Essay On Meditation

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MEDITATION
Good morning girls and Mrs Sossi. For this oral task, I have chosen meditation because this spirituality technique is a topic that I can greatly relate to. So let’s start off with, what is meditation?
Identify and give information about meditation
The Australian Teachers of Meditation Association says 'in its broadest and most universal definition, meditation is a discipline that involves turning the mind and attention inward and focusing on a single thought, image, object or feeling'. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
Meditation is interpreted in different perspectives depending on the religions. The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way.
As it is required, ill quickly summarise 2 different religions on how they interpret meditation.
Show your understanding of different religion perspectives
Hinduism: There are many schools and styles of meditation within Hinduism. Yoga is generally done to prepare one for meditation, and meditation is done to realise union of one's self, one's atman, with the omnipresent and non-dual Brahman.
Meditation in Hinduism is practiced in different forms by different schools and sects and has expanded beyond Hinduism to the West.
Buddhism: Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana. Buddhist meditation techniques have become increasingly popular in the wider world...

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...king you more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and sense of who you are. It’s easier to create a life of happiness if you are able to connect with your authentic self. It’s a way for you to get to know yourself, from the inside out.
Meditation can easily be incorporated into your life. All that you need is a quiet place to sit and a couple of uninterrupted minutes, and you can even use a guided meditation (there are tons of free ones online).
The important thing is just to sit quietly without set expectations, free of self-judgment. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
Five minutes of meditation can have a significant and lasting impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It certainly has on mine.
The next time you’re experiencing: stress, fear, anxiety – meditation is the answer to mindfulness, clarity and peace.
Thank you for listening.

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