The other day I had the opportunity to connect with someone about meditation. My social media friend had not been introduced to meditation; oftentimes I talk with others about meditation as I have found it very helpful to me on my healing journey, especially with a mantra of health. I forget sometimes that there are many who have not been introduced to meditation and who do not know how to meditate.
There is so much information on meditation that it is easy to become overwhelmed, many different types of meditation from different sources, not to mention types of meditation that are geared to deepen one’s meditation. So where is one to start if they would like to meditate? And how do they clear their mind and release the stresses in their everyday lives? Since there are so many different types of meditation, it is important to find a type of meditation practice that works well for you. It is also a good idea to switch meditations so that you continue to enjoy the process.
In the beginning, it is a good idea to start with 4-5 minutes daily, or twice daily, in the morning and again in the evening before retiring for the day. I was raised Catholic, so I was concerned about the possibility of attracting a negative energy being during my meditation. So when I meditate, I take a moment to surround myself in white light and invite the saints and the angelic realm into my life. I also often light a tea light when I meditate. You do not have to do these things; they are simple things you can do if you have a concern about attracting negative energy beings into your life. I also sometimes take a few minutes to read something that is inspirational or feeds my spirit before meditation and take a few minutes when I have time to journal what comes up for me during that time.
A very simple meditation is to sit in a comfortable chair, with your feet on the floor, with your back straight and your hands clasped in your lap, breathing slowly with deep breaths. (It is a good idea to be more structured in the beginning.) You might find soft meditative music in the background to be helpful, at least in the beginning of a meditation practice. Click here for meditative music that I found online that is nice for a short meditation.
There are many benefits to meditation and it is helpful for inner peace, soothing to the spirit, and overall health, including reducing stress, anxiety and depression. There are many different techniques; however, I prefer silence and just being in a meditative state and always choose a mantra, or focal point, such as health, or whatever it is that I feel I need in my life at that time. The beauty of a mantra is that it helps you be focused, so every time your mind drifts to different thoughts, you can bring yourself back into focus by focusing on your mantra. The other wonderful thing about a mantra is that when you focus on a mantra, it will help you attract that which you need into your life.
Once you are in a habit of meditation, you will enjoy it and the inner peace that it provides, the healing that it provides and you will not want to miss your meditation routine. When you meditate on a regular basis, it aligns you with God, the source of all that is and you will feel the bliss that you desire in your life. You will also find that you will be able to go into a state of meditation with ease and quickly, once you get into a routine. And while there are many different types of meditation, there is no wrong way to meditate. Practice and consistency in a routine are all that is needed to meditate successfully.
When I meditate consistently, I find that I have inner peace, no matter what is going on in my life and my thoughts are not racing about in my mind. It is when I find myself too busy and do not meditate, that my mind returns to one with racing thoughts. So for this reason, one of my daily rituals and disciplines is meditation, which I rarely miss.
Research has proven that even 5 minutes daily is beneficial, which is wonderful news for those of us with busy lifestyles. It is not necessary to meditate for hours. A little quiet time in the morning and evening is all you need to help you feel more peaceful and will make much difference in the way you feel.
Good luck on your meditation practice and good night!
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