So what is meditation?
I don’t usually like articles or speeches that start with, “I looked up this word in the dictionary (in this case “meditation”) and what it said was…”.
Despite that, I looked up “meditation” on Wikipedia and found that it had a number of origins and definitions.
This makes it hard for me to start with this type of definition. But I’m going to do it anyway.
According to Wikipedia, in English the word “meditation” comes from a Latin word “meditatio”, which means to think, contemplate, devise or ponder.
This is my understanding of what meditation is.
It’s sitting quietly, thinking about something, or maybe trying to think about nothing.
In the way I’m looking at it here, this process is designed to calm the mind, help us deal with the stresses of daily life and maybe gain some health benefits too. [Read more…] about Meditation – what are the benefits?