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*1-Meditation is a mental exercise that trains attention and awareness. Its purpose is often to curb reactivity to one's negative thoughts and feelings, which, though they may be disturbing can be placed in a place for them in the mind.
It seems human nature reacts negatively too many times to life’s situation. (Finding fault with things and people constantly)
**2-Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation elusive to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.
I am NO scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but I too have had a problem meditating. My mind goes a mile a minute and is hard to harness. When I meditate it is only THINKING, but concentrating on one subject, situation or ‘problem’.
Meditation doesn’t have to be religious, as a matter of fact my meditating is more personal, to control my thoughts or settle my mind.
To meditate I like to place myself, mentally, in a spot of calm and beauty. So I try to return to that site in my mind when I need to meditate on something.
It works with private prayer time (that may be my prayer closet, LOL)
The longest I have been able to ‘meditate’ is probably 15 minutes, and that was years ago. I should have improved by now. However, my average now is less than 5 minutes.
It would probably help me if I had some training in controlling my ‘crazy’ mind. Jilda, blogger and wife of Rick (RIP), taught for a while and one subject I think she taught was ‘Meditation’, it is a practice that aids a lot of addicts, I think.
It pays to THINK! Meditation is concentrated THINKING!
*1 & **2 are selected from defections on the net.