I only recently discovered this marvelous activity, but it has completely reversed the negative trend my life had been taking up to that point. My mind was wracked with anxiety, and it was reaching its breaking point with exhaustion. I didn't know how long my mental stability could hold out against my devastatingly negative attitude
Out of pure desperation I looked on the Internet for the techniques of meditation. At that moment I wasn't expecting much. I was skeptical to say the least because, first of all, I didn't buy into the religious aspect, and second, I had lost all faith in my own ability to save myself. My self-esteem was at an all-time-low; identity gone; in this sense I had lost touch with my own humanity
But even after the first session I felt incredible. I wouldn't say I had a religious experience, but there is definitely a spirituality about it that cannot be denied. In the silence; with nerves calmed; mind blank; the mind begins to induce a sort of high. After I felt relaxed, I began the contemplation. Thoughts have more depth; imagination is more potent; and like I said, in terms of spirituality, you feel a connectedness with your body and nature. I won't go into everything but all I can say is that meditation, for me, has been life-changing.
I am still stunned at how effective it has been. I have gained a whole new level of respect for the raw power that the human mind can generate under the right conditions. In reality the hopeless situations that most of us find ourselves in is a complete fabrication of our mind, and it can be reversed. Even the darkest moods that we find ourselves is nothing but the product of the the impurities that we sow. They can be washed away like any bath.
It's very difficult to explain how a person changes under this type of thing. But all I know is that I now have self-confidence (something I haven't felt for probably a decade), I have developed a strong conscience, and I have a deep appreciation for life and the power of the human spirit. Also, it really helps with my ADHD, my mind is completely lucid and I am relaxed for the rest of the day.
Sorry for the long read, but if I can convince even one person to try it, then mission accomplished. I highly recommend it