Meditation, the form of focusing the mind in order to better yourself or to simply make amends is recommended by many mental health specialists. There isn’t anything physically happening when you meditate but it can help organize your life in order to reduce stress and obtain peace. Meditation can also be a quick process done on a daily schedule or it can be done for longer periods of time less frequently. Depending on what you are trying to achieve you will be able to find the right mode of meditation and the right techniques as well.
In general meditation is used to bring out the best of your mind. By focusing on a certain emotion you can eventually generate a blissful attitude. This attitude can not only make you happier but it can also improve general productivity and your relationship with others. Depending on the technique used it can involve the repetition of a certain mantra over and over to truly understand the meaning. The culmination of all of these thoughts and actions will result in true self-awareness that can be used to better understand the world as you see it. The “third eye” effect is seeing things differently than how you had before and being better off because of it.
While meditation has historically been seen as a religious practice it has become more mainstream with spirituality. In prehistoric times many chants and meditation practices were used in order to please their Gods or whatever they saw fit. These meditation techniques still exist but there are is much more variety. Spirituality is very into the art of finding yourself and thus meditation. Now, these practices differ so much that it is tough to call them the same thing but it is how it is. By searching through these different techniques you can find the one that will help you the most. If you are already religious you may look into meditation techniques that are acquainted with your religion. If you are not then there are many simple spiritual meditation techniques available that can make a difference. Give it a shot, the self awareness that meditation causes will give you insight to things that weren’t visible beforehand.