Just how far can the benefits of meditation go? Everyone that gets into meditation tends to be curious or committed to changing their lives in some positive way.
There’s no right or wrong reason to get into meditation, but the fruits of meditation happen after a long time of meditation. For some, it may take them years, while for others, it’s just a matter of weeks till they start to see progress with their meditation practice.
In this article, we’ll explain what would happen if you were to meditate every day of your life. Keep in mind that you can still experience these benefits if you skip one day, but it’s not recommended.
Of course, it’s not the end of the world if you do. But one of the hardest parts of meditation is the discipline.
The beauty is that meditation on its own gives you that discipline, so in theory, if you’re having a hard time consistently meditating, doing more of it could create the habit so you don’t miss a day.
And we’ll outline some of the reasons you’ll want to meditate every single day below. These are in no particular order, or mutually exclusive from one another.
Ever found yourself unable to let go of something? Perhaps it’s love, material possession, or a deep emotional feeling about something else.
That’s okay, we’ve all been there. The good thing about meditation is that it can help you let go, and shift that attention you were giving to the thing you wanted to detach from and bring it into yourself and find your purpose.
Meditation is a bit of an inner journey, and you can learn a lot about yourself while meditating. Some meditations achieve this detachment very well, by making us look into our thoughts without judgment. Among those thoughts, are things you’re attached to.
When you don’t attribute any particular value or label to a particular thought or emotion, such thought or emotion tends to have less influence over you. But in meditation, we often tend to gravitate more towards empathy and compassion, without strings attached as in this case, detachment.
Sure, when you’re attached to something, rather than having a deep emotional connection, the attachment on its own can feel good, but the problem with attachment is that it makes us dependent on such things.
Whether it be a person, emotion, event, or something else. Of course, in some cases, some will require more assistance than what meditation can provide, but meditation gives an overall feeling of independence and freedom, by helping us manage our emotions in a better way, even if you’re not gonna be completely in charge of them.
To some degree, I believe most have or had some sort of attachment or detachment issue. With meditation, you’re mindful of it, and rather than putting up a fight, as in the case of watching your thoughts without judgment, you let them flow without interaction.
Ever heard that what you fight stays? That’s the reason many find it hard to concentrate when they first meditate. Letting go and detachment go hand in hand.
Improved Quality Of Life
When you meditate every day, you tend to vibrate at a higher frequency, emitting emotions pertaining to happiness and fulfillment.
For many, it’s quite easy to know what vibe a person is at, given how they react to being around such individuals. It’s also easier to let go of worries or any possible fears you have.
If you’re constantly emitting positivity, mostly, as a result of improvement of your quality of life, you spread that energy to your peers. On the contrary, a room full of people in a bad mood creates such an atmosphere.
Of course, that’s not to say that meditation is the magic solution that will make you happy and make all your problems go away by being positive all the time. That’s not realistic.
But with meditation, aside from experiencing the common benefits of better focus and calmness, you form a deeper spiritual connection within that widens the scope of reality for you, and thus, meditation can make it easier for you to be happy than not meditating. What you end up focusing on is what grows.
If you see abundance and positivity everywhere, that’s the shift your mind can take. So in a way, meditation can shift your outlook in life.
If you’ve ever been stuck at a problem, sometimes what you need is a break from such a problem to tackle it from different angles. Without meditation, your scope is limited to what you already know, especially if you don’t give your mind a break.
Meditation is a mental workout, and if you allow it to rest by, in this case, meditating, you allow it to develop new ideas. It’s been shown that meditation boosts creativity.
More creativity does often go hand in hand with solving a problem unless the problem is a technical one.
In which case, meditation also can help you in the sense that it improves your focus. The mind will many times gravitate to doing what’s easy, and many times, at the cost of our focus. Meditation helps you retain that focus and expand it.
When you open up your mind, which is something you do while meditating, you invite new ideas you possibly never thought of before, which also helps with the problem-solving part.
You Start Living In The Now
You don‘t get anything done by focusing on what’s gonna happen or what already has happened. The beauty of meditation is that it vouches for focusing on what you can control, rather than stressing out over the future or past.
The present isn’t always pretty, so it’s no surprise many would let their mind go to a place where they don’t have to confront the difficulties of a present.
But the beauty is that with meditation, once you start being present, and carry that on to your day-to-day life, it starts to become a whole lot more peaceful and within the scope of your control. You simply can’t control what’s about to happen or what will happen.
If you instead of using that same energy you destine to things that don’t exist (since the past or present don’t exist, only the present does), use that energy on your present, you put yourself in a position where you can turn your present moment into something you like.
At this point, you no longer have to resort to escapist habits like having your mind on a place where you’re not.
That’s the beauty of meditation, it brings the mind and body together. By living in the now, you focus on what you’re doing at the moment, thus yielding more output on what you’re doing, rather than doing such things on autopilot.
You go from being a robot that does things because you’ve programmed your mind to do so, to being mindful of your present and thus, giving you the possibility to interact with it.
I mean, there’s even a meditation called mindful meditation that’s specifically tailored for this. Things aren’t gonna change on their own. Many don’t even realize they live robotized lives until they take a step back, and meditation allows you to take a step back.
Freedom From Mind
When it comes to bad habits in your life, you’re incentivized to do them because they make you feel good at a given moment. It’s like a short temporary fix to an unpleasant present. But deep down you don’t actually want to do these things.
But you don’t fight back because you’re so used to the unnatural cheap feel-good sensations that your mind creates while doing said thing. And what you “feel like” doing wins over what you actually want to do.
This is a muscle that actually can be trained, but it’s hard to do it cold turkey because there’s a subconscious element to it. Sometimes you can put your will to it, but then, your subconscious mind gets in the way and doesn’t allow you to change. Here’s where meditation comes in.
As meditation can help you with detachment, it can detach you from bad habits that you know on a day-to-day basis make life harder than it needs to be.
Meditation allows you also to reprogram your subconscious mind, so if there’s anything you actually want to do but feel like you can’t because of the temporary false feel-good sensations, meditation can help you break free from that, and give you a completely natural, long-lasting feel-good sensation that is actually beneficial to you.
On top of that, meditation doesn’t require you to depend on any external substances to feel good. The more you can internalize your feel-good sensations, the freer you’ll be.
This is not to say that the mind is your enemy, the mind just needs to be at the right place, with your body synced. Then it becomes much easier to change things.
Since mediation helps you see things on a deeper level that goes beyond the physical, some call it a spiritual connection, it goes back to the feeling of the vibes of other people. But with meditation, you start seeing more of a one-ness in things.
As in, let’s say, being more connected to nature and animals. Not only does meditation increase empathy, but compassion too. It makes it easier for us to connect with others.
The reason for this is believed because meditation stimulates certain parts of the brain that deal with empathy, and it’s more commonly seen in those practicing mindful meditation.
It’s easier to become more empathic when you’re detached from certain emotions that you would’ve otherwise found labels for. That’s the part of watching your thoughts without judgment, you apply this non-judgment principle not only to our thoughts but to others as well.