Would you like to get a Ph.D in happiness? Well, regular meditation is the tested route to such a superlative attainment.
It is now commonly accepted that mind is the sole reality. Thought is life. Therefore, through the mastery of thought you advance in the mastery of life. Meditation aims at mastering thought, hence its relevance to self mastery.
The inner transformations that result from regular meditation include the expansion of awareness, the development of desirable virtues and faculties and an abiding peace, to name just a few of the benefits mentioned in this article.
Meditation brings benefits in four levels: (1) physical, (2) mental, (3) emotional/psychological, (4) spiritual.
In this article, I will focus on the mental and emotional benefits. Since I started the practice very young (14 years old), and with sound health, the physical benefits are mostly invisible for me, and are all on the prevention side, so nothing dramatic here.
I need to emphasize that what I share here is my experience, according to the techniques I’ve chosen to practice. It is of course also influenced by all the relentless reading, contemplation, retreats, pranayama, and spiritual practices I’ve done over the past 17 years.
Read the full article: How 7,000 hours of meditation changed my life