I know it supposed to be really good for you to meditate, and it takes a long time to master, but in the end…what happens while you are meditating? Are you dreaming…or….unconscious…i don’t even know. I’d love to start practicing meditation, but i would like to know what the end result would be like.
It is not dreaming or unconsciouness. Furthermore, it has nothing to do with an end result.
Think about playing a musical piece on the instrument…what is the end result of reaching the end of the song? Actually the playing of the song and the music as it is happening is far more important than when it is completed.
Likewise, meditation is a practice of being aware. There is joy and deep peace in this…it is fun to do. It really doesn’t take a long time to master…it is just people have a hard time sometimes of letting everything go and just sitting in awareness.
Try this very simple, yet powerful meditation in the article ‘Effortless Meditation’ at http://www.awaken2life.org/published-articles/74-effortless-meditation.html
It can be done for a couple minutes or an hour.
Also of possible interest is a 15-minute audio podcast episode called ‘The Art of Meditation’ (ep. 6) at http://www.awaken2life.org/podcast-more-oom.html but you would need to register first to get access to these older episodes.
~ Eric Putkonen