1. Effect of meditation in Student’s life:-
Take a moment to relax. Look around, close your eyes for 15 seconds and just listen to all the sounds you can listen to. Do it.
Now when you come back something has changed. You have become more aware of your surroundings. This is just a glimpse of why meditation is popular and for a very good reason. When you are aware of the surrounding, you are aware of yourself. You are not in automatic mode anymore. Automatic mode or the default mode is the one where you just don’t realise when you started scrolling through Instagram or watching Youtube videos and after a while, you become filled with a sense of guilt. But the awareness state is where your mind and body are doing what you are saying. You give instructions to yourself and it follows in total agreement. Its quite surprising that we are not just our mind and body.
Not just limited to Sadhus and Yogis, but Bill Gates and Richard Branson practice meditation regularly. It’s a key part of achieving success. These oldest techniques of Meditation from India teach how to tackle life in all its form. And reduce the suffering of a stressed life.
Life as a student can be one of the most difficult phases of life. There is an anxiety of future, increase in study load, emotional distress and peer pressure. And this simple age-old technique can bring about changes that might set your life on the right course. And if you’re already on the right one, it will accelerate your performance. Even the psychologists, the scientists who study mind and its behaviour have agreed that meditation changes brain in a positive way.
The most profound ways Meditation can improve a student’s life is:
Increase focus: Meditation fights of the distractors by taking you out of the automatic mode. A mental clarity and focus is achieved and thus results in effective study. Not just time span of your study, but the depth and quality of your learning improves.
Increase creativity and intelligence: Organized thoughts, less hectic, easier to find mental clarity. This is huge for your brain. It can now actually devote 100 percent of the time to find new ways to do simple mathematics sum or to understand that Physics problem that has been bugging you for a long time.
Emotions under your control: Observing your own self. Control over your emotions and response and thus increased emotional intelligence.
Increased happiness: When you become aware that most of things that you have been worrying about are not real. And when your mind dedicates most of its time living in the present the stress and anxiety are naturally driven away. This in turns increases your happiness. And brings in internal peace. As the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso says your internal happiness will bring happiness to others in this world. Surprisingly this also improves your social life.
“Meditation for your brain is like sharpening the axe before you get down to cutting a huge tree.”
-Blog Author: Sonika
2.How positive thinking makes your life happy:
The mind is everything. What you think, you become. – The Buddha
And it’s not just “what” you think but “how” you think!
Can you guess what is the most successful and happy people think about all day long?
The answer is quite simple…
- First, they keep their minds on what they want, and keep looking for ways to get it. They are clear about their goals and they are confident that they will accomplish them, sooner or later.
- Second, optimists look for the good in every problem or difficulty. When things go wrong, as they often do, they say, “That’s good!” And then set about finding something positive about the situation.
The happy, positive, successful people choose to see beauty and blessings in everything. They see the silver lining and the opportunities in everything and in every situation. They choose to think in terms of what can be accomplished, not what can’t be done.
The more positively they think, the more they attract the good things they want in life. In this way developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life and your circumstances will quickly begin changing for the better and your life will blossom. Healthy, happy people think about what they want, and how to get it and they get immersed into the work for their goals.
Training your mind to think positive can be achieved by leveraging a simple concept. Your mind has enough bandwidth to only focus on one thought at a time. All you have to do is keep it focused on uplifting thoughts until you form the same types of neural pathways that are created when you establish a new habit.
When a negative event occurs, remember that it’s your response that truly determines the outcome. Always look for the positive response or optimistic lesson when such events take place.
A positive mindset creates harmony and happiness, improves relationships, and gives pleasant feelings of happiness, satisfaction, confidence, joy, and the sense of accomplishment.
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen but the sunlight.
-Blog Author: Sonika
3. Learning from Vijaydashmi:-
“Dussehra, also called Vijayadashami, This day symbolizes the victory of good over evil; Dussehra is a festival that symbolizes the good on earth.” Navratri and Dussehra are associated with two symbolic rituals, the early worship of goddess Durga and later the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Dussehra represents victory over evil, on the eve of Lord Rama killing Ravana and Goddess Durga killing Mahishasura, the Asura king. According to Hindu mythology, both Goddess Durga and Lord Rama maintained the rule of righteousness (Good over Evil).
Here we are talking about a few lessons that can be acquired from the Ramayana and imbibed for leading a prosperous life.
- Do not underestimate the power of your enemy: One of the biggest mistakes of Ravan was to take Lord Ram for granted. So any situation we are going to face in our life we have to evaluate all the consequences as well. Being a student we should not take lightly our studies, preparation, & exams.
- Lead a disciplined life: Lord Rama practiced “dharma” meaning one has to be upright, responsible, and disciplined in life. The same theory of righteousness can be applied to our life as well. If we want to be successful in our life, so we have to practice a disciplined life.
- Protect your hard-earned money: Protecting your money means shunning all the evils that negatively impact your financial well-being. You can always protect your finances by choosing to invest in the right places to save money. Ravan chooses to invest his entire kingdom into a war that could be eliminated.
- A life of patience and persistence: The Ramayana signifies the importance of being patient and perseverant in the hardest of times, as Ram also has 14 years Vanvaas. Irrespective of the ups and downs in life, as a person you should be patient enough to let things start working according to your planned goals.
- Always be ready for a fresh start: Wrong decisions that you’ve taken in the past related to your future by making some relevant, if those did not work according to your plan then you have to correct it. If Ravan accepted his mistake that he was wrong then the picture could be different. We have to take the right decisions to streamline our picture for better future management. The first action you should be taking is improving your one step towards a goal and it will change your entire journey in the right way.