The Essential Purpose of Meditation | A Third Perspective

MBV   February 15, 2016

Purpose of Meditation

On an average day, the human mind is highly active and overly vigilant. On one hand are the worries about tomorrow — the expectations, obligations, responsibilities, commitments, and requirements. We tend to live under the constant and persistent concern of the future, often pressurizing the mind, and overwhelming the consciousness.

On the other hand are the regrets of the past, and worries of today. The past challenges the present, instills fear of failure, and threatens to jeopardize one’s potential to face today. Here we examine the essential purpose of mediation by accessing the third perspective.

Essential Clarity of the Third Perspective

To understand the true purpose of meditation, it is important to introduce a concept that very few people understand in the conventional frame of mind. Amid the stress and pressure, an individual will often become overwhelmed by feeling less equipped to face challenges.

This explains why most people profile themselves as unreliable and undeserving in some aspects. This also causes underlying feelings of disappointment and guilt. When that guilt is not directed to the self, it becomes a blame placed on others, or something within the context – anything from circumstance to finances will often suffice. The outcome is often regrettable.

Consider however, rather than starting to blame the self or others, it is possible to separate the mind from the emotional self. At the point of clarity, the individual then becomes aware of a narrative and inner dialogue taking place within, from the perspective of a third party observer. In most cases, such an experience revives one’s consciousness and everything seems to fall into place.

Instead of the blame, guilt and shame, the individual gains a balanced understanding of the self as a greater and more complex being capable of transcending ordinary thinking. Suddenly, the same individual builds up infinite energy, anchors a balanced perspective, and cultivates a dominant calmness. Then, and only then, the individual glances at life from the pressure-free third perspective.

Looking Inward with the Calmness of a Still Mind

Regardless of whether meditation is understood as a practice in Buddhism, Hinduism or any other religious mantra, the core essence of meditation is shared universally and is for everyone to access.

For instance, even as the mind hustles through the protocols of daily life, an individual rarely ever attains a conclusion, religious or otherwise. One thought generates another, and thousand others follow. As the mind wallows in confusion and pressure, the demands of everyday life keep piling up. Productivity dwindles, addictions worsen, and hopes are nullified as one suffers the unavoidable toils of daily life.  

The true nature of meditation is characterized by that ability of an individual to establish the third perspective, calm the mind, replenish the soul, and strategically control the consciousness. Taking a step back and remaining still will break the cycle of continuous never ending thought patterns. It is like a cleansing and release in order to stabilize and refocus the mind.

Only through effective meditation, can one gain optimal understanding of the self, above the blame game, pressure, stress, and shame that too often jeopardize the mind. Meditation grants an individual the power to look within, and rather than blame, regret and or feel ashamed, he or she gain a better understanding of life, in true nature.

Strategic Value and Purpose of Meditation

It is possible to understand the true purpose of meditation as a relaxing and renewing mental exercise. During meditation, the mind frees itself from the burden of ordinary mundane life, and gains both calmness and clarity.

The noisy world, the challenges of everyday life, and the overwhelming train of thoughts about the past, today, and tomorrow, can be replaced with a clear mind through meditation.

Meditation gradually yields an internal rebirth, and a renewal of the rested mind, until an individual generates a vibrant and exciting interpretation of the external world. Ultimately, at the conclusion of meditation, the consciousness is rewarded with inner peace. The most brilliant thinkers and leaders in our society today, understand the need and role of meditation when optimizing a creative, active, and resourceful mind.

Looking inwards and building a resourceful calmness helps nurse unfulfilled emotional patterns, and avoid a multitude of lifestyle diseases that accompany a jungle-like mind. In short attaining that final status of a pristine, calm, and renewed mind is the true purpose of meditation.

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