What's the difference between meditation and sleeping?







  1. Meditation is being in the state of restful awareness, when body is all aware of the surroundings but is still at deep rest.
    Sleeping is also a very important phase for getting the rest. In sleep body gets chance to relax and rejuvenate and repair from all the days wear and tear.
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  2. Hello Jake
    A great amount.
    Meditation is a very alert mental state, it requires that an object be focused upon to the exclusion of all else. It is a highly conscious state.
    Sleep is the removal of consciousness to allow for rest, where you have no mind control.

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