Clearing Your Mind - Easy Meditation Tips
Meditation is a great way to clear your mind of the worries and stresses of the day. If you're not familiar with this method of relaxation, you may think it's difficult, however with practice, you'll find that it's not hard at all. Meditation can help your to manifest what you are wanting in your life. It allows you to be able to focus on your intentions without judging yourself or allowing for negative self-speak which is a "spell killer".
Starting a Meditative Practice
Want to know what the hardest part of meditation is? Here's a hint: It has nothing to do with meditation at all!
The hardest part is simply making the time to meditate.
Make a goal for yourself and evaluate your progress as you go. Commit to at least weekly meditations for four weeks. After this time, evaluate whether the meditation has made a positive difference your life.
These meditation tips will help you in your quest for obtaining inner peace:
- Choose a time to meditate. Find a good time for you to meditate. You can start with shorter sessions in the beginning. Start with a short amount to time.
- Take a seat. If you slouch, you won't be in a good position for meditation and you're more likely to feel like falling asleep. Elevate your posture and you'll feel more open to the world. Relax in a crossed legged or other comfortable sitting position and rest your hands in your lap.
- Focus on your breath. Your main goal is to keep your attention on your breath as you breathe in and breathe out. It may help to say a mantra ( there are many on IG that are actually good. Everyone knows Ching ching ching goes the money tree) and visualize breathing in good energy and letting out the bad energy with each cycle.
- Breathe at a pace that's comfortable for you. Work toward deep, long breaths.
- Acknowledge your thoughts. You want to remain fully present while you're meditating, and there's no doubt that thoughts are going to enter your mind while you're trying to concentrate.
- Don't be frustrated by these thoughts, but at the same time don't let thoughts take your attention completely away. Acknowledge your thoughts and then bring your focus back to your breath. If you start thinking about the grocery list, acknowledge the thought and allow it to drift away.
- Fight the urge to sleep. Many people complain of the urge to sleep during meditation sessions, mainly because it's relaxing and you're meditating during early morning or late evening hours. Try to remain awake with focus and good posture.
- Maintain your practice. After you discover the many benefits of meditating, it will most likely become a part of you forever. You may not have time to do this every day, but it's important to keep up with regular meditation sessions.
Meditation will help you keep a peaceful perspective on life and can tell you a lot of things about your true self. You can use it to relax, motivate, or energize you, depending on your purpose for each session. Make note of your emotions and what enters your mind in a journal later. The thoughts that come to you over and over could be something you need to focus on later for shadow work.