How does meditation help thinkers?

In the pursuit of physical and mental fitness, understanding the relationship between exercise and muscle growth, as well as the benefits of meditation on neuronal connections, offers valuable insights into optimizing our overall well-being.

Dr. Chodisetti

6/25/20232 min read

Distinguishing between thoughts and active thinking is crucial. During meditation, the goal is to avoid both thoughts, which are recollections of past experiences that can generate excitement or fears, and active thinking. Thoughts and active thinking can disrupt the peace of mind. However, active thinking itself is a valuable process that generates knowledge. In our daily lives, we engage in active thinking while performing tasks like cooking, shaving, or taking a bath. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember or document this knowledge due to reasons such as lack of interest, time constraints, or insufficient skills for documentation. For those who desire to retain and document the knowledge generated through active thinking, meditation can be beneficial. It helps bring organization to the mind, facilitating a more structured and efficient approach to active thinking and enhancing the potential for remembering and documenting valuable insights.

When you go to the gym, it's not during the actual workout that your muscles split. The one or two hours of exercise you dedicate to your muscles serve as a signal to your brain, indicating the need to enhance muscle mass to handle similar weights in the future. Your brain then takes charge of muscle splitting by accumulating necessary nutrition. Similarly, to foster more neuronal connections, engaging in meditation becomes essential. By pausing all thoughts and active thinking processes, meditation provides a respite to the brain from the heat generated by constant mental activity. This relaxation aids in improving neuronal connections, preparing the brain for subsequent sessions of active and quality thinking. Consequently, adept meditators maintain a resonance between active thinking and meditative states, enabling them to accumulate and generate vast amounts of knowledge.

In my personal experience, I have been practicing meditation for over 20 years, alongside my academic pursuits in various subjects like biochemistry, cell biology, and many others. Surprisingly, the knowledge I acquired through formal studies and research accounts for only a small fraction, around 1%, of what I have gained through active thinking over the years. I'm grateful that I embraced the habit of meditation as it not only relaxed my brain but also brought a sense of calm to my mind and increased the frequency of experiencing happiness.

I strongly recommend meditation to fellow writers and anyone involved in active thinking, including leaders, strategists, and other professionals. The benefits of meditation extend beyond relaxation; it can enhance cognitive abilities and overall well-being. Regardless of the vast knowledge I accumulated through active thinking, true realizations often occurred during moments of meditation, even as far back as my undergraduate studies in India.

In simpler terms, meditation has been a valuable tool in my life, allowing me to tap into deeper insights and experiences beyond what traditional learning alone can provide. I encourage everyone, especially those engaged in active thinking, to explore the practice of meditation and witness its positive effects firsthand.

After publishing my book, titled "My 103 Inspiring Quotes for Young Aspirants," I noticed a recurring theme centered around the concept of "knowledge" and "Meditation". Throughout the book, I delved into various perspectives on its utilization, origins, and methods for preservation. The book is currently available at Amazon stores.