When you begin meditating, you will notice lots of thoughts rushing in. The trick is not hold onto them but notice and come back to your anchor. In this way meditation is an exercise of training the mind to allow you to see your thought patterns more clearly.
In short, meditation builds attention and clears and calms the mind to discover an infinite space of inner stillness. With practice, you may learn to see a situation more clearly, lovingly and then have the wisdom of knowing when and how to respond rather than react.
Benefits of meditation
Reduces stress, calms the mind and increases inner peace by inducing our natural Relaxation Resonse.
Better sleep patterns
Aids in reducing stress and anxiety. Reduces blood pressure.
Promotes Emotional Health building up Emotional intelligence
Enhances Self awareness
Lengthens Attention span and aids in memory developmenet
Generates kindness and compassion and connects to a deeper sense of self.