For these of you who read my blog long enough you know that I am one of the most logical people out there, meaning that when it comes to Meditation I don’t believe in the Spiritual part of this exercise. Simply said I don’t believe in supernatural, but I do believe that there are clean advantages to meditating, but as often it is, different from other people who are actually selling mediation.
In religion, we can claim that the God is everything that we don’t understand yet. As discrepancy between what we do and don’t understand gets smaller and smaller, we are able to explain better and better this spiritual part from scientific stand point. However, more than science, there is a easier and more concerning explanation, which comes from our consumption behavior.
It is my personal belief that people meditate because their lives are just to overwhelmed with overstimulation. There is so much going on in our day-to-day lives that almost every second of our existence we are doing something and we don’t take time to relax our brains.
Meditation provides just that – a piece of mind. People who meditate take time to disconnect from daily problems, noise and ongoing stream of information. They, finally, stop and listen to their brains screaming “Aaaaaa” and by pursuing mindfulness activities they relax this over worked muscle and have time to organize their thoughts.
People who cannot sleep suffer indeed from overstimulation of the brains and should do meditation or mindfulness. One of the main reasons why people don’t sleep well is because their brains are working in overdrive. They still did not disconnect from the daily preoccupations and “doing” so they don’t allow their mind chemistry to change, to go to sleep.
So should we do meditation? Not necessarily. If you have an active lifestyle with no mental relaxation, which stands for disconnection from any sort of mental stimulation, including TV, Phones and Internet, than by all means do it. If, however, you are already live a health mind lifestyle, than my prediction is that you don’t need it. It is always good to do things that are healthy, but overdoing them or concentrating to much on one piece of puzzle can be detrimental to overall success.