What is meditative thinking? It is to think deeply on a subject or idea it could be who am I to investigate this idea deeply, or some other thought does not necessarily have to be so profound.
Some might say meditation is like a dream maybe you dreamt that you live in the year 2000 not a night dream but more fantasy, but that is not the meditative meaning of subject your using your mind in a completely different way when imagining as in contemplation.
meditative music this video we have selected it is beautiful music to assist you
with relaxing body and mind before entering into mediation,
it will help you to let go of worries.
What is the essence of thinking, a thinking that is not intended as representing, as self-determining thinking, is the kind of thinking that thinks the truth of being, but before you can even come to the fact you must first define what that means? So as not to fall into imagination. To understand the essence of thinking means to have a different and more radical insight into the heart of who we are.
One can practice meditation in the way we discussed above. There are several other methods which from differences quoit somewhat from the above meditative approach.
Each way has its validity and can be used depending on your intent.
The world is obsessed with meditation.
It would be a good thing, in my opinion, if The world were obsessed with meditation. During the last few years, meditation has risen in the importance of health and wellbeing.
But why? What makes it so unique? Here are the answers to your questions.
Meditation focuses on the regularity of our breathing. When we concentrate on our breathing our body benefits significantly. Our attention span improves, and we become aware and mindful of our surroundings.
Meditation helps us to live in the present, let go of the past.
There is nothing more simple than meditation.
All you need is to breathe in and outright, how can we go wrong with that?
That’s what we think, but the truth is To meditate, we require a lot of control over our concentration.
It’s not as easy as it seems. Try to concentrate for about five minutes on one thing, and you will realize you cannot even complete a few seconds before your mind starts to wander
We cannot promise you that once you start meditating our your problems and health issues will disappear, but we can guarantee you that you will see yourself in a new light and live a better way of life.
It also gives us what most of us hunt for – space. And sometimes having a little space makes everything better.
We can think, plan, and make the right decisions with a sound mind, and this, in return, affects everyone around us, making our surrounding happier and more peaceful.
But there are things you need to take along with you when you start to meditate they are patience, A comfortable spot for yourself and kindness and zeal to practice better.
Getting started with meditating :
To begin with, let’s give up the idea that we can master the art of meditation in one strike.
That’s impossible unless you are some heavenly being. It takes time and patience to become perfect. So, do not expect that once you close your eyes, your mind will be from all thoughts.
All we are going to do for now is concentrating on our breathing. Being more attentive to it is our goal for now and once our thoughts start to develop, restart the process, and rein them back again.
Now that we have that settled.
Let’s find a comfortable space, space you feel at home. A spot that looks like it has been specially designed for you. A place where you are most comfortable and peaceful.
Lay down your yoga mat. Keep your phone aside. Correct your posture and close your eyes. Do you feel your breath? Can you hear it? Concentrate on where it is coming from.
Don’t let your attention wander, concentrate on your breathing as you inhale and exhale.
Breath in, breathe out and if you want you can even use a smiley ball to help you, Squeeze the ball when you inhale and let it reform as you exhale.
Are you back yet? How was your very first experience?
How many seconds did it take for your mind to drift away to thought you weren’t even aware of? Did you notice how your mind thinks of random things you aren’t even aware of?
Did it remind you of your bills, work, or what you need to cook or the project that needs to get done? Did it try to discourage you saying you don’t have the time?
We practice meditating so that we can rest from all that goes through our mind.
So that we can focus on what needs focusing and to let go of the thoughts that need to disappear.
As Buddha said, ” Your worst enemy can not harm you as much as your thoughts, unguarded.”
If you were utterly distracted during this little session, don’t lose hope.
We all go through that. We all have to conquer or mind to master meditation.
As you keep practicing and make it a part of your daily routine, you will notice that your attention span improves almost every time.
This showed us how much distraction we face daily. This is what makes us less productive and more anxious. Let me tell you another famous saying from Buddha. ” When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
When you meditate you choose to let go of your worries and to accept life for the beautiful gift it is, you start to appreciate the littlest of things like how you can breathe and how grateful you are to get to see the sunrise again.
This gives us innate happiness. We start to love yourself and your surroundings this way those around you are automatically happy too.
A step towards meditating:
Meditation is beneficial to us in the long run. It makes us better and more proficient. And the best part? You don’t require a lot of investment. All you need is a pair of comfortable clothes and a yoga mat, and you are good to go.
