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Meditation is one of those things that you do not fully appreciate until you give it a try and you see for yourself just how well it works. Meditation can help you lower your stress levels and it can also help you achieve your goals. You may have thought meditation was just for people in yoga class or spiritual retreats but more people make use of meditation on a daily basis than you may have originally thought. These people do not just meditate to reduce their stress levels but they also meditate so they can condition their minds and achieve their goals. For you to get the benefits of meditation you have to know how to exercise your mind so you get it to become stronger when practicing intent and focus. As your mind gets stronger by way of meditation, you get to elements of your personal and business success take shape. There are so many studies that have proven how meditation is one of the best ways to relax and quiet the mind so you can do away with useless thoughts and instead focus on the ones that really matter and will help you achieve your goals. As you get better at using the simple meditation tools available you can learn to quiet the internal chatter in the mind at will so you get to focus in what needs to be done.

With the use of meditation, you can easily tap into a pool of wisdom you never knew existed so you can look for solutions and opportunities that your busy mind constantly misses out on. If you were unclear about what are the benefits of meditation before then you certainly know what they are now. A body that is riddled with stress means a mind that cannot thing straight and come up with correct decisions but meditation can help you with this.

If you are interested in meditation then you should get started right about now. There are many ways you can learn to meditate so you can get the benefits of meditation. You may want to try it in your own and get instructions online or you may join a class where a professional will show you how to get started. For those of you who plan on learning to meditate at home, you must set a space where you can relax.You must also learn the breathing technique as this is important in the whole meditation session.

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John GilmoreBy John Gilmore

For thousands of years meditation has been known to benefit human beings in many ways. Meditation and deep breathing can still the mind, relax the body, help one focus the mind when making important decisions, and open one for an encounter with the Divine, whatever one might consider the Divine. Lately, scientific study has provided us with the evidence to support these very ancient understandings about meditation. Research has shown that meditation and deep breathing actually do relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and causes a physical reaction to take place in the pre-frontal lobe of the brain so that one becomes more responsible and proactive in their responses to stimuli, instead of reactive. In other words, one learns to choose his or her reactions wisely, instead of just acting out.

In our world today, which is full of stress, and where many of our models for appropriate behavior on television act out first, instead of acting responsibly, and constantly bend the rules to the point of breaking, there is a greater need for meditation. Much of the internal meditation has been done away with in various western traditions, and replaced with external forms of prayer that don’t really get down deep into what is happening to the inner self. This is slowly changing as the public learns about the methods of the monastic movements who dedicated their lives to contemplation and meditation.

As a result of these changes there are thousands of books, videos, and CDs telling us all how to meditation and what we should expect when we meditate. This is something that really isn’t new. The speed at which they are created and distributed, however, is new. It is very important because of this, to take all of them with a grain of salt, understanding that different people react differently to various meditation techniques, and that your path on the road to enlightenment and growth is just that, your path.

My suggestion is that you find the type of meditation that suits you best. It can be counting, or watching your breath, observing the thoughts as they arise and letting them go, imagining the circulation of energy until you can feel it actually moving in and out of your body, and many other techniques. The one thing that ties all of them together is creating awareness. It is necessary to become aware of what is going on inside and all around you. When one becomes aware from moment to moment, living in the moment fully, and making the necessary choices in one’s life for that very moment, one has arrived. One becomes a master of his or her own fate and the creator of his or her life.

If you are interesting in meditating, I would suggest that you find a method that suits you. The next thing is to meditate. It is to do it. Meditation is a practice. One can learn all that one can about meditation, but there is no benefit until one does it over and over again and attains the results for which he or she is looking. These results can vary from stress reduction to peace of mind, or from focusing the mind intently to reaching a full state of merger with the Divine. The correct technique is to just do it. It is to just be there. When one is there fully, and completely present on ones seat or meditation cushion for the time they are meditating, that is enough. It is all about awareness. As awareness increases one can use whatever method one likes and it will all end up being the same. The major goal is to attain the awareness and the capability to live in the present.

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Meditation and Mindfulness for Eating Disorders

By Irina Webster

As much as we would love to snap our fingers and offer a quick fix to overcoming eating disorders, it’s just not safe nor practical to do so. However, the simple act of being mindful of how you’re feeling on a regular basis – and how those feelings are being manifested into actions that could be harming your body and mind – is very important step to your healing journey.

Mindfulnessis a practice of calming the mind and becoming aware of our inner selves in the present moment. The term meditation refers to a wider range of practices generally meant to help the individual achieve some sense of inner peace and relaxation. In a broad sense, the term mindful meditation refers to a practice in which an individual strives to achieve a calm and stable state-of-mind that is based solely in the present moment. In this moment, the shame from the past and the worries of the future cease to exist. All that matters is that you look at yourself in a non-judgemental manner in the present moment.

