In Terms of Energy
Meditation is saving energy of your organism. When extraverted energy becomes introverted it starts transforming your life for better. You may call it chi, life-force, prana or vitality, it’s the energy of consciousness which creates life, moves it and sustains it. The energy is spent in working, exercising, talking, thinking, sex and everything you do. Thinking is most compulsive consumer of your energy. Endless chain of thoughts consumes vital life force energy prana. Negativity makes your thoughts drain it even more. Continuous thinking, no matter good or bad takes a great amount of energy, and writing, talking, eating, sex etc. consume it too but biggest drain is through negative compulsive thinking which is triggered by darkness inside you. Hidden aggression, emotions, trauma and negativity which are buried deep into our karmic store are trapped energy forms. If this energy is free and available for use -it makes us healthy, vibrant, happy and active but if there is a great deal of it lying and lurking down there in the basement of subconscious it triggers negativity in our life situations. Apparently there will be no reason to frown and get agitated but you will find yourself discomfited at everything most of the time.
What happens is, the great amount of subconscious energy trapped inside you creates a magnetic negative field which keeps pulling more negativity from environment.
You ever keep wondering “why does this happen only to me?”
Why am I so unlucky?
Since Karma is a deep movement and nobody can understand it fully it works in most subtle ways and you keep repeating negative patterns which are really being triggered by the darkness which is lurking inside you, ever trying to overpower your thought process. Emotions are more powerful than thoughts. Thinking which is seen in your communication and day-to-day life is just the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg of emotions lies deep buried and keeps its sway over all your feelings thus painting them negative. Most of your thoughts, day in and day out, are merely repetition of the same negative useless fears, worries and envy patterns triggered by amygdala. There is really no use of them and they change nothing in your life.
What meditation does is, it releases the energy trapped inside those emotions by bringing them to the surface when you are fully aware. It doesn’t happen overnight and like anything else it takes patience, time and effort, but it works for sure and your light grows stronger. You become wiser and more intelligent. When this tremendous amount of energy is released you become vibrant, happy, alert and peaceful. You start drinking the nectar of life. It’s not just about the relaxation anymore. You are ever alert and happy. The things which used to agitate you don’t perturb anymore and you don’t react as often. Rather you act. Now you are more mindful and this mindfulness keeps growing forever.
As A Way of Living
Then meditation becomes your way of living. It’s not just sitting cross-legged at a certain time in course of your day, but a sustained awareness, a sort of witnessing of your actions, thoughts and feelings.You watch how you walk, talk, feel and treat others and this witnessing is enough intelligent to cause dropping away of all acts which are useless, all thoughts which are negative and repetitive and all feelings which are draining.
There can be many techniques to meditate. You must understand that there is no absolute method nor anything is there which can’t be meditative. Reading can be meditative. Writing in your journal is witnessing your thought stream provided you write enough fast and don’t hesitate. Sex can be meditative, in fact, Tantra and Tao employ it as a great meditative tool but it is not for beginners. Eating mindfully, walking and talking mindfully are meditations. Relaxing can be meditative. You can use mantras for meditation. Music, binaural beats can be meditative. Entertainment which is positive makes you get rid of negative thinking and saves energy too, so it is meditation too. After a while, you will find that everything happens inside meditation and you don’t need to have separate time allocated for meditation, though a separate time allocated acts as a booster.
It’s more about earnestness than about the technique. Moreover, you need to alter your way of living to make it meditative than just spending some time in meditation. Eventually, if you kept at it, meditation will create such powerful transformation in your life that it will alter, but it’s better if you understand it and then start meditation. You will need to change your company, your diet, and the type of things you read, places you visit and company you keep to really advance in meditation. If you don’t, then one of the two things will happen–either ever growing power of self will create turmoils in your life( since self is not non-violent) thus forcing you to transform and change your ways or your meditation practice will drop no matter how much you gained from it. After being deluded for sometime you will get back to it, but why lose time? Time doesn’t exist so you can’t lose it anyway.
If you like to meditate and have ideas about it or anything in general, let’s discuss about them via comments. Thank you so much for reading!