“In meditation, healing can happen. When the mind is calm, alert and totally contented, then it is like a laser beam – it is very powerful and healing can happen.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Success begins with health. Only a healthy bud can blossom, and only a healthy being can reach its fullest potential. When most consider the topic of health, they think of the physical being. However, it extends far beyond that, including your mind, emotions and spirit as well.
Swasthya – meaning health – can only be achieved in someone who is mentally calm, spiritually steady and emotionally stable. These attributes are deeply connected with your consciousness.
When you have a clear consciousness, you can gain a greater sense of swasthya. This is where meditation becomes a very powerful practice. By clearing your mind on a regular basis, you allow a consistent flow of healing energy in your mind, body and spirit.
Meditation Increases Your Life Energy (Prana)
Your vital life energy – Prana – is the foundation of swasthya, in both your mind and body. Using meditation, you can increase the prana in your body. This will bring about many good qualities and attributes in your life:
- Higher Energy
Alternatively, a lack of prana leaves us feeling lethargic, dull and lacking vitality. Ever experienced these symptoms? A simple meditation practice could reverse these adverse feelings and leave you feeling full of life!
Using Meditation to Deal With Illness
They say that the root of many illnesses lies in the mind and consciousness. Therefore, by clearing the disturbances in your mind, you may be able to speed up the recovery process in the body. Most illness occur from a few things, including:
- An imposition of nature (e.g. the common cold, an epidemic)
- Violating natural law (e.g. overeating)
- Release of past impressions (e.g. Karma)
Illness is a physical part of nature, which can often cause worry and anxiety. When this happens, we simply give more power to the illness. By meditating, we’re able to release the stress, anxiety and worry. This positively impacts the body, brain and nervous system, resulting in a speedy recovery.
Clear Emotional Pollution With Meditation
According to the Mental Health Foundation, 9% of people in Britain meet the criteria for diagnosis of mixed anxiety and depression – making it the most common mental disorder. Depression, like many other emotional imbalances, are pollution in our lives.
But it’s not constrained to diagnosed disorders because many feelings and experiences can affect our state of mind. The words you hear, thoughts you have and interactions with others can either provide peace or create disturbance. Emotional disturbance often manifests as feelings of jealousy, frustration, sadness or anger.
We become affected by these feelings because the mind is not centered. A regular meditation practice can help you maintain peace and balance.
Meditation Guides to Potential
Ultimately, the purpose of meditation is transformation. It’s a journey, guiding us from the person we are into the best version of ourselves. If you’re looking for a way to reach your fullest potential, you need to start meditating.
As you learn more about yourself and life, perspective on everything in the universe begins to shift. This higher level of consciousness is a gift. Going deeper into a meditation practice will bring about questions like:
- What is the meaning of life?
- What is its purpose?
- What is true, unconditional love?
A person who truly begins to wrestle with these thoughts is very fortunate, for you cannot find the answers in books or blogs. You must experience them, and as you do your life begins to take on a whole new meaning. You feel complete in your purpose and calling. This, my friends is true health, full potential and complete transformation.