What happens to our brains as we grow older? Some of us lose our minds, and some of us keep going into various dimensions. Our mental direction effects our attitudes and willingness. We keep growing one way or another, even though it sometimes feels as if we only practice this conscious life we live.
Meditation is one tool to access the mind and observe our growing brains. People all over the world have developed meditation forms. There is no one way to meditate.
A primary objective of meditation is to focus on calming the mind, which has positive merit. Billions of people harness what goes on between their ears, the fleshy brain mass which controls what we call consciousness.
One example is mindful meditation, such as Zen meditation, which can focus on breath or prayer, enhancing the present moment. Another meditation is to focus on a chant or a mantra, either aloud or silently, which eases the mind toward an interior dimension which does not focus on mindfulness. It transcends present consciousness, flowing with no specific purpose into the brain’s interior.
We can choose any type of meditation and grow toward time, or not. We call any regular meditation a ‘practice.’ We can never perfect our understanding of the mind, but can practice heading in a certain direction.
Meditation in any form allows our brains to grow, because the mind processes stress while we are awake. We aren’t dreaming because the body is alert, and we are not asleep. The mind is not actively participating in day to day concerns during meditation, so it’s like giving the mind a mini-vacation. We finish meditation with a refreshed feeling that is unique to the practice.
We don’t really know what our minds do while we sleep, or what happens to our minds when we are fully awake. There is connection between our senses and brain. If we close our eyes and eliminate sight, we have a chance to practice a certain degree of stillness. Things change in our brains.
Why not give meditation a try? It’s free and easy to get into practice.