How Meditation Can Transform Your Life
Anything New Age has started to really take hold in our
busy driven western society. We are starting to appreciate
what some of these new age concepts can do to really add value
to our lives. People have started to embrace meditation as
a way to create inner peace and reduce stress in their lives.
Everyone from all works of lives are seen touting the benefits
of meditation that they have experienced in their lives. So
how can meditation really transform your life?
The benefit of meditation is that it quiets the mind and redirects
your mind to focus on something else. It's amazing that we
can have up tens of thousands of thoughts a day but many of
which are just the same thoughts we had yesterday. What meditation
can do is quite the mind enough so that your mind can then
focus on the important things to think and listen to. If you
think this is easy try sitting on a comfortable seat and try
not to think about anything. You will be surprised as to how
difficult this actually is and how quickly random useless
thoughts seep into your mind.
The great thing about meditation is that it can seamlessly
mesh into your existing lifestyle. You don't need to some
yoga master in a lotus pose sitting by a river to do meditation.
A wise man once said "Tell me what that is upon which you
most frequently and intensely think, that to which, in your
silent hours, your soul most naturally turns, and I will tell
you to what place of pain or peace you are traveling, and
whether you are growing into the likeness of the divine or
By using meditation you can begin to focus intensely in your
life that which you want for your life. You can in effect
through the power of meditation design the very life that
you want without any limitations. After all the only limitations
we have in our lives are those that we have placed there ourselves.
Meditation can therefore through the power of thought and
focus can actually promote health in your life, abundance,
serenity and peace. You will be able to live with a new found
gratitude and see things differently.
To start embarking onto the habit of meditation all you need
to do is start a routine that you can follow. You don't need
to spend hours sitting still to do meditation. You can set
aside 15 minutes or so each day. Find a comfortable place
away from distractions. You will want to remove your mobile
phone and any other electronic devices. Its only going to
be for 15 mins so I'm sure you can live without them for that
Once you have gotten yourself in a comfortable position whether
sitting down, lying flat on the ground or whatever you choose,
then close your eyes and start to concentrate on your breathing.
Take deep long breaths slowly through your nose and then exhale
through your mouth. You want to take in your breath to a count
of 6 in and then exhale counting to 6. When breathing focus
on your abdomen. Focus on it expanding and contracting. After
a while your breathing will start to slow and you will be
in a meditative state. You can at this time either choose
to focus on whatever comes to you, focus on nothing or even
ponder on a question that may have been on your mind through
You will be surprised at the clarity to which you will be
able to deal with questions and problems once you are in a
meditative state. Why not give it a go yourself and write
down afterwards how you felt and what you thought about. Keep
to a regular routine and make sure you keep a journal account
of your sessions then go back and read them after several
weeks. You might surprise yourself with the revelations you
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