Many people express the desire to meditate, at the same time when asked why they are not meditating, they answer that they do not know how. There are many forms of meditation; playing a musical instrument, taking a hike in the mountains, bikram yoga or sitting quietly observing the thoughts that appear in the silence. The type of meditation I would like to address is the sitting meditation. This is the method I get the most questions about.
There is no right or wrong way to be in a sitting meditation. I have found that intially it is helpful to focus on your breathing 6 counts in and 6 counts out. Set your intention to allow all thoughts to come or go without attachment. Allow yourself to become the observer of the mind releasing active participation in thoughts you would normally engage. Our minds will think 90% of the same thoughts everyday if allowed to, we create with these thoughts 90% of the same stories that are attached to those thoughts. Instead of going through the same stories, simply release them before you engage them. As this happens your mind will tend to quiet and you are literally recreating nueropathways in your brain. So if thoughts perhaps of anger manifest, as you observe them and do not engage them, the stories and pathways in your brain of old reaction begin to disconnect.
My experience in meditation is that every day can be different. Some days it is easy to quiet the mind, some days it is a cluster of mental chatter, some days it is the physical body that seems anxious. No matter what I am experiencing I make it a point to practice the intention of only observation with no judgement . As you take the time and commit to this practice daily, you will discover moments of what I call beingness. It is that feeling you have when everything else seems to momentarily disappear. That has been my experience- go with joy to experience your own.
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