By now you’ve heard of meditation’s many health benefits, and you’ve probably even tried a few minutes of quiet sitting to see what all the hype is about.
You may have gone so far as to put in hours researching meditation, especially after you landed on 28,000,000 different Google results in your hunt for information.
Eventually you uncovered the ultimate purpose of meditation: to declutter the mind.
Meditation, whatever the label, is designed to “bring attention to,” or “become aware of.” We become aware of thought, the inner workings of our minds. We grow in insight about what we think and our reactions to the thinking.
The very technique of meditation invites in a spaciousness around those thoughts because we’re able to monitor, observe, and slow the reactions. The more distance between thought and reaction, the more we come to experience the profound benefits of patience, love and compassion.
The techniques vary, but not the results. No one version is better than the other.
Still, you’re on this blog, curious about what type of meditation is perfect for you.