141 Benefits of Meditation  #133 – Attaining Enlightenment through Meditation One of the most popular benefits of meditation is that it helps the person to reach a stage called enlightenment, defined as a clarity of thinking allowing deeper levels of knowledge, perception and reason. You may have heard the saying as a man thinketh, so is he and this couldn’t be further from the truth. If it isn’t the stresses and pressures of life that gets a man weighed down, the negative thought patterns that surround us through the day will. Through meditation and learning how to replace negative thought patterns with positive ones, you can see your life and mindset begin to change as you reach a stage of enlightenment. Stress not only affects your health it also negatively impacts your ability to think clearly. Have you ever tried to read a book, create something, or study while under stress? Stress makes thinking clearly and with focus challenging, if not nearly impossible. With meditation you can clear the mind of obstacles and focus on one train of thought until you develop the ability to put aside stress and distractions, allowing you to focus clearly. Deep meditation creates the fertile environment necessary to achieve greater levels of understanding of yourself, others, and the world, leading to a mental state of enlightenment. Meditation allows you to free your mind from the debilitating forces of stress, allowing you to explore your true creative side. Stress, anxiety, and fear cause us to continually focus on ourselves and our own issues. As you become more experienced through meditation you’ll develop the skills needed to take control of your thought processes, ascending yourself to […]

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