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5 Well-known Misconceptions About Meditation

By Kevin Doherty

For thousands of years now, meditation has been helping a lot of people around the globe in their thrust to project a positive well-being.

People do it regularly to achieve its useful benefits. Because of its benefits, many people of various cultures have been practicing it.

Yet, there are still lots of people who opted to quit meditation because of certain misconceptions on it.

The first misconception is- it is a religion. It involves spiritual practices and it is mainly based on several religious principles, but it does not stick to a specific faith. Moreover, it does not encourage people to join various religions to join in their worship. Meditation has certain similarities to prayers; yet, it does not train people to teach a higher entity or to worship a higher being.

The 2nd misconception is- it can bring you away from life’s reality. On the other hand, it educates individuals to simply accept life’s reality. Inspite of the fact that living is filled with sadness, doubts and problems, meditation aspires to prepare people to handle and deal with it.

The next misconception is- meditation gives you paranormal powers or extrasensory perception. It is just a training that teaches the mind and body to relax. And it doesn’t contain any sort of great powers to make it work. It mainly depends on the trust of the person executing the meditation.

The 4th misconception is- it really is a method containing a goal to transform you into an egoistical human being. It requires you to get confined in a sole space however, the only purpose is to achieve your concentration and not to deprive you of external society.

Lastly, meditation is not a method that can provide you instant results. It will take longer before you can get this activity right. It is important that when you meditate, you maintain your composure and patience to wait for the results which matter the most.

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