There are numerous myths about meditation, and I would like to address some of them.
Myth-Meditation and Mindfulness are the same thing.
Truth-While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, meditation and mindfulness are not the same thing.
Mindfulness is maintaining an awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing personal lens.
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique, such as focusing their mind on an object, thought or activity, to achieve a clear and emotionally calm state.
Myth-Meditation is a religious practice that can only be practiced by religious people or gurus.
Truth- While it is true that meditation is practiced by in some religions, meditation can be practiced by anyone and everyone, it is not a religious practice.
My proprietary meditation technique is called Easy to Meditate for a reason.
Myth- Does meditation work?
Truth – Meditation has many benefits proven helpful.
Myth– Is meditating complicated.
Truth-This could not be further from the truth. In the beginning, it might appear that most of the things you do are easy and ineffective, bust just you wait.
Meditation is a simple practice and can be practiced by anyone, including children.
Your practice can immediately affect you, and as you develop a daily practice, you will see more benefits.
You do not need to develop a practice where you meditate 5 times a day in places that are non-conducive to meditating to reap the benefits. You can start meditating just minutes a day and build on it. Meditation does not take a lot of time.
Myth– You need to burn incense and chant when you meditate.
Truth – You do not need to burn incense or chant when you meditate. Some meditation techniques that utilize mantras. Mantras and chanting are not necessary or required.
Myth– Meditation will turn you into someone you are not.
Truth-Meditation lets the best of who you are come to the surface.
Myth-Meditation makes you zone out and makes your mind go blank.
Truth-Meditation does not stop you from thinking. It does not make your mind go blank and it does not zone you out. It is calming and relaxing.
Myth-Meditation puts you into an altered state where the mind is completely empty of thoughts.
Truth-Easy to Meditate is about quieting your mind and body. There is no trance involved.
Myth-You must become a Buddhist or take up another type of religion.
Truth – Meditation is not a religion.
It is not a different name for Buddhism or Hinduism, it is just that these religions choose to incorporate this practice into their spiritual development.
I am a Jewish guy from New York, the farthest thing from a Buddhist.
You can belong to any religion you want and practice meditation without fear of religious retribution from your own religious leader you have, if any.
Meditation does not discriminate or requires you to convert or follow any religion.
Myth-Meditation is dangerous.
Truth-There are some who think that meditation is dangerous, that is not true.
Hopefully, I have managed to eradicate any myths or misconceptions from your mind.
Meditation is truly one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Do you want to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your focus and concentration, or just feel more relaxed?
Meditation is a simple practice that can help you achieve all those things. It’s been around for thousands of years, and it’s easy enough for anyone to do.
In this episode, I discuss how meditation works, where you can meditate, how long and often you should meditate, what to expect when starting with meditation, as well as some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about meditation.