Disclaimer: This article talks about my personal meditational practices and is not meant to persuade the reader to follow the same.
“The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.”
But alas, constant distraction syndrome (CDS) is the new age disease. It is defined as a lack of prolonged attention to a specified task or activity because of distraction.
Some common distraction sources are Whatsapp and Facebook notifications, unrestricted access to adult content online, and much more you are aware of.
Distraction is now a habit acquired by most. Why? Simply because we practised it.
“Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.” — Chinese Proverb
The good news is, just like distraction, even focus can be practised, but it demands conscious effort. Meditation accelerates the recovery of our lost treasure of focus.
There are several meditation techniques that we can do as recomended by scriptures, such as “Om Namo bhagavate Vasudevaya”, “Hare Krishna Mahamantra” and more.
I prefer to do mantra meditation, which literally means repetition of a mantra that controls the mind .
I meditate by chanting the mantra ‘Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare’. I consciously focus on the sound vibration on this powerful mantra.
Today Millions of human beings do meditation on this mantra, and they have obtained immense benefit from this meditation technique.
There are several case studies of the same, Dr. Vivek Bindra, international motivational speaker does meditation on this mantra.
Director of various NIT and IIT do meditation on the Hare Krishna Mantra, and this they do on a priority in their busy schedule.
A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Ji because of his powerful meditation, he never lost track of his goal amidst a heavy rainfall of failures. He changed his strategies without changing the goal, chased it with one-pointed focus and finally achieved success.
If there was no benefit of this meditation, why would these most successful people do meditation ? This meditation has immense benefits.
Why mantra meditation? It additionally helps get the favour of the Lord, making the process more sublime. Its practice all over the world proves its effectiveness.
Meditate, stop the thoughts from controlling you and recover your lost focus to achieve the reward of time management.