Meditation is the act of thoughtless awareness as a result of witnessing and observation of thoughts without judgment or labeling whether they are positive or negative, good or bad. The judgment of your thoughts leads to conditioning and identification and finally, move into past or future. The mind is too busy and occupied in the beginning but as soon as we bring the sensation of awareness of breath at the top of nostril we become thoughtless but breath must be natural and relaxed once we calm our mind gradually. This sensation is the object of meditation. It does not matter how many times we disconnect with breath but keep coming back on the breath is our practice.
Whatever you do with awareness is also called meditation. If you clean your house with awareness or prepare food with awareness, it is a meditation practice as well.
Meditation is a witnessing of thoughts. Witnessing means whatsoever thoughts are coming into this moment, you have to watch these thoughts without judgment and be aware of each and every step of whatsoever activity you are doing. For example, smoking a cigarette. As soon as you keep on watching every step with awareness, you are no longer going to smoke a cigarette. As you light it with a matchstick, you can see that you are adding fire to the cigarette and finally you are inhaling carbon oxide inside which creates lung cancer, disease, and coughing which is dangerous for our health. Awareness means be slow and watch out every activity with a gap or pause in between so that you can observe it with full clarity and witness inside that how it is bringing you close to death when you continue smoking a cigarette. Not only that, we are wasting time, energy, and money in addition to this. Therefore, why cannot we use the same amount of money for juice, soup, and vegetables which can help us with a healthy nutrition. Be alert, relaxed, and conscious of every activity.
There is a Difference between Concentration and Meditation
Concentration is to focus on a single object and bring a total energy into this moment. We can judge our thoughts whether they are good or bad so gradually we are conditioning our mind. Meditation means dropping all barriers and deconditioning our mind with just observation and witnessing of our thoughts. Concentration means too much effort with the programmed mind ends up with living in the past and future. This leads to suffering but meditation means effortless effort and deep relaxation into this moment with inner joy and peace.
The Final Purpose of Meditation is to Create Nothingness
Meditation is an effortlessness effort to be relax or fully relax in the moment with thoughtlessness awareness. Let the thoughts come in & go out because it is not your thought, just observe them as it is. You have to see the thoughts as they are but never label or judge any of them whether it is positive or negative.
As you watch, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts & there is a hollowness or emptiness created inside you, result into nothingness, you got connected with the Universe & become alert, aware, & conscious end up producing higher vibration energy because there is a vacuum formation takes place in which old energy move out & fresh energy move in.
Therefore, let the things happens on its own accord, do not force upon anything because force creates resistance, you never make the things happens but let the Universe flows through you & make it happens by surrender & let go.
This means dropping all struggle, fight, aggression, ambition, success. Surrender means Stop fighting with yourself & the Universe.
Showering is a Meditation Practice
Meditation is about witnessing of everything whatever is happening into this moment. Generally, it happens that when we go for showering, there are thoughts of dreaming. As soon we go for showering, just witness how every drop of water on the surface of the skin is affecting the inside and releasing our toxins, healing our soul and transcending anger, fear, negative emotion as well. Moreover, water is full of negative ions which can absorb all our negativity and make us fresh, rejuvenated, and relaxed too. It is cleansing our body and rediscovering ourselves who we really are. Take a shower for a longer period of time every day and you can see that water affects very positively. Your inner cells are full of water and you become the water and water has a maximum power to heal everything.
Meditation for Busy Life
It does not matter how busy you are, wherever you are or whatsoever activities you are doing, you need to be mindful in every moment. Complete relax and enjoy in the moment and then you can do any kind of activity but totally absorbed and celebrate each and every moment. Make every activity as a meditation practice.
When you take a sip of tea, you are already there with awareness means fully present and enjoy with taste and flavor of tea because you are present in each and every step for preparation of tea and moreover you are mindful and it can heal your body but on the other hand, if you prepare tea with living in the past and future may be you can drop the utensil or you can burn your tongue when you take hot tea inside and definitely it is not a taste of awareness, moreover it brings pain and suffering because you put the moments of past and future in preparation of it.
When you play with music, how beautifully you are playing with guitar, and completely merge with the existence; you are tuned with it completely. There is no difference between guitar and you and you become music and wall or separation between them is dissolved.
If you are working in computer (IT sector), you need to be aware of each word on computer while typing and relax totally and you can see that everything flows and you can increase the typing speed naturally, on the other hand when you keep on thinking about your wife, friend while typing, you can type wrong words because you are not in the moment. If you are doing multitasking such as taking a cup of tea while typing on a computer, you can sip tea very easily because you are relaxing, aware, and totally there in the moment but on the other hand, when you are doing multitasking by thinking about kids, wife etc. you can drop tea on computer because you are not aware and lost in the dream or illusion of separation of mind.
I like writing books and articles. It does not matter whether I am in park or at work. I totally relax and fully absorbed in each and every moment while working and bring beautiful idea and write down and it is meditation practice because I relax and share it from the deepest core of heart and enjoy it.
Meditation Conserve Energy for Creativity
When you talk, 99.99 percent of conversations are useless. When you think, 99 .99 percent of thoughts are useless. Have you ever notice that for every single thought, how much energy you are wasting? It is too much. Transfer remaining saved energy for productive work. The less number of thoughts you have the less you talk which is directly proportional. A question comes that how can you reduce the number of thoughts?
Go to nature and connect yourself with waterfalls, oceans, nature etc. and merge with them completely without labeling and judgement and there is no difference between you and nature. You become nature and nature become you. In that merging, enlightenment happens, in that merging, new consciousness arises, in that merging, a miracle happens and the best part of it that there is negative ion which Is present in nature.
High levels of positive ions cause depression and stress, while high amounts of negative ions create refreshment, relaxation, and rejuvenation. There are also large concentrations of negative ions around waterfalls, rivers, and mountains, making the air highly refreshing. Negative ions are invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance when we connected with mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once it reaches to bloodstream, negative ions increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, anxiety, and relieve stress. High concentrations of negative ions are essential for powerful energy and positive mood and good vibes. Moreover, it cleans all kinds of useless thoughts and make us vibrant, pure, and innovative which we can use for creative work and therefore all discoveries happen on the bank of ocean, river, lake etc. If you want to do any kind of extraordinary research, go and live with nature, you can see that gradually you are very close with your goal because negative ion keeps on cleaning all kinds of unwanted thoughts and unfold your hidden mystery.
Another way to reduce the number of thoughts is to become witnessing and observation of whatsoever is happening in the moment without labeling and judgement when we live with alertness, awareness, and wakefulness. Be alert and wakeful in every moment wherever you are but do not live in dream and sleep.
Our whole life is witnessing of thoughts the more you witness the more you can live in the moment. It helps us to settling down our thoughts and finally it brings inner peace. As we know that the more useless thoughts the more ego comes out because ego live on the superficial side and therefore we need to dissolve the wall of ego in order to know who we really are and we can discover our potential.