One minute Meditation
" Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is — still — the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.” - Oprah Winfrey on how Meditation helps her.
Meditation is the practice of calming and clarifying the mind through one pointed attention or uninvolved observation. It has many different variations, but the goal is the same. In essence, meditation aims at the awareness of consciousness, the ever present background to all our thoughts, experiences and emotions. As we practice meditation, our mind becomes clear and more focused, we are better able to deal with the challenges of life.
However , you dont have to spend 20 minutes or half and hour sitting down to meditate, it can be done in just one minute, or 6 breaths! The most important thing is to concentrate. One minute meditation can be performed throughout the day, bringing quick results.
The end goal of meditation is the experience of who we are, this leads to a state of liberation and the absence of fear and a fully engaged life.
In its Traditional usage, Meditation was a means of achieving understanding into our true nature. By controlling or observing the mind, by being in the moment, we can gain an insight or understanding into the contingent nature of mind, and the reality that is underneath. This is a liberating insight or understanding, as one realizes that one is always free and independent. This insight is accompanied by Self Confidence, there is nothing to fear.
Meditation was then, a means to understand reality. In ancient Yoga this meant the realization that the whole of life manifests as two distinct states: That which changes, and that which recognizes change. Each human being is both, a changing mind/body and an entity that is able to recognize change, let us call it consciousness. Meditation is a practice aimed at realizing this fact.