Meditation improves our overall sense of well-being and aids in stress reduction, instilling a sense of calm within that promotes and fosters happiness and clarity.
“The quieter you are, the more you can hear.” -Anonymous Meditation improves our overall sense of well-being and aids in stress reduction, instilling a sense of calm within that promotes and fosters happiness and clarity. The advantages are numerous, and the process of learning meditation is relatively simple. By engaging with our emotional responses, we can develop peace and serenity.
1. MIND IS ALL OVER THE PLACE
This is possibly the most common complaint. “How can I meditate if I can’t quiet my mind?” you wonder. It’s really that simple! The wandering mind is natural because that is how our minds work unless we spend time and energy training them. If your mind starts racing as soon as you sit down to meditate, just go with it. Allow your thoughts to come and go; you do not need to observe and react to them. If the din from the cacophony of thoughts continues to rise instead of falling, repeat the word, TOGETHER! You can also recite the Oponopono prayer, I AM SORRY, THANK YOU, AND I LOVE YOU! This will refocus your attention on the practice of meditation. The goal of meditation is not to suppress or repress thoughts! The key is to transcend the thoughts so that they do not affect your well-being.
2. THE SNOOZIES HIT ME
If you find yourself falling asleep during meditation, don’t worry; this is the body’s natural response to the state of relaxation you’re experiencing. The best way to avoid this is to ensure that you are not exhausted when attempting to meditate. You should also try to sit up for the duration of the practice to avoid being overcome by sloth and sluggishness. It may be best if you do this as early in the morning as possible, when you are full of energy and potential.
3. THE BODY HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN
If you’re new to meditation and trying it for the first time, you might notice that your physical body refuses to sit still for the fifteen or twenty minutes you’ve set aside for it. Your body has developed a mind of its own and is refusing to listen. The main reason for this is agitation. If you find it difficult to discipline and train your body to sit in meditation, try walking meditation or, if you’re feeling brave, try dancing meditation. The walking meditation is fairly simple. Simply walk at your normal pace; it’s best to walk outside because nature is known to calm the agitated mind. Sync your breath with your steps now. While walking, keep your mouth closed and breathe deeply through your nose. Relax any tension in your face and body and continue walking while keeping a calm gaze ahead. After a while, your thoughts will fade and their hold on your emotional states will be released. There is a sense of freedom and euphoria in this state!
4. THE BODY HURTS
This is something we’ve all experienced when attempting to establish a meditation schedule. It’s sometimes the knee, sometimes the back. The body could be hurting for a variety of reasons, or you could simply be tired. As we go through our hectic professional and personal commitments each day, our energy is depleted. It’s understandable, and it’s fixable. Try EMOTIONAL FREQUENCY TAPPING again, which is gentle tapping on the parts of the body that are uneasy. It could also be the result of something as simple as your posture being incorrect. Stretch before you begin the session, and apply cold or hot packs to any painful areas. You can also heat rock salt and wrap it in cotton napkins to use as a bandage on affected areas. Massage with hot mustard oil boiled with garlic to relieve discomfort.
5. WHEN IS THE TIME TO MEDITATE?
You’re already meditating if you’re breathing. So it’s time to become aware of the meditation you’ve been doing since you were born. The breath makes you aware that there is a stillness within you with the power of a black hole waiting to be discovered in order to be unleashed to its full potential. Even though they suck up all matter that comes into contact with them, black holes are the most powerful forces in the universe! You are the same, but you don’t have 15 minutes to establish a practice that can open up infinite possibilities for you? Make time for this practice, even if that means getting up half an hour earlier than usual. This will appear to be a horrible and impossible habit to instill, but once you’ve realized how much happiness and bliss this will bring you in life, you’ll thank yourself for sticking with it.