Most people focus on 4 areas, love, health, wealth, and perfect self-expression. In the beginning, the goal of meditation is to improve on these areas in your life.
At first, you’ll start meditating because someone recommended it to you or because it’s trendy. If you persist in your meditation practice, you’ll reach a deeper level of understanding. Your meditation goal will change accordingly.
Your meditation practice will develop as you get documented. Nowadays, you can check quantifiable data on how meditation affects your brain.
Dr. Joe Dispenza has published results observed before, during, and after meditation. Also, you can check Heartmath’s work on the connection between the heart and the brain.
Even though it seems your meditation goal is a moving target, it’s not.
What Is the Ultimate Goal of Meditation?
The pursuit of love, health, wealth, and perfect self-expression seems like different targets. However, the reason to accomplish these goals is to reach a state of joy.
That’s it. The ultimate goal of meditation is to be happy.
As you advance in your meditation practice and your overall well-being improves, your idea of happiness will have less to do with external things. You’ll feel whole and complete. You won’t feel that something is missing and that’s outside of yourself.
Your meditation habit will get more sense as you study how the mind works and how it affects your body and affairs.
Guided meditations will aid your meditation practice like kids’ bike stabilizers. As your meditation practice matures they won’t be necessary.
There’s plenty of guided meditations in the marketplace or you can record your own. It depends on what you want to focus on.
Meditation Goals Examples
Consider the main areas people focus on: love, health, wealth, and perfect self-expression.
The meditation practice can be as specific as you feel like.
Some examples of meditation goals are:
– Manifesting things. For example, relationships, cars, jobs, etc. You name it.
– Help to recover from a heart attack. Dr. Brian Weiss wrote about his experience with one of his patients and the treatment he applied along with the patient’s cardiologist.
– Better sleep.
– Spiritual goals. A connection with the Divine.
– Overcome a fear. Public speaking, for example.
– Some people ask questions to their subconscious mind as they fall asleep. I wrote an article about the easiest way to tap into your subconscious mind.
– Reach brain and heart coherence.
– Bring awareness to the experience of eating. Hugh Byrne, the author of the here and now habit, wrote about mindfulness and mindfulness meditation.
There are immediate benefits to meditation. However, the habit of meditation will bring better results in whatever you want to accomplish in your daily life.
Not necessarily you have to sit still as part of your meditation practice. You can try walking meditation, for example.
Also, any time you’re relaxed in your daily activities such as taking a bath, you are kind of in a meditation state.
The best time to practice meditation goes hand in hand with your natural cycles of wake and sleep.
At first, meditation helps to focus on thoughts and feelings to change anything that seems outside of you.
Later on, a meditation habit will bring brain-heart coherence. This state of bliss will follow you on daily life activities and influence them for the better.