1. You accept yourself and your pain and deal with it.
2. It helps to live life stress less.
3. It greatly improves attention span
4. It helps us connect with nature and ourselves
5. It reduces the chaos within our brain and makes life more peaceful.
How to start?
It’s not difficult, not unless you think it is.
When we put our mind to it, nothing is impossible.
First things first, calm yourself. Keep all aside.
It’s time to pamper yourself and give your body a break it deserves.
For beginners, a time limit of five minutes to ten minutes will do, set your timer if needed, but we recommend you do it as much as you can without keeping track of time.
Choose your posture, how are you most comfortable? On your favorite couch?
Chair? Yoga Mat? Or you can choose the spot you rewind at when the day ends.
Anything as well as long as you are comfortable enough not to change your position.
Bring in positive thoughts. You are doing this for yourself.
This will give you solace, peace, and time for yourself. Think of it as your ‘Me’ time.
We all deserve some time to ourselves. Now follow the routine of inhaling and exhaling and concentrating on it.
Don’t expect your mind to be perfect; give it a break.
It has been working endlessly for too long. Every time you lose concentration, just repeat the process and start over again.
That’s it. Congratulations. You did well, be proud of yourself.
Now slowly open your eyes and take in the surroundings, do you feel more attentive?
Do you hear noises that before we’re unheard of?
Can you feel more at peace? Now pay attention to your feelings and your thoughts and accept them.
Starting with the basics:
How long do you want to meditate for? A few minutes or you can invest more time into it?
It is for a sound mind and dealing with stress after all. The more time you spend in it, the better you will feel.
How about you start with fifteen minutes a day for one whole month?
It is going to help you in the long run after all, and it shouldn’t be inconvenient to take out time for yourself.
By the end of the month, you will notice a better YOU.
It’s not just breathing:
There are more techniques to meditation than only concentrating on breathing.
Different focal points can be used too. To be more attentive to our external surroundings like noises and sound, movements of objects – To make it fancier think Ninja style.
Have you seen how they move even when they are attacked from the back?
It’s all in concentration, hard work, and the zeal to learn.
Turning it into a habit:
Have you noticed how difficult it is to create a new routine or to instill a habit into our life?
It’s because our brain is used to our daily routine. It knows our habits, our timing.
That is why most of the time, we are not even aware of doing things automatically.
Our brain helps us function this way. It’s how it makes everything easy for us.
That is why when we start to instill a new routine, we go back to what we usually do at that time, even without realizing.
Mindfulness or meditation
Mindfulness or meditation teaches us precisely the opposite of our mind.
Our mind does everything on autopilot mode. Meditation teaches us to pay attention to what we do.
It increases our will power and makes our brain stronger. But it takes a lot of practice.
It’s not easy. It takes a lot of time and effort.
To get started, try to instill meditation as, part of your everyday routine, be it morning or evening or right before you go to bed.
You can do this by putting up reminders all over your place. Stick post-it notes on what you use most, fridge, on the doors that you use.
You can set a reminder on your phone at a particular time. You can even put up a motivational meditation quote as your computer background and lay your yoga mat where you pass by most often. Something or the other may give you a push to get meditating.
This technique does work, but only for a while. Within a week you will find yourself drifting towards old habits.
So you can make it enjoyable by posting funny notes or putting up motivational quotes in your car or on the dressing table where you see most.
Don’t let your old habits conquer. Stay strong and don’t let go. We are here cheering you on.
Here are some notes you can try to adapt to
“If you get impatient, breath in.”
” Answering a call? Breath in and out.”
“Forgot due date? Breath in ”
“A call from the boss, breath in, breathe out.”
You can tailor such noted to your needs and remember them when facing situations.
Create new ways, be creative, and don’t let go of what needs to be done.
Some meditations focus on other parts of the body as well, like when you sit when you walk, or when you lay down.
Below are some such techniques.
Meditating on a chair:
Meditation is not done only in one position with a straight back and folded legs.
It can also be done while sitting in your office chair.
Stretch your legs and implant your feet firmly on the ground. It feels better when your feet touch the cold floor, but if you are wearing shoes or socks, it really doesn’t matter.
Start from your toes and scan each part of your body slowly till the top of your hair. Each and every bit of it.
You are connecting to your body, and you are grateful for it.
You are paying attention to it. You are not going to judge yourself, not a bit.
