Meditation: How to Reinvent, Redesign, and Control Life Through Mental Focus
In a world full of noise and distraction, it is a challenge to hold oneself together and let the world adjust. One thing is definite:
Too often, you’ll battle with your mind — trying to tame it from wandering from one thought to another, thinking, worrying, and wondering about the past and the future.
Occasionally, you try to pull yourself together, but it appears insurmountable.
You start to realize that problem concentrating isn’t just a kid thing. It is in the adult world too— preventing adults from directing focus to what they need to do and spare some time for fun, too.
And to the bottom of your heart, the contrary is your desire.
You aspire to master your thoughts, release worn out life patterns and commit to pursuing your dreams even when you feel scared and insecure.
You covet to be mentally present in your body, so that you can see, hear, feel, and care about the world around you.
If possible, you want to function in your day without clutter in the mind to avoid playing the role of a puppet. Because inner satisfaction and clarity of thoughts are what makes one stronger and better.
And the struggle is universal. Nearly everybody in the world battle to domesticate their thoughts.
The only problem:
Life itself is a series of fluttering distraction — with lots of noise. It appears like a fight against focus.
And no human enjoys going through a life of confusion. Because clutter in the mind quickly loses our freedom from ambiguity or clearness of perception.
Granted, you can’t help wondering…
Is there a tool to intervene and open doors to reinvent and redesign one’s self ?
And more importantly, is there a way to allow yourself to move with the event of life, holding on to your memories but letting go of the past, plan for the future but openly meet whatever arises?
Well, let’s see if meditation can help you.
The World’s Definition of Meditation
The first step to know whether meditation will work for you is to get what people who have used it defines it.
Some people call it peace, emotional freedom, serenity, self-awareness, liberation or non-attachment — that it is a self-mastery tool.
Others call it an instrument for self-awareness — that it makes them aware of what is going on in their mind, enabling them to direct their attention as desired.
Many others say it builds fearlessness, confidence, and inner strength, keeping them at ease when having a hard conversation, receiving heavy blows from life or dealing with difficult people.
Yet, others say it enables them to get control of their lives, experience less anxiety and reduced worry. They say it gives them the power to battle their inner demons.
And with all the talk in the meditation world, it is easy to get the key principle of meditation:
To equip people with the ability to control the most powerful tool we have — something that makes us human — our thoughts.
Extending to unlocking the power to tap into our deeply seated desire and belief, enabling us to balance our body, mind, and soul.
And getting us to be observers — observing what’s happening to our mind rather than being reactionaries. Allowing ideas to flow but stay on track.
And the separation between thought and self helps one discern and regulate thoughts.
What is Meditation? (From its Root Purpose)
Meditation is using the mind to discern the mind.
It is a means of controlling all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within.
How meditation creates a still mind?
When meditating, you tell the mind to focus on the present which sets you into the cockpit of your thoughts.
In the mindfulness state, you can trace what you’re anxious about, identify and release stuck negative energy, and train your imagination as well as visualization skills.
This gives room for tackling priorities, leaving out what’s least significant.
So, you become intimate with your thoughts, as opposed to being at their mercy.
And when talking about meditation, the immediate picture that paints on your mind is the traditional meditation methods, which can be stark, uncomfortable, and hard to stay with for longer.
However, there are a gazillion ways to meditate. Let’s check some of the easiest.
Alternative Ways to Meditate
- Explore Worlds
Take a walk through a beautiful, calming environments in the eyes of your mind — whether a real place or fictional.
Allow these worlds to unfold slowly rather than jumping from one to the next too quickly. This way, you improve focus, creativity, develop imagination skill, and calm yourself down.
Frequent of such exploration soothes the mind and expands imagination in a subtly powerful way.
2. Picture Yourself Winning
Visualize anything you want in life. Imagine looking confident in an environment that would otherwise strip your confidence. Imagine living your childhood dream.
Make this as sensory as possible. Immerse yourself in the experience and truly feel what it would be like to touch and be part of these winning realities. Feel your body with exciting sensations and emotions.
These images will start painting themselves into your day. The more you do this and associate the feelings with these images, the clearer they`ll be in your subconscious and the more likely you will subconsciously act to bring them into your life for real.
The more you reinforce visions in your mind with you in a successful context, the more your self-image will improve.
Such meditation reinforces your belief: if you cannot see yourself with the things you want in life and feeling and behaving like the person you want to be, you’ll not believe in it, and you’ll struggle to make it a reality.
Exercising your mind this way brings more rewards and fulfillment into your life like improving your mode, developing your visualization and imaginative skills, and improve your self-esteem and optimism.
And even more;
3. Visualize Objects Deeply
There is a significant relationship between eye position and the dominant hemisphere of the brain — your eye position can change your mood and experience in the world.
Distraction in mind causes micro movements in the eye. Stillness in the eyes brings stillness of the brain. And so, visualizing one object at a time, either in your head or a single real object around you brings your mind into a sharper focus.
More importantly, visualizing objects is more appropriate to an artist or anyone who has incorporated too much digital into their lives. And when you relax into it, you`ll find this a richly satisfying experience. The secret is to make that object real in your mind.
Not only will such meditation help you create a distinct creative skill, but also improve your spatial awareness and third dimension construction in space.
What’s more, you create a singularity of focus, reduce anxiety, and you can rewire and refocus unravel social media mind.
The bottom line
If we can practice to master our minds and tap into the power of focus, we can virtually change any aspect of our life. In fact, we can’t say we’re in control of our lives if we cannot control all our thoughts.
The practical difficulty in controlling our minds is that our thoughts are too close to us that it would be difficult without practice to stand back and look them objectively.
Yet, that is what we’ve to practice. We should train our minds to choose the subject of our thinking at any given time. And meditation is one tool that provides us with all the freedom to do so.