Benefits of Meditation
What are the benefits of meditating?
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within. This feeling of contentment and well being helps us cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including poor health, are caused or aggravated by this stress.
Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress. We will experience a calm spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will disappear. If we then learn the insights of Buddha's Lamrim meditations we can create profoundly positive changes in our lives; difficult situations will become easier to solve, we will naturally feel a warm heart toward everyone we meet, and all of our relationships will continuously improve.