Still the Mind
In the still mind the Self reveals itself. From the depth of meditation, a person draws the joy and peace of complete fulfillment.
Bhagavad Gita 6:20
Why would we want to meditate? Why make the effort to sit quietly each day? Most of us would welcome peace and joy in life especially when we experience life challenges. The practice of meditation quiets down the myriad thoughts that are always racing around our mind. Our mind becomes like a still, calm lake that then can reflect the inner knowing, the inner peace that is at our core, always. We become more able to control our thoughts, rather than letting them control us. We are more able to discern the right thing to do. We are more able to "keep our cool". We are more able to see the beauty in life. That is the joy.