Research Paper By Priya Lakshmi
(Leadership and Life Coach, BAHRAIN)
My Research paper is on Meditation. I decided to do my paper on this topic as I felt and have also heard peers in classes asking on what is meditation or how is it done. There are many people out there who have not experienced meditation as I have. It’s divine and liberating! Trust me and try it. So,
How does meditation help in the process of coaching?
When we meditate our mind feels calm and when our mind is calm, we feel relaxed, settled and happy. A happy mind is a key to abandoned opportunities coming our way. Since we are so occupied with our thoughts in a day that we miss to see the opportunities for us. Meditation helps you to connect to our self and as a result, all the answers you have been seeking becomes clear, thereby you can decide for yourself what is best like coaching.
Meditation helps to manage stress, maintain strategic focus, enhance cognitive performance, promote emotional intelligence, and improve interpersonal relationships.
intelligence, and improve interpersonal relationships.
Similarly, coaching help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.”
So, what is meditation?
Meditation means a concentration of mind. You can do it in many ways but accordingly to me either you can pay attention to your breath or say the word “OM”/short positive affirmation. The whole idea is to free your mind from wandering thoughts and bring it to a state of complete blankness. You can use any means to bring your mind to this state of emptiness and that’s when the magic works.
How to Meditate: Simple Meditation
Sit or lie down comfortably with your eyes closed, (preferably early morning) and pay attention to your breath or say ÖM/short positive affirmation (eg: I am happy or I love myself, bless me, god). In some time, you will start feeling lightness but still keep going till you feel the magic – the utmost level of calmness! Be in that state till you want and can then slowly come out of it (with a smile). You will experience calmness, lightness and a sort of happiness which cannot be explained in words. You may be feeling to stay silent for a while after you finish, and that’s absolutely fine. After all, you have won the mind!
Like any new activity you start, meditation also needs practice, practice and practice. So have lots of patience and you feel the magic.
To end the note – I would like to quote an extract from Google on sayings/quotes of Buddha. These summaries it so well!
Buddha was asked, “what have you gained from meditation?”
He replied, “Nothing. However, let me tell what I have lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of old age and Death”.