Perhaps you’ve heard about the various benefits meditation offers to one’s mind and body. Unlike many other health beneficial means and resources that offer one a chance for healing, longevity and happiness, the meditative state offers pure and total fulfillment of one’s being.
A state of well-being, satisfaction and a sense of being whole. I would mention that it is the ultimate stress relief solution too. Keep reading to learn how you can help yourself escape into a meditative state of consciousness every day – free and all by yourself.
For those of you (if there are any reading this) who are unaware of what meditation is the definition is –
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
Here is a guide that shows you a glimpse of the possibilities, their benefits and how they can ultimately help you develop and expand spiritually.
1. Spending time outdoors
We all have time to spare and thus need to consider if it is a time well spent. In the absence of any business or any other kind of obligations, treat yourself to a visit to the nature outside. Explore and marvel the vivid colors with which it greets you every time you venture into it. Relax to the sounds of breeze swaying grass and leaves and take deep breaths with your abdomen doing all the work. Close your eyes and you will be surprised at how nature imposes its beauty upon you while at the same time relaxing and soothing you. Every problem you may have will be easily washed away from your mind by the soothing sensation of being outside.
Feel sleepy, nervous or having a stiff neck/back way too often? Perhaps the worries and tasks of every day are taking their toll on your body and mind. Consider doing small exercises at home or at work. There are excellent guides that can help you do a minimum amount of body exercise even when at work in the office. We are a mind in a physical body. The body needs to be maintained regularly in order to function properly.
Keep in mind that our ancestors used to hunt to survive and in doing so, they traveled miles and miles every day, in the quest for food. Even when they started growing their own food, it still demanded a healthy amount of daily outdoor activity. Remember this Latin phrase: Mens sana in corpore sano! – “a sound mind in a sound body” or “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.
3. Hobby activity
Do you have a lot of free time on your hands? Feeling that you have often slipped away to thoughts that burden you, but you cannot get rid of them easily? Have a hard time sleeping at all?
May I suggest to you to find an activity that will fulfill your free time by also occupying you with interest and benefit. Ask yourself about what you’re good at and start developing and honing those skills and skill set – it can only do you good. You could learn to repair things in your house, start your own shop in your garage, create and complete projects you’ve delayed with excuses of not having enough time – you have all the time in the world to fulfill your dreams, hopes and everything you strive to become.
You have the power to accomplish each and every task that comes to mind. Be reasonable when making plans – at first draw goals, you can obtain. Increase your ambition as you increase experience. Most important of all – don’t let anyone and anything prevent you in realizing your dreams. Remember: Nothing is impossible!
4. Find a sanctuary for yourself
Each and every one of us has the inner strength, hidden inside ourselves, that can instantaneously calm us. That power can be tapped at any time of need. That temple that can help us overcome every difficulty or tough situation that requires a “cool head” and a calm heart.
An easy way to access that power is to visualize or induce a meditative state by accessing soothing memories that bring you happiness and a peace of mind. Everyone can do this! If you are not a visual type, then, you can alternatively induce this state of serenity by taking deep breaths. Breathe through your nose and with using your stomach to drive your lungs to a deep but slow rhythm.
The more relaxed you get, the calmer your body becomes. You will sense and hear your heart rhythms which will additionally calm you down. When you get good at this exercise, there will be absolutely nothing in this world that will be able to anger or sadden you. It will feel like you have a shield that blocks the negativity from getting to and into you. As with all practical things, the more you practice and repeat the better and more efficient you will become. Achieve the serenity of body and mind by entering a meditative state now!
5. Sound frequencies can induce a meditative state of mind
Have you noticed the effects of sound and frequency to your mind and body? Ever been driven by the rhythm of a favorite tune? There is no counterargument about the positive effect of sounds for our states of emotion and mind.
Sound can affect us in a bad way too, so if possible, try to escape the noise that can do you harm. Try to isolate yourself from the noise of a busy town atmosphere as best as you can. Soundproof your home and workplace if you feel affected in a bad way. Constant anxiety, that you cannot explain, could be a good sign that you are exposed to frequencies that, do you harm but perhaps are not audible to you.
Change your mindset and enter into a meditative state by listening to the sounds of nature – sounds of rainfall, breaking of the sea waves onto shore, humming of the winds or even the sounds of distant thunderstorms approaching. Listen to a calming music at a slow pace, thus inducing a relaxed state of mind and body. Discover the great composers of old and new classical music, jazz, funk, soul and so many other musical genres waiting to be discovered by you.
Much of our bodies consist of water and water is an excellent transducer of frequency and vibration! Our minds and bodies reside together as one whole, so it might be in our best interest to be exposed only to “good vibes” – most if not all of the time.
I will finish this thought with a powerful quote from the great scientist Nikola Tesla:
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Great strength resides dormant in all of us. If you enter a meditative state regularly, it is only a matter of time of when you are about to discover your true potential. Upon discovery that it is up to you whether or not you will use it to your benefit. It can be used to help others too. When in doubt and feel a bad emotion or thought is getting a better of you – ask yourself to what ends that path will lead you. Will it benefit you or consume you?
Answer sincerely with your heart and all the worries you think you have – will wash away. And you will feel true strength … You will feel free …You shall find peace.