Meditation in its simplest form is a state of awareness. Meditation is being present with your inner-self, with a clear mind and focus. When you meditate, your mind is at rest but you are in a state of consciousness.
There is no magical potion to drink or certain ritual to perform to meditate. It is not about your religion. Anyone can learn to meditate. Candles are nice and certain poses are nice, but not necessary.
Meditation promotes relaxation.
Meditation promotes a sense of well-being in any situation.
Meditation clears the “soul” of negative energy.
Meditation builds positive internal energy.
Meditation increases your mental strength & resilience (the ability to handle situations) over time.
Meditation leads to self-development, self-love and growth.
Meditation is rejuvenating.
Meditation is simple.
If you have never tried meditation before, I urge you to try the sequence below and all you need is a timer.
GO TO A PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL SAFE, OR STAY WHERE YOU ARE.
SEAT YOURSELF COMFORTABLY AND UPRIGHT, IN A CHAIR OR ON THE FLOOR.
INHALE DEEPLY FOR 5 SECONDS AND EXHALE FOR 3 SECONDS.
SET THE TIMER FOR 2 MINUTES.
MAINTAINING STILLNESS, FOCUS ON YOUR BREATH AND LUNGS ONLY AS YOU BREATH DEEPLY.
STOP ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT STRESS OR TASKS, LET THEM FLOAT AWAY.
Originally published on soulance.wordpress.com