Meditation is not just an enlightened activity but also a practical one. To say that it is an enlightened activity done for the achievement of higher consciousness is entirely accurate, and it is the image that people have about meditation anyway. On the other hand, to say that meditation is used for more practical purposes and the achievement of similar ends is also an accurate thing to say. People seek help from it in terms of their day to day activities and many do find what they are searching for from meditation.
It is thus easy to say that meditation provides all kinds of answers for people, whatever it is that they might be looking for. This is a testament to the versatility of meditation, that its impact and effects are not relegated to the higher purpose or ideals for which it is more known more and identified with. One could also take the view that it appeals to even the more ordinary people because of what it does in a practical sense.
In my case, that was what attracted me to meditation in the first place, the fact that I could use it as often as I could to help me along in my everyday life. It is useful even in relation to my day to day activities, and not just when it comes to the larger picture with the philosophical and deeper meanings that are ascribed to mediation. Even though I have clear ideas about why I do meditation and what I want to get from it, I am still interested in finding out about the other uses of meditation.
Uses of Meditation
It is just so interesting for me to learn about any other use that meditation might have, as I could pretty much use it in the future myself. Since I could never really know when I would want to tap into the other uses of meditation, then I might as well make myself more familiar with even today. Plus, I have always believed that life is one continuous learning process. So what is meditation used for? What follows are a few of it.
The most practical use of meditation is for relieving stress. That is something that I found out myself when I started practicing meditation, although my main reason for going into it was for simply relaxing myself more. Indeed, the concentration and focus that is required in meditation is also a great way to deal with stress. And in today’s world, there is no question that stress is becoming more and more pronounced in the different things that we do and the situations that we find ourselves in.
For those who are searching for answers and want to achieve a seemingly hard to achieve inner calm and peace, meditation is also great for that. Now this could be connected to the search for spiritual enlightenment or awakening, however which way you would like to put it. This could be considered the higher purpose or ideal of meditation, and there are really many of us today who are constantly seeking enlightenment and understanding in spiritual terms.