The hyperconnected world around us compels us to live in a state of delusion that we have a better connection with people around us and that we are on top of everything that’s happening locally and globally. But in spite of the technological advances that we pride ourselves in, the truth is that the connection between us and with the world is getting corrupted. The faux connection that we feel around us distances us away from living an authentic and genuine life. With so many distractions around us, we start feeling overwhelmed affecting our real connection with others and as well as with ourselves.
Meditation is a great way to find the calmness in the chaos again. We may think that we are escaping the world, but in truth we get closer to forming a genuine connection. We reignite our connection with who we are and what we stand for. It awakens us in this world that has become numb due to too much everyday stimuli.
As we connect better with ourselves and feel refueled and recharged, we get inspired to make better and more meaningful connections in the outside world. Some of us think meditation is an escape, but the truth is that it’s not. It’s actually more of an act of engaging better with the world, as paradoxical as it may sound. Unless we feel the quietness and calmness within, we won’t be able to become aware and awake as we live our everyday life.
Mindfulness keeps us on track and reorients us when we get lost in the convoluted ways of the world. It helps us get in touch with the voice within us and the whispers of our wiser self that might otherwise get faded due to the noises that we come across in our daily life.
Contrary to the popular belief, meditation is not about unplugging from the world, it’s actually about recharging ourselves and reconnecting better with the world.