Maya or the illusion of manifestation was created to organize the world we live in. It was given great convincing prowess so that one and all get attached to it. Meditation is the science, art & philosophy of connecting to the divinity within us to the deepest level so that Maya does not overwhelm us.
Meditation must be customized as the correct process of Meditation depends on the purpose, nature & will power of the person. If possible learn various methods of Meditation to know which is the best Meditation to do in the present moment.
The basic concept of Meditation has two parts
1) Preparation of Meditation &
2) Experience of Meditation .
Experience of Meditation
The experience of Meditation happens on its own in a flow of Consciousness-Energy in that period of time. To make this flow happen lots of preparation is required. The first step is a genuine desire to move our awareness inwards. This is usually the most troublesome part as Maya completely takes over our Consciousness & makes us over-materialistic.
At most Meditation is done for removing stress which is like using a sword to kill a mosquito. Meditation is actually an eternal way of life that leads to Enlightenment. The second step is to recognize an adept teacher to learn Meditation. If your practice of Meditation is helping you manage your relationships, life & mind better – then your search for a Meditation Guru is over.
Discipline of Meditation
The third step is to maintain the discipline of meditation. To do so essential changes in lifestyle are important. The new experience will arise out of meditation but they should never be over-analyzed as this will hamper the main purpose of Self-Realisation.
The fifth thing to understand is that you will feel a growing divinity within you. At the same, your outside may not change much. At this point, you may feel unhappy with some aspects of life that seem useless to the new you. Of course, you must bring constructive changes in your life but in a balanced & diplomatic way.
Meditation is thus an eternal process of making most of our potential, doing the right karma & practicing techniques that transform us in a constructive way. Since the mind plays a crucial role in progressive transformation, self-analysis, reprogramming of the Self – Meditation is the main means of Mind Management.
Mind Empowerment requires lots of Energy. Meditation helps in conserving energy, increasing energy & understanding our energy. Putting it in short — closing your eyes, imagining in an unscientific way, getting relaxed by any means, etc. is not meditation. It is an experience that raises our consciousness, ascends the soul & magnifies our divine awareness.