Meditation is a recognised component of many religions, and has been practiced for centuries. Varied meditative disciplines include a wide range of spiritual and psychophysical practices that emphasize different goals such as increasing focus, creativity or self-awareness, relaxation and tranquility.
Meditation is a three step process that leads to a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity, and bliss. They are:
1. Normal Mind
2. Concentrating Mind
3. Meditating Mind
Meditation involves the exercise of psychological discipline in order to transcend from the automatic, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or consciousness, which entails focusing on one single point of reference.