Among all of the crazily popular trends of the modern age, perhaps one of the most popular of them all is meditation. But while some trends come and go, and others seem a bit hokey, this is one trend that deserves all of its praise and more. Meditation truly can be a wonderful thing, and here’s why.
We live in a time where everything moves as fast as the speed of light. You can receive information from someone halfway across the world in the blink of an eye. We’re constantly getting bombarded with “facts” and “opinions” left and right, especially on social media.
Sometimes the only solution is to turn everything off, and allow your mind to be one with itself. Meditation is an excellent way to do that, because you return to the core of who you are. You shut out all the noise, and allow yourself to listen the “inner noise” within instead.
Mindfulness, which is a very popular form of meditation, encourages you to not attempt to get rid of the noise—but rather to “note” it, acknowledge it as a mere thought or feeling, and then to allow it to go on its merry way. It’s a form of acceptance that can be quite therapeutic, and nearly impossible to accomplish where we’re not meditating. For this reason, meditation is one of the best things a person in this generation can do.