Updated: Mar 23
These days everyone emphasizing to do meditation and yoga but no one recognizing the significance of contemplation. In this article, you will come to know about the contemplation and everything you need to know about this.
Contemplation is considered as one of the spiritual practice to bring you in to a state of oneness. Traditionally there are three kinds of spiritual practices designed to make you experience the state of oneness. [source: higherselfguides]
Meditation allows you to deepen your awareness.
Concentration focuses on your attention
Contemplation invites insights
In most forms of the meditations the objective is to clear the thoughts from your mind while in contemplation you do practice of focusing your awareness on the thoughts, not just a random thought but a specific thought in a powerful way. This sounds interesting right.
Now you might be endeavoring to know the significance of contemplation which creates enthusiasm and purpose to practice it for your own well being and glory.
Have you ever experienced the awesomeness of contemplation. If you haven't done means you are always occupying your time with some mess and never practiced solitude. Let's dive in to our main topic CONTEMPLATION
WHAT IS CONTEMPLATION ?
Contemplation means having a deep and profound way of consideration of specific thought for a certain period of time in a quiet environment under your solitude which allows you to tap in to deep reflection of your inner self through integration of Body, Mind & Soul. This eventually lead you to meet your most deepest authentic version of your higher self and you can call that part of you from where you can discover the greater truths about the life and every aspect of it.
SIGNIFICANCE OF CONTEMPLATION
Generally it's a natural inclination of humans to know the importance , reasons & personal benefits behind pursuing anything. Here the rationale which will convince you to practice the contemplation are :
Contemplation serves you to tap the intuition levels inside you which helps in making a decisions damn suitable to you.
Contemplation facilitates to perceive your problems in a more effective way by integrating your mind and soul in order to come up with a strong practical solution that works for you exclusively
When you are contemplating, your mind becomes more receptive and can come up with new ideas, insights, and great thoughts.
It acts as antenna signals in bringing you the creativity and equips more clarity you needed for the life.
Through contemplation you gonna feel amazing from the deep inside of you cause here you are approaching your higher self to find the answer to your problems.
HOW TO PRACTICE CONTEMPLATION ?
Generally there are two situations under which contemplation can be practised.
Situation 1 : Naturally guided by the soul.
Situation 2 : When you deliberately wish to practice.
There were moments where you was guided by the soul , those moments are considered to be the best , very valuable and noteworthy to follow immediately to seize the moment with great enthusiasm and energy levels. These moments will be experienced by you when you are in a state of being solitude and have a tendency of following thoughtful mind integrated by your soul.
When compared to situation-1, your deliberate wish to practice contemplation is not much effective but still it can work for you. The efficiency will come from iterative process of daily practice.
Coming to the main theme, now before you starting to contemplate, pick up a specific thought you wish and take a three deep breaths and start posing a deep questions relating to that thought until you satisfied with the insights. Don't deviate yourself in the process of contemplation. Through this process gradually you will be exposed to some new perspectives and perception which facilitates you to think uniquely.
Here are the some of the questions you can ask to yourself are :
WHO AM I
WHAT IS MY PURPOSE OF LIFE
WHERE I WANT TO BE
WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE
WHY I WAS SUFFERING
WHAT MAKES THIS LIFE TO BE COMPLETE
WHAT ADVENTURES I MUST HAVE EXPERIENCED
WHAT ARE MY CRAZIEST FANTASIES TO BE ENCOUNTERED.
WHAT IS MY SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS WORLD
WHY I WASN'T DOING WHAT I INTENDED TO DO
The above are just a glimpse of examples , you can ask n number of questions.
The factors for facilitating a effective contemplation are :
UNWEAVERING FOCUS ON THOUGHT
When you about to end your contemplation, don't forget to journalize the insights that you had generated from within and under your perception.
Contemplation can definitely do it's fantastic job of seeking & generating right damn insights for yourself through deep thoughtful and own reflection of your inner self. So contemplation has done the job on its part now the real crux lies in implementing & taking massive actions of those insights that works for you powerfully.
Contemplation makes you feel powerful and confident because you will be very clear about where you are heading towards in your journey
I want to end this by saying few words,
The Evolution of new version of yourself starts with the end of contemplation of who you are !