What is meditation?
Meditation is an age-old activity of the mind where a person uses a method like mindfulness, or the act of bringing the mind to attention a certain thing or thought to cultivate focus, awareness and become more emotionally stable. It is a wellness practice coming from Eastern traditions, like the Ayurvedic practices in India, or the traditional medicinal therapies from Japan and China.
In meditation, a person trains to recognise his/her thoughts and feelings without switching them off or judging them. In time to come, that person may begin to better figure them out too. Meditation is wellness to the mind what physical exercise is wellness to the body.
Meditation takes regular practice to become relaxed with your thoughts and feelings. Perfect meditation does not exist. Occasionally you will lose your attention on your thoughts or breath. That is perfectly normal. More crucially is your willingness to meditate regularly. For meditation, the process is more essential than the end-result. Continue to persist meditating. It is only a matter of time that you will master the art of meditation. If you are new to meditation, I strongly encourage you to check out the various types of meditation practices that you may be interested in in the “8 Types of Meditation” article!