At first it took some effort. Even though we just had to seat and close the eyes, we used to become restless or “not have time for it”. We are always on the go wanting to do things, meet people, explore. There is always something to do. Until we discover meditating creates time. The mind slows down and stays focused. We are able to put our vital energy in the positive leaving the useless and negative aside. This was one of our Bali sunset meditation spots.
While being at Sivananda Ashram in India we heard this: “When we take up some recreation on putting the ball into the hole (golf), the other thoughts are slowed down or stilled. We feel we have played a good game when we have achieved perfect concentration. The happiness we experience comes, not because the ball being put in the hole eighteen times, but because we have achieved perfect concentration eighteen times. At that time, all the worries and problems of the world disappeared.”
The mental ability to concentrate is inherent to all, it’s not extraordinary or mysterious. Meditation is not something that a Yogi has to teach you, you already have the ability to shut out thoughts.
We become what we think. Thus we should exert to entertain positive and creative thoughts as these will contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind! A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing meditation.
No matter where you are: stay tuned, positive and meditate!