We’ve all heard of meditation, especially since the mindfulness explosion of the last few decades, but debates about what meditation actually is and how to practice it remain.
The word meditation stems from the Latin term meditatum which means ‘to ponder.’Most approaches agree that by practicing meditation, we become more aware of how our minds work and how thoughts are connected to feelings and behavior (West, 2016).
You may already have a meditation practice that works for you, or you may be new to the concept and looking to build your knowledge and understanding of how meditation can enhance your life. Either way, the history of meditation is fascinating and well worth exploring, so let’s go explore!
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