What Is The Goal Of Meditation: Improve Yourself

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We are highly goal-oriented as humans. It’s in our nature to prefer the destination itself to the process of getting there; to have a clear endpoint in mind. Many people approach meditation the same way… they want to know what the goal is so that they can “win.”

We are here to give you a better understanding of meditation so that you can use it to improve your life.

What Exactly is Meditation?

Many depictions of meditation show a man in his underwear sitting in a dim temple with his legs crossed. But there are actually a lot of different approaches to meditation, and they are all equally valid. Finding the method that is most effective for you and using it consistently enough to reap the benefits is really what is most important.

However, at its core, what is meditation really?

The fundamental idea behind meditation is that it unites the body and the mind. Its goal is to promote greater levels of calmness and peace in the body and mind, which will also assist you in learning how to live more fully in the moment.

Most forms of meditation require four things in common: a calm environment with few to no distractions, a relaxed position (sitting, laying down, etc.), and a steady breathing pattern.), a way to focus your attention, and an open attitude toward the process.

What is the Goal of Meditation?

Having fun during the practice is meditation’s true objective. This can be challenging for those whose daily lives revolve around having a clear end goal in mind.

If there is any other “goal” of meditation, it would be to develop a deeper sense of mindfulness. Even more specifically, mindfulness meditation is a type of meditation that aims to teach you how to accept whatever emotions you may be experiencing at the time.

Furthermore, mindfulness supports you in accepting those thoughts and feelings as they are, without passing judgment on them or trying to make sense of them.

Just keep in mind that mindfulness is the end result of meditation practice.

You can improve your focus, learn to connect better with yourself and others, reduce brain chatter, and lower your stress level by practicing meditation. While those aren’t the “goals” of meditation, they are positive side effects of learning to connect to your body and quiet your mind effectively. On the other hand, mindfulness enables you to discover how you truly feel.

What is the Goal of Meditation: Improve Yourself

5 Reasons to Meditate

Inner Peace and Calmness

Consider what happens if you ignore your housework for an extended period of time. Garbage builds up, dirt and dust gather, and everything is out of place. Now consider your body to be your house. Your body, soul, and mind all accumulate a lot of trash over the course of a single day. It might take the shape of unfavorable feelings, ideas, or energies. This trash can build up to toxic levels if you don’t practice mindful meditation on a regular basis. Stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms can become so severe and interfere with your quality of life if they are not addressed. By bringing about a profound sense of calm and peace of mind, regular meditation can counteract this toxicity. The experience of just doing this is very satisfying.

The Ability to Abide in the Present Moment

People frequently fail to recognize the importance of being present in the moment. You become present-focused through meditation. You’ll probably become more collected and rational as a result. Additionally, your self-awareness will grow, making it simpler for you to acknowledge your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations without necessarily responding to them. As a result, you’ll develop a taste for present-day living.

The likelihood of being overcome by unfavorable, anxious, or stressful thoughts about the past or the future is lower in a mind that is tuned into the present. According to studies, practicing mindfulness meditation changes how the brain is physically wired. Brain regions linked to cognition, happiness, and calmness grow while those linked to anxiety, depression, and poor concentration shrink.

Unlocking the Source of Inspiration

The conscious and subconscious are the two parts of the active mind. Making decisions and actively thinking are functions of the conscious mind. The capacity for long-term memory is low. Instead, each thought is processed separately. It has been suggested that the “conscious mind commands and the subconscious carries out.” Ideas, solutions, and inspiration can come from the subconscious mind. Unlocking inner joy and creativity is a key component of meditation for some practitioners. In addition to teaching the mind to be impervious to distractions, meditation also provides more room for the mind’s inherent creativity to manifest and the tools for the conscious mind to notice it.

Well-being and Fulfilment

Every one of us aspires to live contented, happy lives. Most of us seek happiness from outside factors like relationships, possessions, approval, etc. This may work well when things go our way, but it sets us up for failure because external circumstances are constantly shifting if we rely on them for our happiness. We experience periods of health and then illness. The company packs up and relocates abroad the day after we are named employee of the month. We experience extreme love swings where one day we’re completely in love and the next we’re not.

Our minds are the only real and lasting source of happiness, claims Trinlay Rinpoche, a highly esteemed meditation instructor, and philosopher. We can access the mind’s inner wealth through meditation, removing our reliance on external circumstances for happiness and fulfillment.


Buddhists have held this belief for a very long time: compassion and meditation go hand in hand. There are studies out there now that support this idea. One reason is that practicing mindfulness seems to emphasize our interconnectedness, and understanding our interconnectedness naturally fosters empathy. Although mindfulness meditation […] has recently received attention for its potential to improve brain function and heal the body, many of its most knowledgeable teachers contend that its primary goal involves the soul. The effects of meditation on memory, health, and cognitive abilities were historically regarded by Buddhist sages as secondary benefits, as Trungram Gyalwa, one of our Mind Trainers and a superb teacher in the Tibetan tradition, recently pointed out to me. A form of enlightenment that would result in profound, enduring compassion and subsequent beneficence was the main goal of focusing the mind and increasing attention.

In Conclusion: to Improve Yourself

So what is the purpose of meditation? The journey you take to develop a stronger sense of mindfulness during meditation is the only goal. You’ll be able to unwind and appreciate life more than you might have imagined possible when you can learn to live in the moment and accept anything that comes your way as the transient situation that it is (good or bad).

Arya Wang