We now live in a time when our eyes prefer to see things on a screen than the real things outside. Because of the unexpected circumstances that we’ve experienced for a year and a half now, our way of seeing and knowing things has been engulfed through the process of social media.
Today, we find fun in social media and make fun through social media. And before we know it, our time spent watching on-screen has already taken us from the realm of our self-consciousness.
So how do we get back on track with ourselves and our consciousness within? (Read: 7 Things to Do to Achieve 7 Types of Rest)
Rest Your Mind With Meditation
Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. (Read: 5 Reasons Why Meditation Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine)
It is not just about sleeping nor taking a nap. Meditation is a state of mind where we journey into the interiority of ourselves and withdraw from what’s happening around us.
Swami Rama, an Indian guru and yogi, believes that meditation is not necessarily a part of any religion. It is a science and a process where the mind is silenced to focus not on the external world but the world within.
Scientists claim that meditation can help individuals sleep better, cope with some symptoms associated with mental disorders like depression and anxiety, reduce psychological difficulties associated with chronic pain, and even improve cognitive and behavioral functions.
So if you want to improve your mental health and overall well-being, make meditation a daily practice! For tips and advice on how to start on your journey, read this article about how the rosary makes a good meditation tool: 3 Things That Make the Rosary a Great Meditation Tool.