Meditation is probably the most popular health topic today. It is prescribed not only for peace of mind for also for physical conditions like high blood pressure, stress headaches etc. For we all know that there is direct connection between the state of our mind and our physical health. Even our appearance depends on how we feel. No beauty parlor can bring a sheen or glow to our face that a happy and content mind gives.
Meditation is not just fixing your mind/eyes on a particular object. it is not a passive renunciation of all activities - but it is actively controlling your mind and focusing on a particular deity that you want to immulate. Meditation starts with the journey of mind from daily activities, thoughts to more specific goals.
Meditation is an active process of cleansing one's alert and inactive mind that collects various impressions throughout the day, that form our character and moods. Once the mind is trained to accept only what is good, meditation becomes a part of life.