WELLNESS AT WORK & RESILIENCE AT WORK: MEDITATION PART TWOPosted 5 months ago
Meditation – The history behind the technique.
Meditation has a long and rich history, with evidence of its practice dating back thousands of years. The exact origin of meditation is difficult to pinpoint, as it has been practiced in various forms by different cultures and civilizations throughout history. However, some of the earliest known references to meditation can be found in Hindu scriptures, such as the Vedas and Upanishads, which date back to around 1500 BCE.
Meditation was also an important part of ancient Chinese culture and was practiced by Taoist and Buddhist scholars as a means of cultivating inner peace, wisdom, and spiritual growth. In Buddhism, meditation was used as a tool for achieving enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of rebirth.
In the Western world, meditation was first introduced in the late 19th century and was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the counterculture movement. Today, meditation is widely recognized as an effective tool for reducing stress, improving mental health, and promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.
Given its long, rich history, with use in ancient Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist cultures , is it something we could consider as part of our daily working lives?