Meditation is not very well understood here in the United States. This misunderstanding is caused because there is a certain amount of mystery surrounding meditation in our culture. Meditations’ true uses and benefits are often times misconstrued by our western mindsets and predispositions.
Sometimes, we see meditation portrayed as an ancient tradition only practiced by the devoutly religious as a way to connect spiritually.Other times, it is portrayed as some mystical technique which can be the path to seemingly supernatural powers.
The truth is, meditation is an age old mindfulness technique which aims to train focused attention and mental awareness. The benefit of the practice, is that this increased focus helps to promote and support a clear mental state.
Meditation has been practiced for centuries by dozens of cultures across many different civilizations as a path towards enlightenment, self-realization, and a happier life.