The mind is a busy hive of thoughts, and we are jumping from ideas to emotions to memories for most of our waking hours.
Meditation will allow you to see how much movement takes place in your mind, and how little time you spend in the present moment. It is possible to learn how to watch your thoughts and change them. Meditation is about taking a step back, and observing your thoughts rather than identifying with them. Our 30-Day Meditation Challenge free is a great place for beginners to meditate. As you become more involved in your practice, you’ll learn how to manage your thoughts and ultimately understand yourself.
- Find Your Space – Establish a meditation area. You need somewhere quiet, peaceful, and not overwhelming. You can create a peaceful environment for meditation, and then you can return to that same place to continue your practice.
- Find the Time – Pick a time when you are calm. It is best to get up as soon as possible after getting up.
- Create a routine – Creating a routine by using the same place and time each day will help you to create space. This will allow you to relax more easily in the practice.
- Be comfortable – Your spine should be straight and your chin slightly down. If you feel the need, make sure you have a blanket or wall to support you.
- Keep your lungs open – Deeper your breathing. Relax your body and mind by regulating your breathing. Start with five minutes of deep breathing, then slow it down.
- Don’t Be Attached – Your mind will wander and thoughts will jump in. Let them pass. Don’t attach yourself to their thoughts. Accept them and let them pass. You will feel anxious if you think too much. This can cause you to become restless, making it more difficult to relax.
- Focus – Focusing your attention on one point can help you stay focused. Use an image, or draw your attention to one your chakras or one of your body parts like your heart. Focus on your intention and rest the mind here.
- Observe – You can disconnect from your thoughts. Concentrate on one thing and then watch your mind. Take a look at what you get.
- Meditate – Meditation is when you are in a state where your thoughts are pure. When you are conscious of your mind, you can see the self.
- Create Your Practice – It is possible to start practicing for 10 minutes per day. You will gradually increase your practice and become more still. Meditation in the morning can help you to be more present, aware, and focused throughout the day.
There is a source of wisdom and peace deep within us. It takes a little practice to be able to access this source and all our worries will begin to fade away. It is beautiful to discover our true selves.