- Rebecca Livingston
Wisdom is seeing the world as it really is, objective and detached from our own perceptions. 
In our day-to-day life, we are faced with many situations that test our wisdom. These may be about challenging relationships, complex work situations, or important life decisions. How do we stay calm and wise through these tough times?
I'll tell you what I do - meditate!
Meditation, or samaadhi, is a state of concentration where the mind is most conducive to success. 
Meditation calms your thoughts so you can focus your mind and become steady. This helps to improve your concentration and gives you a sense of objective observation and balanced response, as opposed to provoked reaction.
Furthermore, meditation awakens your dormant inner energy called Kundalini, which benefits you in many ways. The Kundalini energy helps balance your inner energy centres, helps you in distinguishing right from wrong, and makes you feel enabled to face challenging situations.
I felt this in my own personal experience.
I had no idea about meditation and was never serious about anything like that. Growing up in a religious family, I prayed and followed rituals but never explored the concepts of inner wisdom and meditation.
It was only a year ago that I had my self-realisation, discovering inner peace and wisdom. With practising regular meditation, I started to feel less anxious about future worries. That in itself gave my mind more space to fully focus on the present task, leaving me feeling more enthusiastic and energetic to do it. That is what it is to me - being in the present.
Even research suggests that Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners have a better quality of health and wellbeing, with promising effects on anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
There is a lot to gain in your mental and physical health thereby improving your inner wisdom for no cost in meditation! Then why to delay? Why wait, Meditate!
 The Oxford handbook of Buddhist ethics.
The benefits of Sahaja Yoga meditation in the control of attention and emotions. sahajayogascience.org/2020/04/18/the-benefits-of-sahaja-yoga-meditation-in-the-control-of-attention-and-emotions/
Rebecca is a business analyst, living in Auckland, and has been practising Sahaja Yoga meditation for a year.