The definition of the word ‘meditation’ in Wikipedia explains as such:
‘Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.’
There are many forms of Meditation, namely: Mindfulness Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Meditation), Chakra Meditation, OM Meditation, and many more. The goal of Meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss.
In the Tibetian Buddhist tradition, the word ‘Meditation’ means becoming familiar with the state of resting in the primordial uncontrived nature, through being spontaneously, naturally, constantly mindful. It means getting used to leaving the state of awareness alone, divested of all distractions, and clinging.
Meditation is a skill. Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill. Think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable.