Meditation for Beginners
Vitamin for the MindBy Luang Phaw DhammajayoIn addition to the benefits that meditation brings to learning, it also helps to balance us as we pursue a career. Work creates a large amount of stress and anxiety which can lead to ill health. To work at a job which makes you miserable day after day, is against the principles of leading a correct life in this world. We should find satisfaction with our profession. We should come home pleased, not exhausted or depressed. The demands of a career and the development of the mind should be in balance.Meditation can help with this aspect. It helps improve our efficiency and attitude. This can be comprared to our bodies that will function more properly when they receive the appropriate vitamins. Meditation is the vitamin for our minds, so they can perform more efficiently, with more stability and at a higher capacity. We can work, study, or have a family, but we should never neglect meditation. To do so would be the desertion of the way to true happiness and success in life. A peaceful state of mind will evolve and purify our thought so that we think thoroughly, speak pleasantly and act effectively.We should always visualize a meditation object, such as a crystal sphere, placing the mind at the seventh base of the body everyday, all day during our daily tasks or at work. It seems difficult to do all of this at the same time, but if we practice it regularly, it will become very easy. It is comparable to driving, which requires the coordination of both feet, both hands, both ears, the eyes and the brain.We can do a lot of things at the same time, so there is no excuse for not performing the duties of mind, in bringing to mind the crystal sphere and silently repeating our mantra during our daily tasks. We can do this, even when we are studing, working, or doing chores around the house. While we are working we can think about the crystal sphere, even casually, and after much practice, we will be able to visualize it clearly just as easily and naturally as the eyes can see or the ears can hear. If we can practice in this way, we will keep our minds happy and healthy while we are studying or working, and achieve success in both the material world and the spiritual world.Many people who practice meditation are very successful in their careers and studies. Their stories will be shared as examples. These persons have successfully applied meditation in their lives, enjoying the success and happiness it brought them.
Vitamin for the Mind
In addition to the benefits that meditation brings to learning, it also helps to balance us as we pursue a career.Dhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation for Beginners
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