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 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 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.