Everyone has their own reasons why they want to learn to meditate. Some people seek meditation because they are experiencing health issues or other personal issues. Many want to learn to meditate to be better at their jobs or other endeavors. I will give you my reasons.
1. To be happy.
The practice of meditation cultivates more positive feelings that leads to happiness. Research has shown that meditation permanently alters the brain to generate positive thoughts. Meditation is one of the best ways to achieve happiness with consistency.
2. To be in touch with my higher self.
When you meditate, you get in touch with the higher parts of yourself. Your higher self is the inner voice that knows what is right from wrong. When you have any problems in life, you can get quiet and let your higher self give you the answers. For every problem a solution exists. When your mind is clear and you are in a state of peace, solutions appear.
3. To reduce stress.
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress because it promotes peace and inner calm. This is the main reason why people want to learn how to meditate. Meditation helps reduce stressful feelings in two ways. First, it helps you relax, and naturally release those stressful feelings. Secondly, by making you more aware of yourself and your environment, you become more aware of the triggers that can generate stress.
4. To be more focused.
Meditation will help you to focus and concentrate. Meditation helps calm the brain of the random thoughts that constantly run through your mind. When your mind is calm, you will be able to focus on your tasks much more effectively. You will be able to maintain this mental clarity over longer periods of time.
5. To be a more creative.
Meditation is a doorway between the conscious and subconscious. When the mind is calm, the creative process can go to work more effectively. A mind cluttered with thoughts lacks the spaciousness needed for creativity. It helps to be still for a few minutes before starting a creative endeavor. The more we can learn how to relax, the more we will be able to bring out our creativity.