Why Meditation? #GreatMinds

“Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.” This is indeed a succinct and wonderful definition written on Wikipedia. I think that people mistake the purpose of meditation; it is not about controlling your thoughts. The point is to stop letting thoughts control you. We should make meditation a simple practice that we incorporate for 10 minutes in our day. When thoughts are crowding your mind, it is a distraction. When there are no thoughts, it is meditation. Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing! However,” Buddha said, “let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old age and Death.”

Here’s what Sylvia Boorstein, an American author, psychotherapist, and Buddhist teacher, has to say:


Let me know in the comments section.

In this ongoing series #GreatMinds on my blog, I am shining a spotlight on the important ideas that some very successful people keep talking about in their public life.


  1. Rightly said Sir…Meditation helps in reducing the extra thoughts which clutters the mind. A powerful technique to keep the mind healthy. It has really helped me & my students.

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