What are the benifits of meditation?

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  1. AlexKid

    AlexKid Member

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    So what do I get out of it if I put in the time and hard work of daily breath meditation?

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  2. GilesC

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    I would suggeset you read this:

    http://www.project-meditation.org/c...x/2357-principles-meditation-entrainment.html

    It's quite a long post, but it's well worth reading.

    In short, I would say the benefits of meditation come, not from the time spent in practice itself, but how it effects you in your daily life. By meditating we find our mind is clearer and calmer and we become more present in our daily life, allowing us to act on the things that need our attention in the here and now, rather than getting caught up in the discursive thoughts of the mind, which would usually just be dwelling on things in the past (something you cannot change) or worrying about things in the future (ideas of the past projected to the future, which will not be as you imagine when the time comes).

    Have you tried downloading the free "Discover Meditation" course from this site? It's not breath meditation and some people actually find it easier than trying to be aware of the breath.

    Hugs

    Giles
     

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