Written by Srinidhi Gadiyaram
World Peace Meditation Day is observed on December 31 each year. The holiday is recognized on the last day of the year with the intention of starting a new year with peace among all people. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to accept the past year in peace and welcome the new year in harmony.
Our planet needs more peace in order to be a better place to live. As it is said, if you are at peace with yourself, it will be easier to build harmonious connections with others around you. Let's begin the new year in harmony as we begin the new day with a tranquil heart and mind.
On World Peace Meditation Day, you might meditate to become more alert by concentrating on things like self-control and personal development. On this day, spend some time relaxing and meditating without being distracted by anything outside. If you can locate your meditation spot, you can find peace at home.
So what are some benefits to meditation and your mental health?
Developing stress management techniques and self-awareness
Increases creativity and imagination
Lowering the heart rate at rest
Maintaining the blood pressure at rest
Enhances the caliber of sleep
Gaining fresh insight into difficult circumstances
There are also many different types of meditation. Here are 2 of them:
1. Visualization Meditation
Tibetan visualization meditations are typically particular religious activities. In visualization meditation, it involves recalling an image that elicits a specific emotion or characteristic. We can easily close our eyes and visualize any visualization that calls to us, whether it be an open sky, a familiar scene, a lovely alpine lake, etc. We envision our thoughts and feelings as being like leaves on a creek that the current gently sweeps downstream in one well-known mindfulness exercise. This is claimed to give meditators a sense of tranquility and remoteness from unwanted mental activity.
2. Mindfulness Meditation
In mindfulness meditation, you have to acknowledge your consciousness and the conscious mind; you have to be aware of yourself, your surroundings, and everything in between. When your mind starts to drift, simply acknowledge it without passing judgment and return your focus to your breathing. It has been demonstrated that practicing mindfulness lowers anxiety, tension, and sadness. Additionally, this method promotes resilience, a valuable trait that enables you to deal with hardships while maintaining your patience.
There are many ways to engage in proper and consistently successful meditation that both helps your mental health and allows you to connect with yourself and others as well as other cultures, proving it to be a universal way of finding peace.