Meditation is tuning into your higher self and reaching a deep relaxed state of being. Our energies can become blocked and will leave us feeling un-well, un-balanced and out of touch with our true self.
A simple 10-15 minute meditation can bring clarity in your life and also be as beneficial as several hours of deep sleep.
The brain has two hemispheres which are responsible for different functions. The dominant left side relates to speech, rational thought and logic. The right side is related to our intuition, creativity and emotional responses. Meditating is a way to bring these two sides into a state of pure balance.
Meditations are relaxing, quiet times that allow ones inner self to express themselves without the constraints of the physically imposed life. You begin your meditations very basically and then take the time to immerse your physical self into the meditation. It isn’t about emptying your mind. There is no such thing as an empty mind. There are such things as minds occupied with everyday tasks and minds occupied with matters under consideration.
The meditation process is more about following the thoughts that come to your mind, be they crazy or wild. But in order to follow those random thoughts, the mind needs to be receptive to them, which means it should not be concerned about daily or yearly or lifetime activities.
In other words, a meditation of discovery is like a daydream. The person meditating gains this state of being receptive by producing a waking sleep-like condition where the mind has had the opportunity to examine those thoughts and points that it considers and then at its own pace, dismiss them. Once the mind has done that, it then finds itself free to wander.
The point you need to be concerned about is that when you get to this stage in the meditation, the mind that is use to constant activity will begin to feel as though its wasting time and therefore starts to focus on the importance of quickly emptying itself so the process can continue. At this point, it would be useful to start examining these thoughts; “why is it so important?” or “why is time so precious?” or “why can not you take a moment and connect yourself with thoughts beyond?” In other words, investigate these blocking thoughts that come to your mind.
The first step of meditation is the breath. By closing our eyes and feeling the breath effortlessly move through our body we begin to acknowledge the life that is given to us.
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There are so many meditations out there for you to enjoy trying. Each is a unique experience and if you follow your intuition you will attract the right ones to you.
As you start your meditations, different avenues can be used. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Also, be aware that knowledge comes through learning which may take time. As you develop your talents and abilities, you will find that it is by step after step and not in a giant leap. Enjoy each step for they have things to offer and insights to experience. Feel free to try other meditations and create your own.
You cannot force your mind to become open or blank. The harder you try, the more thoughts are generated trying to convince your mind not to think and that causes more thoughts to suppress those thoughts and a cycle begins. So, the proper procedure would be to sit comfortably and let your thoughts wander. Don’t try to decide a direction or focus, but sense what comes to mind. As you experience this, notice that feelings and thoughts arrive without effort and that a period of openness can also be established. In other words, let your mind wander and then the feelings or thoughts may enter. A mind engaged in exercise is not free to receive.
Sometimes you need to invest time in order to discover answers or questions. In the process, you train your conscious and subconscious to see what you can find. You can also try to slow down the mediation process and achieve greater benefits.