It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.
_ Swami Vivekananda (via silver-blonde)
How meditation improves your judgment
Meditation can improve many aspects of your life, there is no wonder why it keeps gaining popularity. Judgment is one of those aspects, and can be perfected in many different ways, including judgment of people’s character and judgments regarding decision making.
Meditation allows you to release the negativity within yourself, all that does not feel good and therefore all that affects you personally, melting all that takes it toll both mentally and physically. When your mind is not free and clear it is hard to concentrate, your judgment then becomes skewed. Meditation is really about finding your inner self, freeing your mind – releasing all the years of layered negative dysfunctions you have stored inside you. When you free yourself you become more aware of those around you.
Not having much to worry about lets you become more attuned to others and their feelings – your mind will be free and thinking clearly, allowing accurate judgment. When choosing the right course of action in anything, meditation instills the proper framework for making the right decision. You will be able to only think about the facts of the matter and not have other thoughts creeping into your head, clouding your judgment.
When judging others, or trying to read their character, it can be very easy to be negative. If you don’t agree with something they said or did it is easy to look down on them – unless you regularly practice meditation. Meditation helps you have a better understanding of yourself; when we understand ourselves better it is much easier to understand others.
Meditation gives you inner peace, creating happiness within creates positive effects on everything. It will give you a better understanding of what others are going through, seeing that they don’t deserve to be judged negatively. The meditator’s mind knows that there could be many circumstances in their lives that lead them to where they are. Experienced meditators remember that their views and decisions were not so clear once upon a time. Before meditation, you weren’t able to think clearly and only focus on the positive.
The journey is the reward.
_ Steve Jobs
Effects of meditation on attention
"The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will… An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.
- William James, The principles of Psychology