Had I known these 5 things prior to starting my meditation journey, I’d have probably started it much earlier. However, I believe everything happens for a reason and you’re now fortunate to know these 5 things I wish I had known when I began meditating.
1. Meditation is the doorway to discover life of higher potentials
Prior to meditating, I wasn’t aware of the benefits of meditation can be so vast as it eventually led me to discover my true self – thus leading me to live a life of higher potential.
For example, the potential to understand and being able to see through beyond life challenges and difficulties which help gaining insights to eliminate sufferings. Prior to this, I would often succumb to the stresses which often resulted in being angry, anxious and depression.
Secondly, meditation leads us to live a purposeful life – before I embarked on this journey, I limited my achievements in my work as I was conditioned by society to think in such a way. Then, my only focus was on the success of material wealth and career which eventually led to an imbalance of the inner world where I suffered from having the lack of love and understanding that led to arguments with loved ones and having to not live a sustainable happy life.
Thirdly, meditation has the potential to heal inner wounds and detox. Prior to meditation, I conduct physical vigorous exercise regularly thinking that it is the way to lead a healthy life. However, no matter how vigorous my physical exercise regime is, it doesn’t seem to help me significantly in body detoxification and weight loss. Through meditation, it helps me cleanse my inner mind of any negative thoughts and emotions, resulting in lightness of body and a positive mind.
Fourthly, the potential to receive and interpret information quantumly (intuition) leading to positive performance in career and relationships. Prior to meditation, I rely on my own conscious effort in studying and researching the valuation of a certain company before making a decision to invest, and more often than not, the doubt and fear also came haunting result in not able to profit from opportunities. After meditation, the ability to make fast and good decision have markedly improved leading to greater performance in my trading and investments.
Fifthly, discovering my life purpose and the Ikigai within. Truly, through deep meditation and contemplation, I was able to realize Who I Truly Am, thus leading me to serve Humanity through “iammichaelteh” and “The Essence of Life Workshop Series”.