Why should we meditate? I know, we see this a lot these days! I used to have a hard time meditating too. 🙂
I hear so often, “I can’t , my mind won’t shut off..”
A common misconception about meditation is that you have to sit a certain way or do something in particular to achieve the various benefits that it can provide. All you have to do is place yourself in a position that is most comfortable to you. It could be sitting crosslegged, lying down in a bed, sitting on a couch etc, it’s your choice. That being said, I do not doubt that sitting in a certain position allows energy to flow more freely through you body, but above all (in my opinion) comfort is of utmost importance.
It’s not about trying to empty your mind, and as the first study cited in this article states, it’s about the “non-judgmental awareness of sensations, feelings and state of mind.” Let the thoughts, feelings and emotions that pop up present themselves, don’t judge them, and let them pass. Make peace with whatever you are experiencing.
I also believe that meditation is a state of being/mind. One can be engaged in meditation while they are on a walk, for example, or the time they have right before they sleep. Throughout the day, one can resist judging their thoughts, letting them flow until they are no more, or just be in a constant state of peace and self awareness. Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one way to meditate.
Even if we do it for five minutes a day at first, it will help. Just concentrate on breathing, in and out whenever your thoughts wander, breath, or say ‘om’ or ‘Love’ or whatever you feel comfortable with! Let the thoughts, come, notice them, let them go, without judgement. When your thoughts wander, that is ok, just clear and breath again. Remember its YOUR experience. This will help calm your nervous system, get in tune to your inner and higher self, even tune into your guides and angels with lots of practice. It will help with feeling peaceful, decrease heart rate, blood pressure and so much more! Its worth it!
If your thoughts wander, don’t beat yourself up, just breath, notice them, let them go and go back clearing your thoughts and concentrating on breathing or think of nothing, as quick as you notice it. But again, if you notice them, then let it go…
Please try it. Go to your favorite place or in your own space where you won’t be bothered. :-0) Play your favorite relaxing music. There are even meditation video’s on you tube. There are some that will walk you through meditation. You can even put a timer on your phone. Work up to 20 minutes a day if you can. <3
Love & Light,
Rita Rooks, Reiki Master & Natural Energy Healer