Meditation Explained In Under 3 Minutes

Meditation Explained In Under 3 Minutes


Hey, Jeremy Bennett here, and in this video we’re going
to demystify meditation. There’s quite a bit of confusion when it comes to meditation. So what is meditation? Some people call it meditation, some call it mindfulness, some call it awareness, and some people just
call it being present. Well, think about it this way. The average person has thousands of thoughts every single day and for a lot of these people, a lot of these thoughts are not only the same thoughts they had the day before, but they are also
thoughts about bad things that happened in the past or fearing something
that could potentially take place in the future. And if you watched any of my other videos, you would understand that
these kind of vivid thoughts can actually send the body into what’s known as that
fight-or-flight response because the brain has
a very difficult time distinguishing between something real and a vivid thought. So, just like your muscles
need a rest between workouts, your mind needs a rest from time to time to work as efficiently as it can. So how does your mind rest? The mind can rest when you concentrate on the present moment. This is what we call meditation. When you concentrate on your surroundings, you can’t be lost thinking about the past or thinking about things that could potentially
happen in the future. When you concentrate on
what’s going on right now, you are aware, you are mindful, and you are meditating. While you’re meditating
your mind is resting and this rest has so many
incredible health benefits. It can help you reduce stress, it can help you reduce anxiety, it can help you sleep more efficiently, and the list goes on and on. There’s many ways to meditate. You can attend a guided
class with an instructor, or simply just pay attention and focus all your energy on anything that you’re
doing at any given time. If you’re walking, pay
attention to your footsteps. If you’re talking to a friend, listen intently to the
words they’re saying without becoming distracted. If you’re washing dishes,
concentrate on exactly that. Listen to all the sounds around you with all your attention. The more sounds you hear and register, the deeper you are entering
a meditative state. Meditation simply means you stop the noise inside of your mind by becoming aware of what’s happening right now. Is it easy to master? Certainly not. Is it worth it? I really think it is. Thanks for watching.