Does meditation actually work?

Everywhere you look on the internet, there are more and more people saying the word “meditation” and how effective it was to stabilize their mental health, help them perform better in both mental and physical activities and how healthy it is.

But is it really true? Does meditation actually help people perform better in careers, relationship and life in general? Let’s find out.

Alternatives to meditation

Many beginners fail to see the results in the first couple of weeks, which is expected as the practice takes months, if not years of consistency to reap the benefits. Pretty much like any other educational material. You will need consistency and time to become an expert of it, to a point where you can use it for your benefit.

That is why all of the “meditation dropouts” try seeking alternatives to help them focus or conquer their mind to better their performance at work or life in general. Some go for mentally taxing classes, intellectual game platforms and etc.

However, one of the strangest places these people go to is companies that offer Psychic services, fortune telling and overall “mystic assistance”.

There are many reasons as to why this practice is frowned upon, but one of the main ones is that it is purely based on belief and not facts. Once a Psychic tell you something, it will not have an effect unless you believe it does, while meditation itself does not require belief, it has actual physical and mental effects on a person. Furthermore, there are no such things as meditation service providers, everyone can do it everywhere, while for “Psychic guidance” people usually have to pay.

There are quite many companies online that offer various fortune-tailing, medium reading, and similar psychic services. Yet the vast majority of those cannot be trusted and may actually harm your mental health. While there is absolutely know in desiring to know more and relying on the spiritual powers, PsychicGuild only recommends dealing with the trusted and verified companies that provide a customer satisfaction guarantee.

The effects of meditation

Many people don’t know the fact that meditation is not a method of calming somebody down. It’s not a way to tap into your inner spiritual self, but it is indeed usually used as a religious ceremony.

Meditation is usually described as a process of conquering your own mind. Have you ever experienced the moment when you’re thinking about something and you trace off without even realizing it? That’s what meditation is usually used for helping.

It helps practitioners learn how to focus on one thing at a time. Which is why most beginners are told to focus on their breathing so that they don’t trace off into something else. It is very hard in the beginning, but consistency is the key.

The main effect that meditation has on the practitioner is the ability to control their own minds. It does not open the “third eye” or other mystical things many “gurus” try to market themselves with. It is just a great and convenient way to find inner peace and control one’s emotions.

Controlling emotions leads to a better state of mind, the calmer the mind, the better the nerves. And we all know what nerves can do to a person’s body.

Stress, which is caused directly by irrational nerves causes most people to age rapidly, which then later shows on their physical health, not only their mental health. And having both of these aspects weakened makes a person more susceptible to diseases in the future.

Overall, we can say that meditation is a long-term investment in mental health, which later spirals into better physical health overall.