What is meditation?
Meditation literally means contemplation, pondering. You sit down and focus on a particular question, sound or thought, or breath. The ultimate goal of meditation is for you to rest in a state of being/witnessing, a stillness of the mind. This witness or observer is not an object and cannot be perceived by our senses. Meditation occurs in both Eastern and Western traditions. At Mudita we offer meditation in the form of a workshop in which you become acquainted with various ways of meditation, both in theory and with practical exercises.
You learn that you become the spectator or witness of everything you experience, such as your thoughts, emotions, or your breathing. That peaceful, silent witness is who you really are.
Meditating is merely being, in the here and now. Meditation is about attentively observing your experiences in the moment, without judging yourself for those experiences and the reactions they trigger. Scientists prefer to avoid the term meditation because of its religious connotations and speak of attention or mindfulness exercises.
Scientifically proven benefits:
- Prevents depression
- Better ability to handle emotions
- Better sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Better focus and concentration
- Promotes compassion
- Reduces anxiety
- Strengthens the immune system
The non-scientific benefits:
- You feel rested, relaxed and alert
- You develop your intuition
- It stimulates your creative brain
By using deeper brain activity you gain access to your inner knowing and your unchanging being.