Meditation helps every aspect of life, and the benefits are amazing. There are tons of benefits recently proven by science. So here are a few.
Develop the ability to put all your attention on a single sensation/thing. There are hundreds if not thousands of sensations happening to us and around us at the present moment. Developing focus allows us to put our attention on a single sensation and filter out all the others, without getting distracted. Focus directly relates to success.
2. Equanimity: Emotional Control
By developing emotional control or equanimity, we can have a much better outlook on life. We can train our minds to not get mad and react to a situation instantly, but instead we can just sit back and observe our emotions and mood. When you develop equanimity, you will become a much more likable person. People will see you as someone who is happy and doesn’t have much hatred towards others. This can also help with relationships.
3. Unconditional Happiness
I have talked about this topic in depth in a previous blog here. But basically, you can be happy no matter what happens to you in your life. You won’t feel the need to satisfy a condition to be happy(such as, I will be happy IF I can get fit, I will be happy WHEN I buy this new car) you can just always be happy with your life.
4. Overcome any negative habits/addictions. AKA: Unhook from all stimulation
This is a very powerful benefit. You can train your mind to not need any stimulation, be it from food, drugs, phone, etc. You can create all new habits and become a better person in every aspect of life. It teaches you to build a strong mental willpower.
5. Productivity and creativity
Meditation trains your mind to be more creative. When you have a focused mind you can eliminate all the distractions and this can foster creativity and productivity.
6. Loss of ego and pettiness
With meditation you don’t have to do things in your life because your ego tells you to. You can lose your ego completely and create whatever life you would like to live. You can lose all the bad thoughts you have about yourself and create new thoughts from scratch.
7. Attain fulfillment
You can feel success and succeed in life. You can reach complete fulfillment in life and be completely content.
8. Sensory clarity
Sensory clarity is how clear you are based on the raw sensory data perceived by your mind. We think that we are aware of what’s going on around us, but meditation shows that that we aren’t nearly aware as we can be. You notice that you aren’t truly experiencing reality. Analogy: Sensory clarity is “clearing the lens of our minds.”.