If youâ€™re trying to explain how good an apple tastes you can find words for it. But these words will give the other person only a faint impression of how an apple really tastes. Meditation is like any other experience in life, much more comprehensive than one could explain with yet so many flowery terms.
Many of us are on a constant pursue for happiness. They put a lot of effort in finding it by hoping and fearing at work, in relationships or other external things. When meditating for a while we find that this happiness is not to be found in the outside world. It is rather a quality of consciousness that is accessible to everybody, at any time.
We donâ€™t have to go anywhere, know anybody, know anything, nor buy anything â€“ the state of happiness exists within every one of us, already. This feeling of the â€śHome of the spiritâ€ť is such a new experience and so reassuring that we start seeing things in a different light.
In Buddhist meditation practice emphasis is placed on not to rest, until a perfect state of enlightenment has been achieved. An ultimate super-fruit so to say, that never lessens nor shrivels and eventually means the end of all suffering.
But the fruits of meditation are numerous. Often they are subtle, sometimes overwhelming and accessible to all. For those who donâ€™t want to follow the â€śultimate goalâ€ť here are a few medically verifiable effects of meditating:
- Balance and inner peace help you to overcome fears, depression and insomnia
- Awareness and the ability to concentrate help you dealing with chronic pain conditions, diseases and disorders such as tinnitus
- The deeply relaxed state while meditating relives psychosomatic problems like headache, gastrointestinal disorder or the burn-out syndrome