Hello My Devs Friends,
About Six years ago, I started my meditation journey because of an accident of mine. Some books helped me to become meditating. It helps me a lot in my daily life.
Today, I decide to write an article about why you should meditate daily (as developer).
Let's get started.
Simply, Meditation is awareness of yourself.
Meditation practices you to know yourself in every seconds of your life.
Formally, when you meditate, you have to be sitting down and focus on one thing. And Control your mind tightly. But that's misunderstanding. we need more understanding of what real meditation is.
Whenever you are sitting down or walking or lying down, it is all about being aware and stay in the present moment (second by second).
Don't control your mind tightly. Let it be flow. But keep knowing along with your current thoughts. Once you've known your are thinking about the past, drag those thoughts to the present moment. Sometimes, you may think about the future. Just aware it and drag those thoughts to the present softly.
You don't have to worry about them. It is nature that our thoughts are jumping from one place to another. In general, we have multiple of thoughts changing in every 5 minutes. Thoughts are mostly bad for us. They give us many emotional such as pain, anger, anxiety, depression and so much more. We called it the negative thoughts.
Then, thoughts become actions, Right? Your negative thoughts will make you to act unstable actions.
How do we reduce and avoid those negative thoughts and actions?
Meditation can solve those problems of our daily lives.
It is like a filter of mind. if you have awareness, You will be knowing every things of your mind. In this way, Negative thoughts are not becoming your action. On the other hand, you don't also have to think about positive thoughts so hard.
Be awareness of something in the present.
And maintain that awareness.
If you are walking, you could aware of your foot steps.
If you are sitting down, you could aware of your breathing (in and out).
If you are working, you could aware of your work.
If you are driving, you could aware that your are driving.
If you are in anger, you could aware of your angry mind.
If you are talking to someone, you could aware of listening or speaking.
Whatever you do, you can apply meditation in daily life.
That is meditation.
As a developer,
You need to relax your mind without screen time.
Also, sleeping is not the best way to reset your mind.
Sleeping and meditation are not same. They are a lot of different.
Try to clear your mind with meditation.
Only practical lesson will teach you.
So, just do it.
"To know and not to do is not yet to know"
Let me know your meditation experience in this comment section.
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I also uploaded it on my YouTube Channel with nice editing.
I hope you got some awareness from this article.
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I have also plan to write about my personal experience of meditation in one of my coming articles.
See you in the next article.