Being still is a great way of aligning oneself with
the deeper rhythms of the universe and
practice is a fantastic tool to
help accomplish this. When one meditates one goes
into a deeper state where by their energy merges
with higher consciousness or deeper aspects of
Stilling the mind through focusing on the
breath, numbers, observing thoughts or other simple activities
is a great way to start to learn how to merge into the deeper
aspect of consciousness. Mediation practice can be done with
eyes open or closed. Mediation is not simply about sitting
still for 15 minutes though, it is about experiencing the
depths, joys and rhythms of the universe. Becoming one with
ourselves and life is not only a birthright but a way to
greatly improve our lives.
Mediation also helps to clear the mind because
the practice of calming the mind in mediation flows on to the
everyday. Meditation practice will help one to become clearer,
calmer and more relaxed. One will also become stronger
emotionally and mentally. So the effects are not solely
experienced while one is meditating they have an effect on our
mind and life outside of meditation.
For example, meditation is great for the relief
of stress, ultimately with years of practice and awareness it
is possible not to feel stress at all for stress is essentially
created by the mind. Without a mind that is jumping all over
the place a sense of peace pervades our consciousness and
learning to rest in that peace is one of the greatest gifts we
can give ourselves.
With an overactive mind that is busied by
thoughts regarding the everyday we often have trouble seeing
the perfection in the day and the beauty in the moment. Being
in the moment is the one of the greatest experiences this life
has to offer. Meditation will help one merge into the now
because without such a busy and active mind that often seems to
want to project into the future or the past, we can concentrate
on what is in front of us. This will lead us into a greater
experience of that moment and ultimately into the great depths
waiting to be discovered right in front of us.
Joining a meditation class can be a good way to
get a mediation routine established. This is because the joint
energy of a group meditation session can make it easier to slip
into a meditative state and indeed the simple act of attending
a class on at least a weekly basis will help one get into the
groove of a mediation practice.
In terms of how much to meditate it is
generally a relative decision. It is usually recommend that
people should seek to meditate 15-20 minutes per day. However
simply sitting there waiting for the time to pass will not
provide much benefit to the individual.
It is important to perhaps observe thought
during the beginning stages of a meditation routine if the mind
and body don't seem to settle into it. Then at least one can
begin to see that the mind is constantly active and some of the
thoughts that it seems to create come from nowhere. Yet we
often base our feelings and decisions on these thoughts.
Getting some insight into the activities of the mind is perhaps
a good way to focus at the beginning should one simply be
waiting for the 15-20min to be up.
Eventually a good meditation practice will
essentially lead one deeper into their self. If one is able to
sit down and experience the deeper parts of themselves and the
universe that they have trouble accessing through the everyday
then this is a good practice. Over time the depths and feelings
of calm increase allowing the individual to go even deeper.
Do not concern yourself with having experiences
that match up to what may be described in texts as each
spiritual discipline that practices meditation has different
way to meditate and some even describe distinct stages that can
be reached. Find your own rhythm and depth and keep on going
deeper into yourself and expanding your awareness of who you
In order to get the most out of your meditation
practice you must enjoy what you do for when you enjoy
something the mind does not get in the way of the activity.
Enjoying it will help you go so deep that you may begin to lose
a sense of who you are and find that you are one and all is
one. That type of feeling is well worth the discipline of
establishing a meditation routine.
Finally, it is important that those seeking to
do psychic work to have a strong meditation routine. For those
seeking to develop psychically, meditation is a very important
tool that allows for greater contact to be made with different
aspects of consciousness around us. A still mind and emotions
allows to greater connect with source and indeed allow
information to come to us through our senses.
By: Stuart Bates
Stuart's main interests lie in the field of
meditation and the
intuitive/psychic realm. He has connection with his guides
channeling, this is a stream of information from which he
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