Whenever I go jogging, I do not take a radio or any listening device. I like to let my mind wonder and see what I think of either as a new idea, or when I remember something I was supposed to do already. I always thought this was my meditation time, my time to think.
Today while jogging, I realized I accidentally tricked myself into thinking I was meditating. While researching other blog posts for a collection of posts about Compassion, I read a few that talked about meditating. Today my brain finally learned what they said…
I realized, that thinking why jogging is not meditating. Meditation is a process to relax, to empty your mind and focus on a calm experience. Meditation can include a focused thought process about one thing, or a serious study of that one thing. But you can’t be meditating while bouncing around either outside or in a gym with constantly changing scenery that you have to focus on. I heard that if you want to do creative thinking, also called active thinking, you have to be active. Go for a walk or a run to inspire creative thinking.
But to slow down our mind, we have to slow down our body and the input of information around us.