Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Evening… to each of you on this fine new day. I hope this finds all of you well.
Yesterday, I wanted to introduce you all to my journey in rediscovering self-soothing by meditation and bringing peace and positivity to each new day that I face. I hope that you join me, and take away something in order for you to find that same piece of tranquility.
First and foremost, you want to want to improve your state of well-being and need for improve yourself, mind, body, and soul. So, without further adieu, I shall begin.
How To Meditate
Choose a Mantra. A Mantra is defined as a word or sound that you repeat to yourself in order to aid you in meditation. For instance, my word I’m selecting is “Peace.” The reason for my selecting “Peace”, is because life is a bit unsteady, and I could use help with my anxiety.
Find a relaxing place to sit and relax.
Gently close your eyes and begin to use breathing techniques. Inhale through your nose, hold it 7 seconds, exhale through your mouth. Repeat this a few times until you are in a relaxed state.
Silently repeat your mantra to yourself not moving lips or mouthing the word, just repeat inside your mind.
What I have always done is play relaxing music in the background and repeat my mantra silently. Paying close attention to my breathing all the while.
Yellow Brick Cinema produced the following meditation music.
Even as I am writing this entry, I am playing this particular meditation music to relax me, and give me more clarity in what I am trying to convey to all of you. By listening, and repeating my mantra silently, I feel my shoulders relax and the tension begins to flow out of my body.
Although life is hectic and fast-paced, meditation can also increase your patience. Meditation helps you understand your own thought process, by repeating your mantra, your concentration increases as well. The benefits of meditating help you balance and gain better control over your thinking and preparedness towards your daily life.
The best part of meditation is that all you need is to allow 10-15 minutes of your day. Most people practice meditation in the morning or evening before they go to bed. Where some practice meditation 2 to 3 times daily in order to remain relaxed and focussed.
As I mentioned in part 1, I stopped meditating for reasons I don’t even know. But today, I stopped myself from my wacky day and began all over again. This particular music I selected eased me into a blissfully relaxed state automatically, and I repeated it twice. I can’t even begin to tell you how much better I felt. It was like putting on a new skin of pleasure and sense of self-soothing.
Tomorrow, I will introduce other methods in which meditation can provide peace and harmony into your life. Until then, have a pleasant day & evening.
Take Care & God Bless,
[Pictures provided by Pinterest under my board “Zen Way”]