Dear Friends, I was asked by a few blogger a few questions about meditation, so this blog post is my attempt at answering the questions the best I can.
What is Meditation to me?
Meditation in it truest form is a connection with I the soul and the Divine soul. It is healing and repair and returning our-self to our original qualities. It is reducing the speed of our negative thoughts. Meditation is getting to know yourself inside and out. It is making your mind peaceful. It is creating space between the 1000 of negative thoughts we have in a minute.
I learnt Raja Yoga Meditation at the age of 10 years old. I am no expert at all. But, I know without meditation life can get out of control and one can feel so hopeless and down. Meditation, helps one have peace of mind, calmness, stillness, silence and harmony.
Do You Need a Special Place to Meditate?
Raja Yoga Meditation teaches opened eyed meditation meaning you can meditate anywhere at any time. We have a special place in our home where we meditate together. Having said that I meditate in other places too, like in my bedroom, dinning room or whilst cooking dinner. I can meditate on the tube/metro on my journey to work, or I can meditate sitting at my desk at work, or standing in a queue, or waiting in a doctors office.
The Mind and Meditation?
The mind can never be quiet. One can make the mind peaceful, and very silent. One can reduce the volume of thoughts, and their speed through meditation. Meditation uses the mind to visualise and direct thoughts.
How to Meditate?
I don’t know what other types of meditation there are out there. I know Raja Yoga Meditation thaught by the Brahma Kumaris which is about connecting with you true self. I believe the true self to be a immortal Soul and our original qualities are Peace, Love, Purity, Wisdom and Joy. Anger, greed, lust, attachment and ego (ALGAE) our negative states that we have inherited but theses are not us. That is, why we crave for peace and harmony so much.
There is no wrong or right way to meditate. Meditation for some is visualization, to some it is sitting silently.
I always visualise myself as point of light radiating peace, and love. I also visualise the Divine shining light on me. I also use Meditation commentaries to help me meditate. I can also meditate in silence and I can also meditate with songs.
How often do I meditation?
I meditate every day, at 4am , at 7pm – 8pm, and 15 mins before sleep. During the day I practice Traffic Control
What advise do I have for beginners?
Meditation is a habit, even away of life. No one can become an expert over night. Even after x number of years of meditation you can still struggle to reach the silence of meditation. Because we are so distracted in the day, it is important to meditate regularly for short period of time in the day, and first thing in the morning and in the evening.
As a beginner: start the day with 5 mins meditation before you start your day. End your day with 5 mins. Then increase it to 10 mins, and then increase it.
There are times that I still struggle to meditate – that is sign for that that I haven’t carried out traffic control (see link below), that I missed a meditation one day, and I have let myself get too engrossed in life or a painful situation, therefore I struggle to meditate.
I recommend meditation commentaries and trying from time to time silence meditation. I suggest you try just a minute meditation – link below. Also on the Brahma Kumaris link below there are some guide meditation, and on my meditation page. I will be sharing more meditation commentaries as part of BLOGMAS.
Positive Thinking and Reading
It is important to start your day and fill your day positive reading, thinking, and studying. It helps you have a balanced and stable day and it helps you have a good meditation.
I hope this post is helpful and please let me know if you have any further questions that I can try to answer.
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Other Blog posts on my blog that you might like
- BLOGMAS – Meditation Going Beyond Hurt/Pain
- BLOGMAS – Meditation Before Sleeping
- Traffic Control your Thoughts!
- Sunday Blessing- Be Unshakeable and Immovable
- Maintaining Peace, Positivity, Calmness and Continual Growth with Two Simple Questions!
- Self Mastery – The Art of….#1
- Peace – Is Who I am!
- Meditation – Do you have any questions I might be able to answer ?
- What Are You Feeding Your Mind?
Useful Websites for Meditation
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25 thoughts on “Meditation and Me”
Thank you, I have done a variety of meditation over the years, guided, visual, mindfulness, cognitive mediation etc but have never heard of Baja mediation and am interested in checking it out, thanks for supplying the links.
I like how you have set times to meditate…how do you find this works on those days when things are just crazy and extra busy than usual?
I prefer guided meditation at home and 3 minute breathing space when I am out or mindful walking.
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When Life is crazy is always the hardest. When I was a bit younger I would go sleep with out meditating. So you can say I learnt the hard way. I NOW NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITHOUT MEDITATING NO Matter how late it is. Because it is the only thing that balances me and brings me back on track. Because it is the most important for peace of mind and clear thinking. There was a time when my mum was in hospital and I would meditate at 10pm to 11pm – it allowed me to deal and think clearing in a 120% stressful situation.
It is very important to have a regular place to meditate and create a powerful atmosphere in the home, as it makes it easier to get into meditation.
However, to be able to meditate anywhere helps the evening and morning meditations and helps us not get lost with the crazyness of life.
Crazy day – well – the timetable sometimes suffer. For example, my mum was in hospital for a week and it was a really hard time, so I meditate from 10pm to 11pm. I meditated after I got up, but admit 4am was a bit too hard. When I was younger i would miss meditation when life got to much, but I learnt that was my biggest mistake and not reading /studying something positive everyday. Therefore, no matter what I will meditate and study. I use commentaries when it is a bit too much. But I love playing a few songs and i find it very easy to meditate on those.
I hope this helps.
RAJA yoga meditation taught by the Brahma Kumaris – if free to all and is world wide. Also they have lots of free positive thinking talks all over the world. There is a lot with links i supplied.
Such a helpful post! I’ve been trying to make meditation a habit for the past year without success but I’ll sure be following your tips to finally get there! x
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Oh that so sweet of you. I really hope this helps you. Do let me know of any questions you have. I have linked the BLOGMAS meditation already shared, and my page of meditation, and i have shared other blog post about daily meditation practices and thinking. let me know any questions.
I am so glad for your comment, I have been meaning to write on meditation for a while but was always a bit nervous if I could write a good post.
wish you every luck with your meditation
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