Meditation for the Modern Age

As useful as the internet is, making for an instant source of the world’s information on pretty much everything and anything in existence, getting maximum value out of the World Wide Web requires some skill in modern-day research. That’s a euphemism – what you actually need is to be able to separate the BS from that information which at the very least has the potential to lead you to the exact information you’re looking for, ideally without the need for you to spend more of your time than what you need to spend or to spend any more money than that which you’re already spending on the internet connectivity itself.

Unfortunately though, these days searching for something online will have you fighting a battle against some highly skilled individuals and even entire marketing companies whose sole purpose is to lead you on some kind of merry-go-round, until of course you part with some money to ultimately gain access to the information you’re looking for. Either that or you’re sold some kind of solution through which the claim is that all you need to do is pay a little bit of money for someone to do whatever it is you want to achieve for you.

I focussed rather heavily on the requisite internet BS-sifting skills prior to getting to the meat of the matter, which is that of meditation in the modern age, simply because I wanted to set the scene to deliver the important lesson around getting it right, which is that you cannot pay someone else to do it for you. No amount of money will transfer the positive effects of meditation from someone who you pay to do it for you, to you! It’s something which you have to do yourself.

I suppose you would have probably stumbled upon this particular post on meditation through a Google search as well, but fortunately you’re in luck if you have indeed read this far down, because I discuss things which may not be all that nice to hear, but things that are indeed every bit as necessary to hear, nevertheless!

There are some great benefits to meditation, especially in the modern age, an iteration of which is going on something like a digital detox. Switching off and disconnecting from all your electronics and especially staying away from the internet can do wonders for you in so many different ways. For one, you will give yourself a bit of rest from the depression-inducing, filtered and perfected highlights of their achievements your peers post, which has an effect even though everybody knows what’s going on.

As far as it goes with meditation proper, don’t get fooled into thinking that you have to part with a lot of money to join some guru on a meditation retreat in some rainforest in the mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Meditation works in different ways for different people and it’s all about finding what works best for you in terms of helping you zone out of your immediate environment and enter into that meditative state which alters your subconscious into manifesting positive energy that can be harnessed in any way you wish.

Some people say a prayer; some sit quietly, chant mantras, etc…

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