Imagine a beautiful pond, serene and clear. And we are throwing big stones into it. It creates ripples. The more you throw, the violent the ripples are. And then you throw a big stone into it and the mud in the depths of the pond came out making it a mess. Then we stop throwing the stones at it. After a while, the pond becomes clear and serene again.
This is what we are doing to our mind every day. Throwing notifications, pop-ups, emails, messages and so many daily distractions of a busy urban life. Out of that only 10% really matters to you. Everything else creates the unnecessary ripples in you.
Meditation is like deciding to stop throwing stones at our mind for sometime to regain its normalcy and ability to function in its original capacity.
Our human brain is wired to the calmness of the cold nights in the savannah with no lights, on top of a tree, occasionally becoming alert about a lion’s growl several miles away. But now, we are in the middle of chaos making sense out of a million things.
15 minutes of meditation twice a day can give you the much required balance in this chaotic world.
“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” – Sakyong Mipham
(While making this blog, I’m playing Tibetan music in the YouTube).