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Guided Meditation - a guide to meditation


Meditation has been in use form the beginning of time, people have always sought inner quiet and physical relaxation, whether for reasons connected with the spirit, self realization or health. You do not have to be a physical contortionist to achieve and enjoy the benefits of meditation at both physical and mental levels.

Some of the Guidelines for Meditation are as follows:

  1. Don't worry about doing the things right. There are many possibilities and no fixed criterion for determining which technique of meditation is right. There are, however, a few things to avoid. They are:
    • Avoid trying to force something to happen.
    • Avoid over-analyzing the meditation and drifting with it.
    • Avoid trying to make your mind blank.
    • You should avoid thinking on doing things right.
  2. Do not meditate on a completely empty stomach. If you're hungry, have a little something to eat before meditating.
  3. Find a quiet, comfortable place to meditate. You can sit in a comfortable chair, on the bed, on the floor, anywhere that's comfortable.
  4. Avoid noisy place and potential distractions as possible. Don't worry about those things that you can not control.
  5. While meditating sit comfortable, keeping your spine reasonably straight. This allows the spiritual energy to flow freely up the spine. Leaning against a chair back, a wall, headboard, etc. is perfectly all right. If, for physical reasons, you can't sit up, lay flat on your back.
  6. Lay your hands in any position that is comfortable.
  7. Feel free to take assistance from an expert in meditation. This can be quite helpful, but is not absolutely necessary.

Some Misconceptions about Guided Meditation

Misconception #1. Meditation is turning off your thoughts or making your mind a blank. Not True ...Inner quietness is experienced in meditation, but not by willfully turning off thoughts. Quieting the mind results naturally from:

  • the effectiveness of the method used... and
  • an uplifting spiritual energy that is beyond our own efforts.

Misconception #2. Meditation is difficult and requires great concentration.

Not True ...Meditation can be easily learned and practiced. Meditation is only difficult if we become too concerned with doing it correctly or incorrectly. Although staying focussed in meditation does become easier with time and practice, it is definitely not a requirement for beginning to meditate. Thinking that we should be good at focussing when first starting out, is essentially putting the cart before the horse.

Misconception #3. Meditation is not successful unless we see interesting things in our mind.

Not True ...Although some meditations are specifically for visualizing, many are not. In those meditations, seeing things may be entertaining, but is not essential. Even visualization does not necessarily require seeing. Some people sense or feel things inwardly, and that's all right.

Meditation intoduction and basics - Meditation is frequently confused with various forms of concentration. Meditation is a very effective technique for improving your creativity and problem solving capacity. Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies. Learn more about it.

How to use meditation? - Meditation is sometimes described as "listening to the silence between thoughts". Our effort in meditation is directed towards consciously increasing the periods of such silence.

What are the benefits of meditation?- One of many benefits of meditation is that it opens your mind to new ideas. When the bowl is full, trying to pour more water into it just causes an overflow. The same happens with our mind. When it is full of thoughts, there is no room for new ideas.

Simple meditation techniques - meditation is an exercise, aiming to prevent thoughts in a natural way, by deeply relaxing the physical body and then trying to keep the mind completely "blank" with no thoughts whatsoever. Learn various meditation techniques.

Tips to guided meditation - Before meditation you may wish to define clearly what do you want to learn, what do you want to ask your Higher Self. During the meditation, do not expect an answer (although it is likely that it will come when your mind will be pure) - this is also a thought!

Holosync and meditation - One of the great beauties of Holosync is how easy it is to use: Some people call it instant meditation, but it's much more than that.

Descartes Meditation: DESCARTES is often called the founder of modern philosophy, and the statement contains a solid core of historical truth.

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