Listen to “Meditation – the Path to Inner Peace”.
Although meditation has ties to many different religious teachings, it is less about faith and more about altering consciousness, finding awareness, and achieving inner peace.
Meditation may be an ancient tradition, but it is practised in cultures worldwide for its ability to create a sense of calm and inner harmony.
Mindfulness has become a phenomenon with widespread appeal in many Western countries. Like yoga, it has an Eastern religious origin, but it has been transformed and adapted to new cultural and social contexts throughout history.
Psychologists have estimated that on any given day, a staggering percentage of our thoughts are the same as the day before. Therefore, it is no wonder that we are plagued by anxiety, depression, and addictions, as most of these thoughts are driven by worry and fear.
Our minds can be our worst enemies and, if left untamed, can slowly destroy us. If this sounds extreme, think of emotions such as anger, resentment, and hatred generated by thoughts in the mind. These negative emotions can destroy people and their interpersonal and collective relationships. They can even drive conflicts between rival nations or religious groups, with devastating effects.
Luckily, meditation can help us rewire the brain and choose alternative thoughts and actions. It allows us to convert negative energy into positive energy and transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
Meditation is based on the idea of paying attention to your inner experiences. These can be thoughts, sensations or emotions. Anything that passes through the mind is the internal stimuli that you’re paying attention to.
“My thoughts are not myself.”
This process can be characterised as developing an attitude of equanimity toward our thoughts. Over time, somewhat magically, we notice that as we move about in the world and stuff comes up, we are less reactive. Something that would have left us upset all day becomes less of a big deal. Meditation even helps us to keep our impulses under control.
Compulsions that we would ordinarily find irresistible becomes less compelling. Thanks to meditations, we can begin to feel calmer and think more clearly, allowing us the freedom to assess and deal with situations that arise. As a result, we can finally break free of any dysfunctional habitual patterns we may have previously found ourselves stuck in.
While many mindfulness practices are done in stillness, it’s not the only way. Sometimes your body requires movement to be calm. Movement meditation is an accessible way to restore the equilibrium of the mind and body. Repetitive motions can bring us into a state of mindfulness, giving our bodies the chance to press the reset button and kick start our natural healing and renewal processes.
Sound healing meditation is an easy and effective way to calm your mind and reconnect with your inner peace and stillness.
The DeepH App has a specially designed section to help you access meditative states through the transformative power of sound. You can choose Breathing Meditation for Inner Peace or Positive Affirmations for Negative Thoughts. There are even tracks created by shamans and spiritual practitioners to help you meditate more effectively.
For the best experience, use your headphones and listen while lying or sitting down comfortably.