Using Meditation to fight Stress
Everyone is looking for a way to still their thoughts, shed
their worries, and attain mental peace. That is the purpose of
meditation! You may not be different however your main concern
should be to get rid of your stress just described and
unnecessary worries so that you can divert your all energies
towards studies and do much better for your self. All meditation
techniques involve teaching you how to detach from the thoughts
and impulses in your head (and in your body) that normally
bothers and distracts you. When you learn how to detach from
thoughts and separate from their distracting pull on you, those
wandering thoughts in turn will naturally die down.
Awareness: The very first step to this process is awareness, and
you cultivate awareness by watching your thoughts and your mind.
You cultivate awareness through meditation. Awareness of
thoughts without giving them energy eventually causes the
on-going mental chatter of ours to have its volume turned down
to where you reach a mental state of cessation, or stopping,
which is a clean mental realm absent of thoughts and can be
considered as second step of meditation process. When thoughts
are not there, they do not impel you, and this is the first
natural consequence of the practice of meditation.
After you learn mental stopping and actually start achieving it,
then you can achieve a degree of somewhat stable mental
stillness. This stillness will be an ever-present quietness
accompanying all you do because your mental calm is becoming
deeper and ever-present.
Achieving stillness is therefore the third step of the
meditative process. If you keep cultivating this stillness
through meditation, it will expand so that you achieve the
Fourth step of the path, which is a state of true peacefulness.
Actually, this stage of natural energy transformation refers to
a state of body-mind cultivation wherein there is constant
physical renewal since your mental realm is all quiet, your
physical energies are all active, and they are transforming your
Since these physical transformations happen simultaneously with
the cultivation of deep mental peace, or quiet, and it is the
fifth stage of the meditation path. This is what many people are
after, but it is still only an incomplete result of meditation.
After attaining these achievements of meditation practice you
then reach the sixth stage, which is where your natural wisdom
comes out in all situations and you attain "right knowing." Your
mind is always disciplined and quiet, and you can understand
things naturally and effortlessly know the right course of
action and how to react properly for all situations. You are
always disciplined in right discipline, and your behavioral
responses to any circumstances are always correct.
After attaining wisdom, you could finally achieve the seventh
step of meditation practice, which is attainment. Your mental
realm will so open up that you will be able to obtain or do or
achieve whatever you set your mind out to do. You will be able
to achieve any goal you desire in the world but most of all; you
will become able to fathom the true nature of your mind.
Because you play with your thoughts all day, you are always
interfering with your body's normal circulation of energies but
you just do not know it. That is why sleeping leaves you
refreshed. During vacation breaks helps you look refreshed, too.
Let go of your thoughts and concerns for a while and your
natural vital energies will circulate and refresh your body.
What you want is an effortless mind, a mind free of attachment
and clinging but the habit of mental attachment is so ingrained
that you do it all the time, and cover over your true mind's
nature, that you do not notice it or the effort you put into
The Actual Steps Of Meditation
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