Is meditation a hobby?
Meditation isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle – and one that requires more dedication than a mere hobby! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
No, meditation is not a hobby. Here are ten reasons why:
- Meditation requires practice and dedication to obtain any of its benefits.
- For centuries, it has been an ancient spiritual practice to achieve inner peace, clarity, and balance.
- Regular meditation helps to reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, and increase concentration.
- The practice of meditation can help create meaningful connections with oneself and others by being present in each moment.
- It is an effective healing and growth tool leading to greater self-awareness.
- Meditation helps cultivate mindfulness, leading to a greater sense of awareness and presence.
- Different styles of meditation can be used to achieve different goals and effects, such as relaxation, stress reduction, creativity, and improved focus.
- Regular daily practice of meditation can help improve overall mental and physical health by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.
- Meditating regularly can also lead to a heightened level of consciousness that can result in spiritual awakening and self-realization.
- Meditation is a path toward salvation or deliverance from suffering.
A hobby is an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation outside one’s daily work.
Treating meditation as a hobby is like trying to build a sandcastle in the desert- it’s never going to be successful! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
Meditation is more like a lifestyle than a hobby, requiring ongoing practice and dedication to reap the benefits. It cannot be done sporadically or casually like a traditional hobby, such as playing golf or painting.
I can understand why you would want to turn meditation into a hobby – it’s much easier to give up on hobbies than lifestyle changes! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
The Story of Arya
Once, there was a student of mine named Arya. She was an Indian woman who had taken to meditation as a hobby.
Arya was always so excited to meditate and learn, but she had difficulty truly committing to her practice. She would often take breaks from her meditation practice or only meditate briefly.
Arya thought that she was still making progress, but her progress was not as fast as it would have been had she been more dedicated to her practice. After a few months, she still hadn’t made any significant progress.
One day, I sat down with Arya and discussed her meditation practice. I told her that treating meditation as a hobby was like trying to fill a bucket with a few drops of water- it’s an exercise in futility!
Treating meditation as a hobby is like trying to make a five-course meal out of leftover scraps- it won’t work! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
Arya finally understood that she needed a more serious approach to her meditation practice. She stopped taking so many breaks and began to meditate twice daily with a regular meditation schedule.
Within a few months, Arya had made significant progress in her meditation practice. She was happier and more relaxed and finally able to experience the actual benefits of meditation.
Arya learned her lesson and took her meditation practice more seriously. She had finally realized that treating meditation as a hobby was a waste of time.
Is Meditation a Habit?
Meditation has long been a part of spiritual practice and is still practiced by many who seek inner peace. But nowadays, more people are turning to meditation as a hobby that brings relaxation, focus, and balance. I believe it can benefit all of us to make meditation a habit!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
We should never underestimate the power of our attention. When we can stay present with ourselves with our life force pulsations during moments of stress or joy, it gives us strength and courage.
By establishing a regular ritual around meditating, we become better equipped to handle whatever life throws at us. Daily meditation can clarify how best to move forward in any personal or professional situation.
Moreover, when we take time from our busy lives to sit quietly and reflect upon our thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment or comparison – we gain insight into ourselves. We feel empowered, refreshed, and ready to tackle anything head-on!
Meditation Experience of Ramesh
A young man named Ramesh from India took up meditation as a hobby.
He attended a few meditation classes to learn more. He also read books.
But after some time, Ramesh started to become lax in his practice. He would only meditate for a few minutes daily. He would still read books and study, but he was not as dedicated to his practice should be.
Ramesh’s lack of commitment soon began to show in his life. He found it harder to focus and concentrate, and his moods were more erratic. He was frustrated with himself and knew he had to make a change.
Ramesh decided to take his meditation practice more seriously and make it a part of his daily life. He met me. I coached him. He set aside a specific daily time to meditate and started attending my classes, and silent meditation retreats again. He also started to be more mindful in his daily life and practice the techniques he had learned in my meditation classes.
After a few months of practice, Ramesh started to see the benefits of meditation in his life. He became more focused and concentrated, and his moods were more stable. He also felt more connected with his true self and his world.
Ramesh learned a valuable lesson from his experience: meditation is a habit, not a hobby. He realized that to reap the benefits of meditation, he had to make it a part of his daily life. He had to be consistent in his practice and not take it for granted.
He meditates daily, which has made an enormous difference in his life. He is more mindful, relaxed, and centered. He understands that meditation is a way of life, not something you do when you like it.
The Impact Of Wrongly Treating Meditation As A Hobby
Meditation is not a fad that you can just pick up and drop whenever you feel like it- it requires commitment and discipline! ~ Krish Murali Eswar.
