Getting benefits out of meditation
I want to get the benefits out of the meditation. And at the same time my mind gets distracted. Will there be any possibility?
Or will there be any chance of getting the benefits of meditation, even though there are distractions?
Yes definitely there is a possibility. All the CDs in the Bach Flower Study Centre are tuned in certain brainwaves. Whenever a person goes into a deep meditation, or deep meditative level, the brain produces certain waves called Brainwaves.
When you are in deep meditation you go to Alpha, then Theta and then Delta. Normally our distractive mind is in Beta State.
When you listen to the Meditation CD with a headphone, whatever Alpha waves generated will be imposed on your brain. When those waves are imposed, you will be forced to come out of Beta level and you will be in the silence mode.
In that way, you can silence the rebellious or the resisting mind. That is the only way by which you can do meditation.
The other way is really cumbersome for every time you have to be careful about the mind, because the mind is a great trickster. You think that you will be able to manage it, for when you just say ‘release’, the thought goes off.
You feel happy then. But the happy state itself is another thought – whether it is happiness, sadness, calmness, worry, anger or love, all of them is a thought. Every such thought has to be released.
How various frequencies work
In response to our different mental states, our brain produces certain Brain Waves, which are Electro chemical.
The Electro Encephalograph (EEG) can record our brain wave activities.
Research has discovered a wide range of brain wave frequencies. They are named as Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma waves.
When one is under stress – worry, her/his brain produces Beta waves.
The brain becomes more synchronized, balanced when it produces alpha and theta waves.
The mind comes out of obsessive and survival thinking when the brain waves are in the range of alpha and theta.
In addition, it becomes more open, relaxed, holistic and creative.