The body benefits from ‘movement’ and the mind benefits from ‘stillness’, goes a saying. At this point of time, when all of us are being restricted to ‘move’ during to the global pandemic COVID-19, each one of us have an opportunity to meditate in order to gain ‘inner stillness’. Since most of us live a ‘hustle-bustle’ life, meditation is essential to feel well and live a happy peaceful life. A few minutes of meditation everyday can help us eliminate negative thoughts, worries, anxiety, mental clutter and all other factors that prevent us from feeling content. It has been proved that the practice of meditation, carried out on a regular basis nourishes the body and soul. Gautama Buddha was once asked, what have you gained from meditation? He replied, “Nothing, but let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.” India is a country with diverse religions and most of the religions give importance to meditation because it is believed that there exists a supreme power beyond humans. To connect to this supreme power, meditation serves as a link. Although meditation existed in India from time immemorial, the importance has been stressed of late. No doubt, India has set an example to the other countries of the world for believing in the power of meditation. “I urge the citizens of India to practice meditation and not to panic”, stated our Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his speeches after the outbreak of corona virus. The citizens of India are blessed to have a leader like PM Modi who believes in this supreme power and who derives energy from meditation. The PM himself is an example to the world who has a lot of positive energy and thinking which is required to handle a crisis like the ongoing pandemic. Thus, he has been instrumental in instilling a ray of hope in the citizens in fighting this deadly virus. Speaking on the importance of meditation, Man Kaur, an Indian centenarian sprinter who holds world records in the above-100 years old categories in track and field events said, “Meditation is a ritual which teaches us how to live. The real purpose of meditation is to be a part of nature, which is real life. I am always in high spirit when I start my day after meditation,” stated 104-year-old Kaur who is India’s oldest athlete from Punjab. Check full article :-

Sun Apr 12 2020 09:48:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)