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What is the goal of meditation?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The goal in meditation is to clear your mind of all thoughts. The first step: silence. Even if you use meditation only to sort out headache issues, discipline yourself to squirrel away five minutes of silence a day. To help clear your mind and meditate, pick a simple word (like ohm or Hawaii or supercalifrag—oh, you get the point) and repeat it to yourself over and over. Focusing on the one word helps keep distracting thoughts from seeping into your gray matter.

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