“Who Am I?” is the question which has wondered the human since the life started on the earth. To understand the concept of our inner soul, meditation is the best tool one can adopt. Meditation is not confined to the boundaries of a single definition. It is the fusion of our mind, body and soul. Meditation means to perceive the reality or authenticity of life. Normally, we either live in the world of our past memories or future desires. We hardly pay any attention to our present, which we are having in the palm of our time. Our present is our actual truth, but we usually spend a large span of our life visualizing either the pain of our past or the beautiful imagination of our future. Our mind is habitual of living in the thoughts of imaginative world. But when we observe our present without having any burden of our past or future, then we can taste the reality within us. So, to concentrate on your present is the best way of meditation.
SEEKING PEACE IN FUTURE : THOUGHT OF EVERY SOUL
People often talk about moksha, salvation or nirvana. From the Religious perspective, to attain the salvation is considered as the ultimate aim of a soul. Attaining salvation is something we are seeking in future. But seeking anything in future brings you suffering. Salvation is a state of total relaxation and completeness of soul and that state of soul can be attained only when our mind will be free from the debris of our past’s memories and future’s expectations. So, without keeping any expectations about future, start living in the present aimlessly. Enjoy the beauty and calmness of present.
HOW TO BE IN YOUR PRESENT?
Present is a beautiful time given to us by God. And, it is very easy to be in present. Mostly people claim that they are enjoying in their present completely and they don’t need any check on their thoughts. But I want to question them are they really living in their present? Are they really noticing the things going around them? Unfortunately the answer is No. Because we spend our most of the time and thought energy in thinking either about our past or planning our future, which is actually a waste.
You can convert your imagination in reality only when your energy is focussed at one certain point. Scattered thoughts reduce the intensity of our pran urja (vital energy) which results in increment of stress and depression level. So, to have peace and calmness, your thoughts should be focussed and sharp. To have a clear vision of thoughts meditation is the best way. Meditation reduces your thought frequency as well as increases your concentration. So, for achieving that state you should start with the first step and that is, to live in your present.
You can practise this even in your daily life at your home, at your office, in garden anywhere you want. Observe the things going around you without giving your opinion / views over that. Watch the happenings carefully, without thinking about them. For instance, if you are walking down the stairs, pay attention on each of your step carefully. Pay attention to the things happenings around you thoughtlessly. This experiment will help you to remain with the time, which will automatically reduce your thoughts and reduction in the number of thoughts will take you to the meditational and spiritual world.