For me, meditation is being able to sit comfortably, with eyes closed, without trying anything to achieve or let go. Just sit silently, without any projection of thoughts. For me, meditation is the tool to hope to reach to a mental state where not even single thought exist.
So far, I haven’t reached to such a stage in meditation where I have felt thoughtless. Yes, the amount of thoughts do decrease, but still mind remains occupied with some thoughts.
I was giving a thought to what sort of thoughts do float during meditation? And I came across this categorization. In my experience, thoughts that do come during meditation is nothing but compilation of unfulfilled desires & dreams. These thoughts are the imaginations consisting of events that I wish to achieve. The two categories that I felt in my thoughts are:
1. Unfulfilled material desires: All the material possessions that I aspire to occupy in my life books a place as thoughts during meditation. Material things like a new car, a world tour etc. are projected during meditation, which actually disturbs the state of it.
2. Status I wish to hold: We often see dreams during sleep of having been a hero and saving the world. For that matter, sometimes ‘world’ is replaced with neighbourhood, city, state or sometimes someone special. So the images of such heroic incidents full of fantasy keep floating during mediation. Sometimes, being a spiritual hero too become a part of thoughts during mediation, i.e. I have attained the enlightenment and have become a super yogi!
Do you meditate? Would you like to share your experience of meditation?