Basic Introduction to Meditation

When they step into the path of personal development, the first question that people ask is –

What is meditation?

Now there is no perfect answer to that because words cannot completely describe meditation just like the same way love cannot be described because it is a personal feeling and meditation is also something to be experienced and felt, not something to be understood.

But here we are trying to give a basic introduction to meditation that may make things easier for readers to understand it better.

Is meditation for everyone??

Everyone in this world has meditated before, because meditation is simply an act of bringing your consciousness into the present moment.

Soul searching, expanding consciousness, seeking truth, getting into a better vibration level is all what we have associated with meditation till now and that is true; but meditation happens when you are completely in the present moment that is NOW! HERE!


What does being in the present moment means?

Most of the people are always thinking a lot either about past or future.

They mentally play movies of the events that are either likely to happen or those that have already happened and they also fantasize.

People spend their time in day dreaming about irrelevant things and mostly they are about some unpleasant or dreadful event that is never going to happen.

 

Come on… I don’t do that!!

Many reader’s won’t agree that they do not live in the present moment. But, tell us honestly…

How many times it has happened that a person is talking to you and in the end you realize that you have heard nothing of what he said?

How many times you have passed the streets while driving your vehicle but you were not aware when you have passed a particular place?

In all those times you were actually not honoring the present moment and your mind was actually somewhere else.

Bringing the mind into the present moment!

Take your time and observe the kids playing, those birds building their nests, animals searching for their supper… all of them are actually meditating because they are completely in the present moment, their mind is not worried about the future neither they are playing the movie tapes of their past inside their mind, like people do most of the time.


Meditation for developing awareness..

While meditating you bring your awareness completely into the present moment by observing your thoughts.

You just realize that your mind is actually trying to trick you, and by just realizing that, you come into the present moment.

People often think that in meditation you have to eliminate thoughts but that is something impossible because thinking is your very nature but while meditating you just become aware rather than unconsciously being a slave of your mind.

Why meditate???

If you follow a daily routine of meditation for developing awareness, you will grow spiritually which will surely make your life better than before.

By following some simple techniques you can expand your consciousness and live in the present moment, Zero to Infinitude will bring all the required methods to make you understand and experience the beauty of every moment but there is a price for everything.. so you will have to give your effort and time.

Every person must meditate

Meditation is very important for your personal growth and peace of mind.

Life is precious but many people don’t agree to that because of the misconception, false mind-made images and lack of awareness that is caused by the ego games that fills up every moment of people living in this planet.
We believe that we all deserve a better and peaceful life, this site will bring all the techniques for making you experience the peace and joy that is waiting for you for a long time.

You may also like to check the following post in order to bring your mind into the present moment for developing more consciousness:-

“How to Expand Your Consciousness with Simple Mindfulness Exercises

I would love to get your views so please comment below if you like this page and feel free to mail me with any inquiry.
My Email ID-hari@zerotoinfinitude.com

14 thoughts on “Basic Introduction to Meditation

  1. James W D

    I like your points about not hearing a conversation or driving by things and not realizing it. That actually really helped bring this into a better perspective for me. Now I will have to work on staying in the present a little more as I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t at times. Thanks!

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    1. HARI S NAIR

      The perspective that you have mentioned is what that is needed basically to expand our consciousness just keeping a check on our thoughts..Thank you so much for giving your time to read this I hope it will bring you more into the present moment..:)

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    1. HARI S NAIR

      Thanks Mica..yes meditation in its core is actually honoring the present moment and those who go deep in their inner world are actually completely experiencing every moment.

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  2. Jill Portilla

    Wow, this was a very interesting article. You write in a way that is very east to read and understand. And what you said under “come on I don’t do that” I totally do all those things all the time! I feel like my mind is always some place else!

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    1. HARI S NAIR

      Thank you so much Jill…I am glad that you found this article interesting, my main focus is always that the message that I want to convey should be delivered in a very friendly manner and I am so happy that it is happening. Staying completely in present moment is something that enlightened people do but for us just realizing that our mind is fooling us is a big achievement and the very first step!!!

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  3. george

    G’day, Hari – interesting that you say meditation and other emotions such as love, need to be experienced and felt rather than understood. Trying to break these things down into their components and analyze them to the “n-th degree” is, I think, counterproductive. There are some things that we’re never meant to fully understand, such as the concepts of creation and infinity. So, just be in the moment!
    πŸ™‚ george

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    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      What a beautiful comment Sir, I am happy that you liked this content and I agree with you that there some things that we are never meant to fully understand…:)

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  4. Tina Goodrich

    I love your site Hari. Meditation is something I’ve been struggling with and you put it out there very simply and eloquently. Today just may be better than yesterday for me.

    I have one question about your site. Are you doing to do any Internet marketing within this site? If so what?

    Peace

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    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      Hey Tina thank you so much for your comment, I am so happy that you like the content and I promise to bring a lot more such contents that will help you to grow spiritually….

      Right now I am focusing to provide helpful insights about personal development..I am not doing any marketing here right now, but soon I will prefer bringing the books that have helped me and also my self written short books based on my own spiritual experiences..hope you will like them too…

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  5. Tanya

    Hello Hari.. Great posts about meditation. Since I practice meditation myself, I know how it is difficult to explain to anybody what actually it is. First, you need to experience it yourself. Second, you need to do it constantly to understand and comprehended it completely. You have a very deep understanding.
    I will definitely come back to your website for new posts. All the best for you.
    Tanya

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    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      That is very true Tanya, it is hard to explain the experiences that occur during meditation and its beauty cannot be explained it should be experienced..I try my best to bring up things that could be easier to comprehend for the beginners but also get connected with people who are familiar with the subject.. I hope I am able to do it..thank you for reading and I am sure you will like the future posts also.. πŸ™‚

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  6. Tiffany

    I absolutely love this post! I have often attempted to meditate but when I read…. “act of bringing your consciousness into the present moment” was an eye opener. Often times when I meditate I am thinking about “happy” thoughts or envisioning me an a more “peaceful” place. I will look more into these methods. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    1. HARI S NAIR Post author

      If you put any effort on controlling the thoughts then that is not meditation, when we sit to meditate we have to surrender to our thoughts but we are conscious of the thoughts that come and go…
      Visualizing and bringing in the positive thoughts deliberately is a great way to raise the vibrational level but that is not meditation … Glad to hear that this post has helped you, thank you for reading Tiffany πŸ™‚

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