Today our world is too loud and fast. Have you ever realised how much our senses have to process most of the time? Meditation teach us the importance of reducing the stimulation. Enjoy some quiet time every day with the Light Mask. The less you see and hear, the more settled your mind can become. One third of your brain is devoted to processing vision: to interpreting colour, deciding the identity of objects and many other tasks. Think of it – the Ganzfeld effect makes a third of your brain free from their usual task.
Staring into the Ganzfeld light is a deep relaxation method that stills the mind and stops the constant chatter in your head. When this internal dialogue ceases the mind settles. Because the mind and the body are so closely related, when the mind is still, the body can begin to rest too.
On one level, meditation is a tool. It can help combat stress, fosters physical health, helps with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, as well as be present. But on a deeper level, meditation is a doorway into the unknown. It can help us get a sense of the mystery of who we are.
When you start meditating, you will notice how unruly the mind is. I remember being quite shocked by this! I noticed that my mind was all over the place. Profound thoughts about my past or future jostled with mundane thought clips about what groceries I needed to buy. Some time afterwards I would come too and notice that I had spend 15 minutes running a painful memory over and over. It was like sitting in a crazy cinema!
So, if you’re starting out with meditation, please don’t beat yourself up about your wild mind. It is a natural condition. In time you will learn to work kindly with the barrage of thoughts and you will find some clarity and peacefulness.