You are not going to let your mind wander, and you are not going to wonder anything.
You are going to notice each and every part of your body. Not the pain you are suffering but the gifts you have been blessed with. Count your blessings and marvel at the creation you are.
Being sensitive to your sensations:
This meditation will help you feel your sensations. The sensation in your feet, in your fingers and every part of your body. You need to pay attention to every part of your body, starting from your toes.
Again heading little by little to your hair. Feel each and every part of your body toes, feet, legs, knees, thighs, pelvis, abdomen, chest, back, shoulders, hands, fingers, neck, mouth, nose, eyes, head
Linger on each and every part of it, focus and give all your attention to it, feel the sensations they cause.
If your mind starts to wander, bring it back, concentrate again, and go back to the body part, you were last thinking about.
If you doze off during this process, it’s not a big deal. It’s all well. When you wake up, just go back to the process where you dozed off at and begin again. You can straighten your posture and start again.
Meditating while walking:
It is a burden for a few of us to take out time for the sole purpose of meditating,
even though we recommend you do, but there are more ways to instill this habit into your daily routine.
If you go for a walk daily, then this is an excellent way to meditate as well.
This way, you don’t have to miss out on both of your activities.
Let us tell you how you can combine those two.
Try to practice feeling with each and every step.
Feeling the sensation of taking every step, You will be more aware of your surroundings.
Take up your stance, position your hands in a way that relaxes you be it on your belly or the back or at your sides.
You can count your steps as you go when you reach ten starts recounting again.
Breath evenly, pause continue or attentively turn around depending on the space big or small.
What you need to do is give all your attention to your feet. Pay attention to it as you raise it and let it touch the ground. Notice each part of your body.
Where you put more pressure and which part is more relaxed, pay attention to every detail and movement of every part of the body.
If you get distracted, grab your concentration to walking again and pay attention to your body.
This helps us also be grateful to the beautiful creation that we are. Even if it takes multiple efforts, do so patiently and kindly.
Once done, you can relax and take in the peace and beauty of your surroundings. Paying attention to the chirping of the birds and the swaying of the trees, the laughter of the kids.
Wake up with a smile:
Early mornings are the serene and beautiful wake up happily, not begrudgingly.
You have been blessed with a beautiful day, and you are more privileged than others.
So smile, if not smile, then at least wake up at peace.
A good nights sleep:
A good morning also means a good nights sleep.
Sleepless nights mean cranky attitude.
Meditation can ease you into a peaceful sleep.
If you force it, it won’t come to you.
What you need to do is put your mind at rest.
Clear your thoughts; think nothing.
Breath evenly and accept slumber as it comes.
Meditating at work:
There is no specific spot for meditating. You can ever relax at your office desk.
All you need is to take out ten minutes of your time and relax, correct your posture,
and concentrate on your breathing.
Naturally, you have a lot of questions on your mind that seem to pop out of nowhere. It’s natural.
Any new trial demands answers.
1. In between inhaling and exhaling, should I breath slow or fast?
It doesn’t matter really, you can breath; however, you want as long as you are paying attention to it.
2. What do I do if I am itchy?
Scratch it of course. But if you lose your concentration, you may have to restart the practice.
3. Should I keep my eyes closed?
Preferably closed but it doesn’t really matter as long as you can focus.
4. Should I join a group or do it alone?
You can try what hells you best. Both have their advantages.
Practicing single makes you disciplined, and practicing in a group can give support and build teamwork.
5. What time to meditate?
Timing isn’t really necessary. You can set a time that is most convenient to you, as long as you don’t postpone it, its all well and good.
6.What if I get distracted by sexual thoughts?
It’s normal to get distracted one way or another. It’s no big deal.
Leave the thought aside. Just get back and concentrate on your breathing.
7.What if I get distracted by my pets?
You aren’t in a battle. It’s alright if you have pets that want all your pampering and attention.
If they want to sit on you, let them be. If it’s too distracting, you may find a place they can’t find you.
8.What if I can’t do it?
We are here to cheer you on. If we can do it, so can you. If you get distracted, often just get back to your senses and try again. Keep trying to increase your attention span little by little.
Even if it takes a whole lot of time, don’t give up on it and keep trying. You will be able to achieve what you desire. Be it anything.
There is a beautiful quite by Amit Ray we passed by and loved
“Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss, and divinity.
Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.” – Amit Ray.
Synonyms for meditate
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