Why to meditate? Everyone thinks almost they are right, they don’t question or argue with themselves to self-reflect. It’s an attempt to explain my views on how to achieve it to strike a balance in life within our mind.
Our daily thinking and actions are simply executed by the programme of our subconscious mind. We don’t think most of the times on our own. Our thinking is actually not our actual planned thinking. Our thinking is ruled by our early childhood experiences and genes that creates a self-image in our mind against which every time we try to validate our thinking, actions and results. It has full influence on how we communicate and relate to others, we think we are smart, but in reality we think asper our subconscious programme.
For example- One of my friends really good at maths subject and great with numbers and calculations. However she doesn’t like those who score low in maths and those who are not good with numbers. She even lost good friends, they left her because she use to criticise them. Now I tried to understand why she became like that. When she became a parent she use to force her kids to study maths. But one of her kids love cooking, but now he is studying somehow maths as main subject because of her mothers torture. And I am sure we keep hearing these kind of stories in life, some are similar and some are very different. People try to force their opinions on us. Sometimes we break because of torture or sometimes we become one of them and lead our life like an extension of that person.
The reason why they behave the way they behave is because of their programme in subconscious mind. Every time while validating our thinking against our subconscious image mind we feel comfortable when everything gets validated without an issue, but the moment when something goes against to it’s beliefs of subconscious mind then it creates friction, if this friction is increased then we call it stress, this happens because things are going against it’s belief system which we assume as it’s our own belief’s. In the above example the lady strongly thinks that if anyone is weak in maths then she/he is not clever and she immediately maintains distance from them by hesitating them. Because their beliefs are going against with her sub-conscious mind beliefs, hence its creating friction. This friction is not helping her to learn empathy to think from others point of view and continue a good relation without hesitation. This friction even will have an effect on her health and it will have many side effects on her overall life. The question is can she come out of the sub-conscious mind programme and self-reflect to change this thinking pattern so that she won’t miss good friends and life…if she has the desire then she needs to think without friction so that she can get quality of thoughts…
Meditation helps to decrease the production of stress chemicals that helps to increase this friction. When you have less friction then you can actually observe your subconscious mind patterns to self-reflect. Do you want to be a slave to your own mind and somehow continue to lead your life or want to be a ruler of your mind? If you want to rule then practice of meditation helps.
Meditation will give you that ability to self-reflect by creating the space in mind to unlearn unwanted things and learn new things and create new life patterns. In other wards it gives you an ability to be more aware and conscious of your thinking patterns and actions. It gives an access to your mind to examine it’s programme and change it asper your wish.
For example you never wish your own car to turn against you and hit an obstacle. It’s same with our life. No one wants to spoil their life and wish to have a life filled with miseries created by their own mind. However unfortunately this is what happening. Our mind is turning against us. Hence, in-order to change it’s programme we need to calm it down, I mean we need to decrease it’s friction and examine when, where and why it is going wrong. This needs great empathy, patience , hard work and determination to be free from slavery. Practise of meditation gives this ability to self-reflect.
Here, I am not sharing different ways and how to meditate. Because when we know why to meditate and then we can find the ways to how to meditate. I hope this article helped.
If you want to understand more about your sub-conscious mind which you did not programme it but obeying it to all it’s orders then -reach out to your parents and ask how they lived and enquire what people say about your parents, sit with your grand parents. Ask how they lived, examine do you see any of those same patterns in your parents too and chat with those who spent their time with your parents most of the times as friends or siblings to know more about your parents. Also gather more information about your own childhood, how you use to behave.How your parents treated you. How is your parents relationship with each other. How your siblings grew up. Observe do you almost live like any one of your your parents or full-time care takers at home who maybe with you always or do you behave like your siblings?
This research will give you an idea on why you are thinking the way you are thinking and not in other way round. Always self-reflection should be the first step before blaming the situations and people. In this process your mind will create friction and meditation will help you to take out this friction. When you have proper evidence of the root cause of your behaviour then its easy to work on it. This evidence based knowledge post your research will encourage you to change your mind.
I would be sharing more posts on how we can programme our sub-conscious mind and how it influences our life.
If you want more information on self-reflection then I would suggest to read a book ” The Secret of your life Scripts” – how to change your life – by Ken Renshaw.