How To Meditate: Keep It Simple
Meditation is one of the most powerful practices that we can incorporate into our lives. It is pretty clear that learning how to meditate can be one of the best things that we can do for ourselves. Practicing meditation can bring about new feelings of excitement, immense clarity in the mind, and a sense of great control within our lives. There aren’t many other rituals that can bring this about.
Learning how to meditate does not mean that you need to spend 8 hours a day sitting in a monastery and reflecting on your life. In fact, you can learn how to meditate so that you can simply do it while laying down in bed before you fall asleep at night. Doesn’t sound good for you? That’s okay because you can learn how to meditate while taking a 5 minute break from your normal work routine. It is all about what feels right and is most efficient for you.
Keeping meditation simple is the key to unlocking the most powerful aspects of the practice.
Why Learn How To Meditate?
I could go on for a long time about the immediate and eventual effects of meditation on the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies; but in keeping it simple, I want to get to the point.
Here are some of the general boosts that you will receive from meditation:
- Identify stressful situations in a new light that will allow you to understand the stress better
- Eliminate negative emotions and thought processes that burden our bodies and mental processes
- Become more aware of the present moment
- Gain better direction with zoning in on your true goals
- Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit
- Reduce anxiety
- Create a general sense of positive emotion in life
If taking only a few minutes a day can provide these great results, you can see why everyone should learn how to meditate.
A Simple Technique
The basis of all meditation that I do starts with simply focusing on the breath. What you do from there is your choice, but this is the most simple way to get started. Generally, focusing on the breath for only 1-2 minutes should generate a general sense of well-being and mental clarity.
Once you find that empty space where it is just you and your breath, the possibilities are endless.
First of all, let’s define the technique that I use so that you can follow along:
- Close your eyes and focus. If you can, close your eyes and start to focus on the room that is surrounding you. Become aware of the smells, air flow, and how your body feels in whatever position it is that you choose to be in during your meditation. This should start to lower your stress level and relax your muscles. You will feel it.
- Focus on your breath. The breath holds the key to unlocking your meditation potential. If you can get to the point to where it is just you and your breath, you will understand why I saw that it is the key to everything else. You will find clarity and can then begin to wander into deeper subject matter after you find that moment of stillness where nothing else is infiltrating your mind. Focus on your breath until you feel vibrant and a general sense of joy. It will happen. The time that it takes can be different for everyone. As you continue to learn how to meditate, the time it takes will become lower because you learn how to let go faster.
- Intention. The final part in my simple meditation technique is to focus on your intention. Before I go into a meditation state, I will choose an intention of what I want to work on for myself. Some topics might include health improvement, goal focus, manifestation, money attraction, awareness of answers to obstacles, etc. The possibilities are endless and I have never once found that meditation did not help me in some way or another. Even if it just helps me to relax my mind, it is worth it.
This is the technique that I use. If you are learning how to meditate, I suggest that you give it a try and see what you think. If it is not for you, then try manipulating the technique and allowing it to serve you better. I understand that you are not the same as me, but you can use this as a general guideline.
Taking It A Step Further
Once you learn how to meditate and can easily focus on your breath, then you will know it is time to deepen your understanding and awareness. There are plenty of other topics and subjects that you can dive into at that point including manifestation, energy healing, chakra balancing, higher self awareness, and more.
I invite you to share your comments, techniques, successes, and more below in the comments section. I wish you luck as you learn how to meditate and let me know if you have any questions!