Most of us would think that meditation is a quick remedy to find peace and satisfaction in our lives. It’s true that for some people meditation changes their lives, but for others meditation is a painful and frustrating experience because it forces them to think long and hard about their life and about the choices they make. The problem is that for some people meditation is so difficult that it stops them in their tracks from practicing the discipline they need to make peace with their minds.

We can’t meditate unless we know the problem.

Most people know that they have problems, but we have to learn the “method” behind the problem. People who meditate “keep[s] their eyes closed,” when this method is difficult for them because their eyes don’t rest on the ground (for they are sitting upright). When meditating, the mind “has its fill” and then they must meditate again. However, practicing the method “keep[s] the eyes open” means they have to sit in an upright position on their stomachs or on their elbows. A lot of people who meditate work hard because they want to meditate and do not have a technique to get through the pain, even though they know they should meditate.

Meditation is a challenge if you know that you have a problem.

Meditation does not replace thinking and other problems, but it can allow you to get through problem thinking and other problem behaviors. Even if you just have a problem with yourself, meditation can also help you get through it. When you’re meditating you can have any thought about your problems and problems and you can have any choice you want in your mind. It is amazing how things change. You can leave your problems behind and be happy if you’re committed to meditation.

Meditation can help you to stop the punishment for your problems and may also be a tool to start fixing the problems yourself.

Meditation is not a reward because we are not rewarded for our behavior, but we are rewarded for our discipline and planning. We aren’t training for meditation. We are training to train. That’s what meditation is all about. We need to learn the discipline to think and do the things we need to to enjoy meditation.

We are taught to meditate because we desire it because it is a powerful technique to take out of habit and go toward true happiness. We are conditioned to be unhappy. We all want to feel happier, but we want it to happen in a certain way. If you meditate, it is going to have to be such a difficult practice that you have to learn to be disciplined. It is not as simple as sitting on your back and closing your eyes. If you can learn to be disciplined in your thought and word use and get on with the hard part, you may soon be able to live a happier life.

There is a ritual behind meditation.

Minding yourself is a meaningful thing because of the process of minding that occurs. That ritual is mainly what it is about. But we are also guided by the elements of nature (sun, moon, stars, etc.) and things out of our culture or our culture itself (the concepts of the universe and consciousness, etc.). Meditation is to make peace with ourselves by learning to accept the flow of this world.

Hopefully, we may get to a point where meditation will be as simple as a few minutes on the meditation screen or headphones every day or every couple of hours on the good days and nights. The path will just take longer. This change can’t happen without meditation. In this article, I’m trying to explain what meditation is about. This way, we can all get started on our journey to learn how to be disciplined.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Robert Puff is a Psychotherapist, Author and Founder of