Monday, October 5, 2009

My Personal Growth - Using Meditation for Personal Growth

I am a huge fan of meditation. While I'm Buddhist, and for me meditation is a way to detach from suffering through sitting in its midst, meditation also can be used for personal growth. Still, I would argue that there is no better personal growth path than being Buddhist, but one need not be Buddhist to benefit from meditation.

Using Meditation for Personal Growth

by Kevin on October 5, 2009


For centuries, meditation was used, is still in use and will continue to be used by many people in search of their inner selves and inner saints, of peace and quiet in body and mind, of awareness and attention to their environment. Indeed, it is time that you, too, apply the benefits of meditation to advance your lifelong quest for personal growth. However, before you do so, it is important that you acquire as much knowledge as you possibly can about meditation. After all, you want to gain optimal benefits from meditation, of which education will start you on the right path.

Definition of Meditation

Generally speaking, meditation is a mental discipline whereby your body and mind becomes attuned to each other and to the environment, hence, creating deeper self-awareness. In turn, your personal growth is promoted simply because you are more in touch with, more in tune to, and more in control of your inner self, which drives virtually everything that you perform in this life.

Although the popular notion we have of meditation is one of yogis in various states of body contortions, and various stages of mind awareness, the reality is simpler. You can mediate virtually anywhere, anytime! You will need practice, of course, to do so but the benefits are well worth the time and effort expended in learning the techniques of meditation.

Benefits of Meditation

Medical science has uncovered the physical benefits of meditation. These benefits include lowering blood pressure and slowing down breathing, both of which significantly contribute to an enhanced state of physical relaxation. Meditation has also been shown to improve the immune system, thus, leading to the ability of greater resistance to diseases and stress. And let’s face it – the better your physical health, the better you can pursue personal growth!

On the mental side, meditation makes it possible to tune in to your inner self and, hence, tap into the power that lies in each one of us. Yes, we are all pods of a powerful God, pods that we can harness to promote personal growth with the welfare of others in mind. Indeed, when you meditate, you promote a clearer mind and a healthier body, both of which are requisites for personal growth to commence onward and forward. And the best part – it is completely free and safe to apply in everyday life!

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