Relax, take it easy, get some rest, they’ll say. As meditation practitioners, we can certainly do something much better and specific than that.

We feel tired because our attention within us is tired, and we cannot cope and take it anymore. Ever notice how you feel tired or lacking motivation even when you haven’t exerted yourself physically or mentally?

When we keep our attention fresh, recharged, and raring to go, we can cope with nearly any level of physical or mental exertion.

The secret to having lots of energy is to work on our attention, cleanse it, and recharge it frequently.

Let’s examine how meditation can help with this.

Our attention moves through various states of consciousness. 

Deep sleep, waking, and fully awake are the three most common states of consciousness we experience daily. Sleep is essential for our attention to function correctly.

But spiritual meditation can help raise our attention to a new and more powerful realm.

How our attention is recharged in the state of meditation 

The rising Kundalini energy lifts our attention to a higher spiritual realm, the state of meditation, where we experience the absence of thoughts and, hence, complete inner silence. Since all our mental and emotional stress comes from the thoughts in our attention, emptying our attention of thoughts gives our attention much-needed relief.

Simultaneously, in this state of meditation, our connection to the power of the universe causes our subtle energy channels and chakras to be energized. This replenishes the vital energy within our subtle energy system, removing our tiredness.

Additional ways to recharge our attention 

Collective Meditation 

Whatever benefits individual meditation can provide increases when we participate in group meditation. Many Sahaja practitioners rely on collective meditation to overcome the deep-rooted problems and causes of stress that they cannot solve through their meditation at home.

Attention cleansing and preventing negative influencers

Several thoughts or external triggers constantly bombard our attention while we’re awake. Not all of it is positive or beneficial to us. One of the biggest subtle reasons people get stressed out and tired is because they seek all types of content randomly and without discretion. Many consume what’s thrown at them.

As meditators, we need to preserve our attention carefully. The attentional control developed through meditation is an excellent way to restrict and filter out messages, sources of information, and people who can pollute our attention. It is much harder to cleanse and recover from exhausted attention than to avoid negative influences in the first place, though that’s easier said than done.

Our world is filled with powerful advertisements, speakers, influencers, and other attention-grabbing elements that compete for our attention daily. Focused attentional control can make our lives a whole lot better and less stressful.

Clearing our Agnya and Mooladhara chakras during meditation cleanses our attention, and this clearing is more potent than any cognitive technique.

Enriching our attention

While preventing adverse effects on our attention is important, an excellent way to overcome fatigue or not even experience it is to fill our attention with captivating, positive experiences. Anything that holds our attention and that we can watch in a detached manner can significantly help. Detachment is essential for ensuring we don’t get too involved that it takes too much of our time.

When we constantly seek avenues that help make our attention subtler, we replace our mundane thoughts with those that help enrich our lives. Developing a rich and intense sense of appreciation—finding those few things that awe us and something that we can passionately indulge in—has a positive impact on our health and psyche.

Great works of art, books, and movies fall into this category. Having a good sense of humor can be a great way to refresh and recharge our attention.

Spiritual tenets for clearing our attention

Forgiveness and moving on are the most powerful tenets for freeing up our attention, especially since we may have been carrying the residual effects of unforgiveness from our past for a very long time. To the extent that carrying them is self-inflicted because we cannot forgive someone or something, meditation can help us by making forgiving much easier. This happens when we develop detachment and realize we have other higher purposes.

Spiritual meditation and the improvement of the Mooladhara chakra have a very powerful impact on our innocence. Several anecdotal experiences of Sahaja practitioners show that they experienced a clearing of their attention of many of the complicated and harmful thoughts inside them, and their attention turned into childlike innocence. This was also very liberating and powerful for them. Imagine living our lives in the same mental state as when we were children, without any complications or worries that we have today. It’s possible through regular meditation and has a powerful impact on freeing up our time and stress.

Another liberating aspect of meditation is the feeling of detachment and contentment in our lives. If we do not have the urges for excessive materialistic possessions or pursuits, our lives and attention can be greatly simplified today. Consequently, our lives and attention are far less cluttered and tired.

How to never feel tired ever again

The secret lies in keeping our attention free of unnecessary and excessive attachments. We can never feel bored or tired when we enjoy every moment of our lives and feel rich and fulfilled. Meditation is essential to working on our attention so that it can help us achieve this state.