Treating meditation as a hobby is like trying to catch the wind with your hands – futile. It cannot be done casually or sporadically like other hobbies such as playing sports or painting; it requires ongoing practice and dedication to reap its benefits. Without this commitment, meditation will remain just another passing interest.
Ironically, many people view meditation as an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when it is a journey into one’s inner self. To truly benefit from meditating, one must make a conscious effort to become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. This kind of mindfulness takes time and dedication – something you won’t get by treating it like any other hobby.
Treating meditation as a hobby instead of a lifestyle choice creates an oxymoron between our intentions and actions. We wish for the peace and clarity that comes with regular practice but fail to make the necessary effort to get there. If we want real change in our lives, we must embrace meditation for what it truly is – not just another pastime but an opportunity for deep.
It’s like trying to take a nap and calling it a workout- you can’t really expect to get any results if you’re just treating it like something to pass the time! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
Creating A Meditation Routine to Reap Rich Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is a beautiful practice that can be incorporated into daily life. It helps to create clarity of mind and mental peace by focusing on your Kundalini Shakthi. As such, it can be seen as a habit for those seeking inner harmony and balance. To make meditation part of your lifestyle, you should create a routine that works best for you.
Habits, not talents, determine one’s success. ~ Krish Murali Eswar
- Set a specific time to practice meditation each day and stick to it.
- Find a comfortable spot in your home where you can relax without distractions.
- Start with short sessions and gradually increase the duration as you gain more experience.
- Use a timer or an app to help keep track of your meditation sessions.
- Practice breathing exercises to improve focus, reduce stress and create inner peace before meditation.
- Read books on meditation, listen to podcasts, or watch videos to learn more about the practice.
- Use guided meditations available online or through my podcast if you need help staying focused during practice sessions.
- If desired, consider joining a meditation group or class for additional support and guidance from experienced practitioners.
- Sit in silence and introspect. Reflect on what areas of your life could benefit from more mindful attention each day before starting your session (e..g relationships, work, health).
- Keep a journal handy to record thoughts or feelings that arise during practice sessions for further reflection later in the day.
In conclusion, meditation can be potent when treated as part of a lifestyle rather than another hobby. It requires dedication, discipline, and commitment to reap the rich benefits of regular practice. Creating a routine tailored to your needs can help you stay consistent and focused on your journey toward inner peace.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
TIP: Create a meditation weekly calendar. Use a habit tracker to track your routine.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Should I Meditate Each Day?
Our Guru Yogiraj Sri Vethathiri Maharishi recommends 20 to 30 minutes of meditation in each session and two times meditation per day. He highly recommended that we must not do long meditation sessions.
Is There A Particular Time Of Day That Is Best For Meditation?
My recommendation is to meditate at sunrise and sunset to form a habit. As the saying goes, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” These are prime times of the day to focus on yourself, set your intentions, and awaken your consciousness. Sunrise and sunset are also times when the mind is more relaxed and open to creative thought. Taking the time to practice meditation during these hours can help you stay connected with your inner self throughout the day.
The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. ~ Krish Murali Eswar
Meditating is a great habit to have. But when it comes to the best time of day for meditation, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Here are some things to consider:
- Your energy level – When you feel most energized throughout the day will likely determine your best time.
- Personal preferences – Consider if mornings or evenings work better for you regarding scheduling and lifestyle.
- Scheduling obstacles – Think about any potential conflicts that may arise due to other activities during certain times of the day.
Dabbling in meditation is like prying open a door that’s not meant to be opened – it takes much more than a few attempts to make it work! ~ Krish Murali Eswar
Meditation can significantly reduce stress and improve physical health, with effects such as lowered blood pressure. There are different types of meditation to choose from, depending on your needs and preferences. Regular meditation practice is essential for reaping the full benefits of this activity, so it is vital to take the time to find one that works best for you.
To ensure you get the most out of your practice, start small and gradually increase the length and frequency of sessions as needed. When done correctly, meditation can be a wonderful hobby that helps promote physical and mental well-being!
Caution: Do not meditate at night.
Conclusion: Cultivate Your Mind and Body with a Meditation Hobby
- Meditation can be a powerful hobby that helps cultivate a calm mind and meditative state.
- Find meditation centers and techniques that work best for you.
- The effects of meditation can reduce stress, improve physical health, and lower blood pressure.
- Setting goals for your meditation practice will help you stay consistent and focused on achieving inner peace.
- Take the time to explore different types of meditation to find one that works best for you.
- Cultivate your mind and body with a meditation habit today!
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Be Blessed by the Divine!
Krish Murali Eswar.