How to practice meditation
Meditation is very effective form of stress reduction. It is very important practice for calming the mind. A calm mind can lead to a healthy, happy and successful life. In meditation, the mind is calm, clear, relaxed, and inwardly focused. A calm mind can cure diseases and speed up healing processes. Meditation is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified. It is therefore a good thing to truly practice meditation.
The goal of meditation is to focus on the current moment, and the current moment only. It is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which can be described as peace, happiness, and bliss. However, the mind is the biggest obstacle standing between ourselves and this awareness. From childhood on, the human mind has been trained to worry about all types of things almost 24 x 7. Therefore, it is incredibly difficult to deprogram our mind, even for a short period of time. Our mind really has a mind of its own. Our mind is undisciplined and unruly, and it resists any attempts to discipline it or to guide it on a particular path. Unless trained properly, many people experience only fantasies, daydreams, or hallucinations during meditation. They never attain the stillness that distinguishes the genuine experience of deep meditation. We are taught how to move and behave in the outer world, but we are never taught how to be still and examine what is within ourselves.