When I was told in a webinar that Meditation could solve all my problems. I got to admit I was very skeptical.
I was against all this new age thinking, and I always thought that you had to be in the lotus position or some other type of awkward position to do meditation, it really held a mystique for me.
I thought MedItation was something the Beatles, and the Maharishi did, right!
I couldn’t imagine myself doing it.
During this time in my life, I was in a very agitated state and thought this will never work for me and for a short while it didn’t but I persevered.
Eventually, it did change things for me, I went from being a depressed, anxious, aggressive drunken man to the fun-loving adult I used to be when I was younger.
Because it has had such an impact on my life I decided that I wanted to help others and pay back to the world so here is my very simple
Beginners Guide To Meditation
So how do you go about it?
Well, I invite you now to clear your mind and keep it clear for just 15 seconds, and when I say keep it clear I mean you think of nothing.
Did you manage to do it?
Congratulations you have just meditated it wasn’t hard to do, was it?
You see Meditation is easy to do and its good for you too.
I am definitely proof of that.
I couldn’t hold more than 5 seconds during my first few attempts, I was constantly on edge, like a cat on a hot tin roof, and I couldn’t stay still for a second.
Meditation, as you will discover, can be both relaxing and fun I always thought it was the pursuit of musicians or lazy people who didn’t want to work, but just sit there all day in that funny position with their legs crossed, arms out, and their fingers pointing upwards with the thumb touching the tip of another finger.
But I was so wrong, now I meditate every day and every night.
As a result, I am healthier calmer and a much more focused person
Many top business people and celebrities from the world of sport, from the world of Television, Film, and Theatre, rely on meditation because they can guarantee that they can unwind from the stresses of a very busy sometimes even chaotic lifestyle using various methods of meditation
The beginner’s guide to Meditation is very simple and its easy to implement
1. Make time
Just set aside a little period of time for yourself, to do it.
You could be anywhere so long as you have a relatively quiet place to meditate. It could be in the garden, in the bathroom, living room, in your car, on a bus, even on a plane.
There are many types of meditation you can do, and some can be downloaded and played on audio devices, The audio can contain specially written music for meditation, nature sounds like running water, thunder, wind, rain, and fire, or you can have a guided meditation by a softly spoken guide. Who will instruct you to do breathing exercises, and get you to start thinking certain things that will eventually get you very relaxed and become immersed in the meditation?
Very often the instructor is accompanied by music which helps to calm you too. Sometimes frequency tones and what they call beats are added to the music which matches the brainwave frequencies this again helps the body and mind to get into a rhythm.
You can listen to them using headphones, the latest of which can block out background noise. Some are also designed to be played through audio speakers too.
2 Be kind to yourself
You know, we always put too much expectation on our actions. When we fail to live up to our standards we can be very hard on ourselves. So having tried the 15 seconds exercise you could try 30 seconds, then maybe try one 1 minute, then 3, 5, 10 minutes and so on.
You don’t need scented candles, burning incense, essential oils. special mats or even Tibetan sound bowls, although they have been known to enhance the experience especially when you know how to use them. But for now, your just getting started.
3 Decide what works best for you.
Do you want guided, or unguided meditation? With added tones, or beats ? Would you prefer music, or nature sounds? a particular favorite of mine.
How would you like to perform the meditation sitting or lying down?
Don’t worry if you fall asleep, because you can easily nod off when you become so relaxed. However, your subconscious mind is still absorbing the information.
As you begin to understand your needs you will come to know what works for you, and like me, you will grow to love meditation.
It’s important to mention do not do this while driving or operating machinery.