It was only recently that while sitting on my balcony, relishing the drizzles of the rain, I realized that how much calm I was, that how much serenity I felt within me. While gazing at the thought, another realization struck me. I realized that the ongoing feeling of serenity and peace of mind was a recently developed feeling that I was earlier unaware of.
Earlier I used to work in a 9-5 job which initially I found it engaging, I was a total enthusiast and was always up on my toes. But later on, as the time passed by, the devotion, excitement, and the eagerness towards my job started to fell. Deep inside I knew that this is happening to me yet the decline of it started bothering me. I talked to my colleagues about it and they overlooked it by saying that it’s normal and it happens to every one of us. But I knew that it’s not that simple. Something inside was dying and I had no idea why and what to do about it. Visiting doctors seemed useless. Soon my boss started complaining about my work dedication. She never does so, she knows how much dedicated I was towards my job. But things weren’t going well for me. It was not that I hated my job, but due to some reasons, I was not able to give my 100% to it.
Stressed out with this problem, I came home and sat on my sofa. My mind was going mad over the thoughts regarding the trouble I am having at my job. Now it was too much of a toll to deal with, instead of looking out for solutions, I started to complicate it more and more. I yelled out loud and suddenly everything was quiet, as quiet as a winter night. Grabbing this quietness, I closed my eyes and sat there for a long time, thinking nothing, feeling nothing, just me and my existence.
I opened my eyes in the morning and for some reason, I felt different. I felt positive and refreshed! I went to work and my whole day was spent with utmost sincerity and dedication. I was stunned by this sudden change. I came back home and tried to find out on the internet about the change that I felt this morning.
I came to know about the term meditation. I knew about meditation but I was not aware of its potentialities. I realized that at night what I had done was meditation and it is because of this that I felt the sudden change in me.
For those who don’t know what meditation is;
Meditation is a technique of focusing on your own self. It is a process of getting closer to your inner-self.
After that incident, I started meditating daily for at least 30 minutes sincerely. It has been more than 2 years and the amount of change it has brought in me is invaluable.
A life-changing process
Meditation is a life-changing process. Once you’re in it, you’re in it. You never come out of meditation. Meditation grows the seed of change in your soul which over a period of time becomes a tree that carries the fruits of potentials and abilities that you were unaware of. it simply empowers you with new perception towards life. In my case, practicing meditation daily made me a better person on so many levels.
A sense of self-confidence built into me. I was able to focus for a long time which enhanced my work output. I came much closer to my inner self and actually realized what it is like having inner-self.
I started experimenting my meditation techniques. I started practicing different types of yoga asana and also started chanting Sanskrit mantras. The effect it had on me was mind-blowing. However, if you don’t know the Sanskrit language, you can easily learn through Learn Sanskrit Online. My mind most of the time was at peace, I felt content in every situation. With every breath that I was inhaling, I felt that a fresh air is being inhaled by me which is bringing a sense of joy and positivity in me.
Getting rid of negativity
My near ones know that how much negativity resided over my brain. Before meditation, I was very much afraid of the unknown situations due to which negativity took over me. I always used to consider the negative points of any activity and used to procrastinate performing the activity. However, after I started meditating, it opened me up uncertainty of life. I started to see positive outputs in every situation.
With regular meditation my mind got rid of the negativity completely. I felt a sense of happiness for everything that was occurring to me which made me open up to different opportunities of life.
Experiencing a sense of joy and happiness
Meditation has forever changed my outlook towards life. My perception towards life is completely changed and I am now experiencing an immense joy and passion inside me. Life before meditation was somewhat like a contracted, unaccountable life. But now I take responsibility for everything that I do.
I no longer fear from unknown, I no longer doubt my dedication towards my work, I no longer dwell over the hardness of life, I no longer see life as a hard-hitting stone but a sweet fragile blossom that fragrances your life.
I no longer feel dull and depressed, I feel happy!
About the author:
Elizabeth is a high spirited author who loves to write about mind, body, and soul. She has been practicing meditation for 2 years and is enlightening the effect of meditation on mind, body, and soul to the readers through her articles. she aims to promote happiness and peace of mind through practicing meditation.