In order to meditate, we have to be fully present. Present in time and space, present with our thoughts and our body. This way, meditation can help us live in the now. We stop being sad by letting go of yesterday, and we stop being anxious by letting go of tomorrow.
Meditation helps us develop an internal locus of control. When we stop being slaves to our thoughts and emotions, we cultivate a proactive mindset instead of a reactive one.Setting the time for a regular meditation practice is not an easy task. But by doing it we learn to control our tendencies and not give in to the instant gratification of getting more sleep or surfing on the internet instead. This way, meditation helps us cultivate discipline.
Meditation helps us cultivate silence and inner clarity. The voices of our intuition and inner creativity cannot be heard in the constant rumbling and chaos that is our mind. Thus, a meditation practice can help us become more intuitive and creative.
By silencing the mind we also get in touch with our higher self. From this place we can meditate on our purpose or life mission, and be inspired to take the necessary action towards making our dreams come true.
When we stop identifying with our thoughts and emotions, our ego starts to shrink. This helps us cultivate an attitude of humility and compassion. We look at the world through a different lens, one of love and empathy towards the earth, the animals and our fellow human beings.
When we get in touch with the light within, meditation helps us feel less isolated. We become more aware of the connectedness of the universe and we find solace and meaning in knowing that we are a part of something greater than ourselves.