What’s the point of meditation?

Everett F.
You work out your muscles to get stronger. Meditation is like working out your focus muscle. The better you focus the more you get done. That means more money, more free time, and reaching your goals quickly.

I meditate every day before work to keep my mind focused and sharp. Which is essential when you run your own company.

Thomas C.
To quiet the mind and center the spirit. To help one mentally find their equilibrium so that they can increase their level of introspection. This increase of introspection can lead to better insight into what is lacking in an individual’s life – and think on the resources they need to acquire to make the adjustments necessary for success

Maxine O.
Well for me it's a health issue I got sick couldn't breathe I would panic when I could not breathe the doctor gave me medicine for my breath and a rescue inhaler..
I was looking for something to help me with my breathing so I started to meditate a d they said over and over come back to the breath it's been one and a half years when I first started I was using the inhaler one or two times a day but now I don't use it at all when I have trouble breathing I take a breath slowly and deeply I breathe in deep I'll hold it then slowly relax ….I hope this helps you …it changed me

Martin Q.
I see meditation as a way for me to calm the mind and see myself as a small, small but intentional part of the universe. I connect with the energy that I am and as my mind wonders I aim to lead it to positive thoughts instead of analysis, to connect with the energy of the universe.

Angelique Y.
Essentially, the point is to get to the point where you don't need it to have a point. For a slightly less zen Buddhist version, the point is to find peace, by loving yourself enough that you can spend a little while doing and thinking about nothing.

Judy J.
Meditation is a fantastic way to de-stress. Just 10 min mud day can make a huge difference in your work day. Just try it. Abd remember that you don't have to be perfect at it just do it.

Samantha Z.
We spend a lot of time worrying, stressing, thinking about the future. The next thing we need to get done or things we want. It's important to take a few minutes and focus on the here and now. Mindfulness, being aware of right now in a conscious way helps bring some calmness to life.

Pablo S.
In simplest terms it's to find inner peace. But that's an umbrella term and might need a little explanation. I'm referring to meditation generally (there are specific meditations for achieving different things). In meditation the aim is to take a break fro myour thoughts – your future, your past. The idea is to truly experience the moment and give your brain some rest. Obviously it's not easy, but with time you'll get the hang of it and you'll find slipping into that relaxing calm state will be easier.

Daniel X.
Meditate is like a hygiene for your mind. It helps to keep everything clean and tidy. Emptying your mind for few minutes it is like giving holidays for your brain.

Rapha L T.
The point of meditation is to reduce stress by allowing yourself to calm the mind and by recognizing that thoughts are not you. Thoughts only affect you to extent that you allow them to.

Hanna U.
It's a small amount of time where you are completely distraction free. A time to check in with yourself without thinking about tasks or other people. Yourself only

Marta G.
I believe the purpose of meditation is to reconnect with the present. To listen to your breathing and become more in tune with the here and now. In doing so, you can notice visible shifts in your day in terms of productivity, increased mood and so many more positive benefits.

Karen O.
To gain better control over your mind and be able to maintain peace within instead of without. Its challenging and challenges teach us a lot about ourselves