Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused.  Practitioners of the art of meditation report increased awareness, focus, and concentration as some of the benefits, as well as a more positive outlook in life.

Meditation is commonly associated with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines.  However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits. And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it.  Try it in your own living room.

Although there are many different approaches to meditation, the fundamental principles remain the same. The most important among these principles is that of removing obstructive, negative, and wandering thoughts and fantasies, and calming the mind with a deep sense of focus. This clears the mind of debris and prepares it for a higher quality of activity.

The negative thoughts you have – those of noisy neighbors, bossy officemates, that parking ticket you got, and unwanted spam– are said to contribute to the ‘polluting’ of the mind, and shutting them out allows for the ‘cleansing’ of the mind so that it may focus on deeper, more meaningful thoughts.

Some practitioners even shut out all sensory input – no sights, no sounds, and nothing to touch – and try to detach themselves from the commotion around them. Silence helps most people relax and meditate, so you may want a quiet, isolated area far from the ringing of the phone or the humming of the washing machine. Pleasing scents also help in that regard, so stocking up on aromatic candles isn’t such a bad idea either.

Want to know more?  There's a new eBook "The Beginners Guide To Meditation" in the Health & Wellness section listed above, on the Relaxation & Meditation page.  And remember… every reference book listed in "Your Journey" in the left sidebar, comes with a 30 Day Satisfaction guarantee.  You're really happy with a purchase, or your money back.

Think about doing something good for yourself… learn how to meditate.

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~Louise L. Hay

 

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