More tips for meditation
It doesn’t matter how many time you ask a question, the answer will change with your experiences in life. And so it is with meditation. This is the case when you first ask ‘What is meditation?’
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It is a means and opportunity and responsibility for and to change one’s state of mind.
In time one becomes familiar with the habits and patterns of the mind. You only have to think of the term ‘mind games’ to realize they go on all the time in everyone of us.
Regular meditation helps cultivate patience, calm and focused states of mind that can deepen into intensely tranquil and energized mindsets.
1) We’ve already discussed counting your breaths to learn to focus your mind. Another method is to use a candle. Meditating with eyes closed can be challenging for a beginner. Lighting a candle and using it as your point of focus allows you to strengthen your attention with a visual cue, which can enhance the power of your concentration.
2) Eventually meditation will become easier and more natural. But there will still be times when life intrudes and you find it hard to concentrate. Do NOT Stress.
The more you stress, the more vicious the circle will become. Hard as it may feel, accept the emotion, and then let it go. If you can’t, accept it, keep your meditation light, and brief. No matter what happens during your meditation practice, do not stress about it, just do the best you can at the time.
3) If it feels too hard to meditate on your own, then find a meditation group in your area if there is no one at home you can share your meditations with. It is easy to wonder whether you are benefitting from your meditations. Having the security of a group for meditation can help you stay committed to your practice. Sharing experiences within a group can offer comfort and support. Although meditation is unique to each individual, members within a group often find sharing their meditation beneficial in understanding the meditation.