Learning to Meditate
I love to meditate and have done so as long as I can remember. I fall into a natural meditation usually when I am half-awake, half-asleep. If you have never meditated or have not been able to, try do...
I love to meditate and have done so as long as I can remember. I fall into a natural meditation usually when I am half-awake, half-asleep.
If you have never meditated or have not been able to, try doing it the following way and see if it helps. The times when I have trouble falling into it naturally, I will clear my mind and concentrate only on one object (mine being Jesus). If any thoughts interrupt me, I'll push them aside and return to concentrating on my object.
Don't get frustrated if you have to repeatedly push aside thoughts-- especially if you have had a hectic or troubling day. Also, this exercise usually gets easier over time. Soon you'll find all the days' problems will start to leave you and you'll start thinking or getting a picture of something you know is not of the ordinary. Go with this thought and try not to concentrate on it too hard, or if it's a picture, try not to see more into the future than what you're seeing; this can interrupt the meditation. If this happens, just start concentrating on your object again.
There is one meditation that stands out above the rest. I found myself in the middle of no where. All scenery was a grayish tan. There was all flat land and one huge mountain. I found myself on top of the mountain taking in all the beauty of being so high above everything. Then I remember just doing a perfect backward dive and having the most serene feeling. About half way down the mountain I turned into an eagle and soared straight up and circled around the area. My meditation then ended.
You will find that meditation gets easier with practise. Just like learning anything new, you have to teach your mind to send your body the correct instructions. Soon, it will become second nature to you. If you find you are having a hard time learning to relax, try to do something which helps you relax before-hand, like: taking a soothing bath, reading, listening to music, etc ...
I have had a lot of unique experiences while meditating. They have all been so pleasant. It's so nice to be able to relax and clear your mind of all the days' troubles. Just that in itself is enough to try meditation. If you decide to try it, I hope you find it as relaxing, tranquil and cleansing as I do.
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