What Meditation is and What it is Not


In order to clear up any misconceptions about Meditation, I thought that it might be a good idea to explain what meditation is and what it is not. Ideally before I begin writing blogs about the in depth good that meditation can do. Believe me it can really improve your entire perception of not only you but the world about you.

Below I have listed three topics which I feel that you should be aware of before I go into any depth on meditation. In detail what meditation is and what it is not.

TOPIC ONE: Ignore all the myths which you have been led to believe are true about meditation, including the following.

  • You have been told that if meditation is to work that you have to be religious.
  • For meditation to produce any benefit you have to ‘believe’, I have never been sure what you should ‘believe’.
  • Whilst meditating you are fully unconscious, not quite sure how you would control your breathing if you are fully unconscious, as meditation like Yoga also places great emphasis on your breathing.
  • When you meditate you can easily fall under the influence of others, so that they can control you. Meditation is not hypnosis.
  • Following on from number 4, meditation is not another form of hypnosis.
  • Some people, who have not studied what meditation is about, believe that to meditate takes a great deal of effort if you are to do it properly. As this website progresses you will see that this is totally untrue.
  • It is believed in some areas that to reap the benefit of meditation you have to meditate for a long time. I meditate for five to fifteen minutes a day depending on my need.
  • You have to be gullible to meditate.

Topic Two: Giving you a clear understanding of just what meditation is in a nut shell.

  • Meditation concentrates on getting to your core, with focus on the present moment in time.
  • It all comes down to what you choose to be conscious of at any moment in time.
  • Whilst meditation has been studied scientifically, it is an art, not a science.

Topic Three: You must be totally clear on the benefits that meditation can bring you.

  • The pace at which the mind works is slowed down.
  • Your mind becomes relaxed.
  • Your body joins the mind in total relaxation.
  • Your perspective improves.
  • A distance is created between your perception and your emotions.
  • You have a greater clarity of focus.
  • Your blood pressure is reduced.
  • Your emotional feeling can be increased, or speeded up.
  • It can improve any damage by your psychological outlook.

The articles which follow in the coming weeks will hopefully guide you into the belief that meditation does work. If I am honest for a long time I thought that both meditation and yoga were a load of bunkum. But by trying them out have discovered just how wrong I was with the result that I now have a totally different view on life.


This blog has been kept brief to introduce to what meditation is and what it is not. There will be plenty of time in the coming weeks and months to introduce you to meditation in greater depth.

Please feel free to add your comments about this week’s subject or any question which you might have on meditation.

Until the next, meditate in peace.


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