, Secret Harbour
Purpose. Now know who I am, where I come from, where I go.
This meditation is a beacon of light that both lights up the way and shines the brightest of light into the darkest of places.
Meditation is my savior in life because it helped me overcome severe depression that almost led me to give up on life.
This meditation is a lifeline for me. It answered all my questions in life.
It is the key to unlock the door to Truth and find my true self, having a clearer and calmer mind and be infinite and one with the Universe.
Reading these responses, one can't help but nod in agreement, especially if you are a dedicated meditator. Each description is a testament to the depth and breadth of experiences that meditation can evoke. It's as if these words weave a shared narrative of understanding and growth among those who have embarked on this transformative journey.