Being hard on yourself for the past or worrying about the future is not part of the here-and-now. In the present moment, it is just you and your surroundings. Listen to it. Be present. Quiet your mind and just be. Even though it may seem like a small thing, embrace the fact that right now, you are making a positive step, just by doing this. Every small step you take adds up to big steps. And by taking this first step, you are already on your way to great change!

Make a conscious effort to become more aware of your thoughts and actions when it comes to your eating habits. Make it a personal goal to get enough essential vitamins and minerals and to stay hydrated throughout the day – because, let’s face it, it is quite impossible to make informed decisions about your health when you don’t have the necessary fuel your brain needs to do so. When a person suffers from an eating disorder, their choices are often not conscious choices – the decisions that end up being made are made by the disordered part of the brain (which is often the part that is too tired from lack of proper nutrition to think clearly). The voice within your head that tells you to binge, purge or starve yourself is not your rational voice. With practice, mindful thinking and mindful eating can help you get your true voice back.

Being mindful of eating regular meals is something we hear all too often, but understanding why it is so important can make such a difference in our lives. Our bodies are quite literally machines. They need a steady and constant supply of nutrition to keep them functioning at their optimal levels throughout the day. If you go all day without eating, you will feel tired and low. It’s as simple as that. In this state, there is no way that you can make informed decisions about anything in your life. Nutrition affects everything. Even the act of being mindful becomes impossible if you don’t have the basic fuel to help your brain function the way it needs to.

Another important thing to remember is that, within your mind, something called your “ego” poses as the real you. When you have an eating disorder, the faulty information that you get from this ego is what you inevitably come to believe. Wisdom comes from identifying with your true mind, or your true self. It is essential when attempting to overcome an eating disorder to separate your true mind from that ego state which is constantly giving you incorrect information. Once you make this separation, proper healing can begin. Make a conscious effort to listen to your true mind.

Armed with this new information, start putting it into practice. A good first step is to keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just make an effort to recognize when you’re happy or sad, stressed, angry or overwhelmed. Make a chart. What types of foods do you choose during these varying times? Keeping track of your moods and the actions that stem from them is important in helping you make some major changes in your life and can be an essential step in your road to healing.

Don’t react blindly to stressful stimuli and make unhealthy choices. Remember – you’re worth more than that! It is also vital to make sure you don’t give up if you don’t start achieving the results you want right away. It’s one of the biggest mistakes we make as human beings. We get frustrated when we don’t see immediate results, so we are too quick to say, “This doesn’t work!” or “I put the effort in, but I still failed.” Don’t fall victim to this way of thinking. In reality, you will NEVER fail as long as you are willing to keep trying. Set-backs are different. Set-backs do not make you a failure. They simply make you human. The most important thing is to pick yourself up after you stumble and keep going. Learn from your experiences and keep moving forward. Stick with it. Nothing worthwhile ever truly comes easy – especially something as serious as overcoming an eating disorder. It will take time to achieve the results you seek. But with dedication those results WILL come.

YOU hold the power to change your life for the better. Managing and overcoming an eating disorder is no easy feat. But it IS possible. And no longer does success have to happen to “someone else”… right now, the time has come for you to start this journey.

Dr Irina Webster MD is a recognised authority in the eating disorders area. She is an author of many books on women health. She propagates mindfulness therapy and neuroplasticity as a treatment for eating disorders.

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Quest for Meditation

By Dr. Ravikant Bharati

What is meditation?

Humble Beginning

We were all born into meditation. A state of mind where there is no mental activity at all. A perfect state of thoughtlessness, which has been described by many words in many languages; A blissfully peaceful state of mind known as ‘Samadhi’ as per Indian philosophy, and which literally means fulfilled. Although the human organism born with these characteristics is ignorant of this wealthy fact, very soon the surrounding psychological environment will rob him out of this ultimate existence. Take over and destroy this possibility which in fact is totally meditative and uniquely satisfying.

Learning

In order to survive in this physical world, under the garb of intellectual growth we learn all about the environment surrounding us. From spiritually empowered existence, we start moving into the physical plane of human beings where the mind along with its relative activities comes in to play. In the process of discovering the pleasures of human existence seductively spread all around us, we gradually move away from the spiritual point of view where we started the journey, hardly realizing that we are fast losing that unadulterated virgin state of being.

Nevertheless, as interest grows within our physical appearance and the process of discovering the mysteries of existence, we tend to lose track of the point from where this relationship initially started. So far so good, we are doing great in the worldly ways improving physically and mentally while growing into youth. In order to attain a success story we have also added numerous false dimensions like fame, money, intelligence and so much more. Apart from the basic instincts required for survival which we were born with, we seem to have mastered the art of adding more rubbish to the baggage that hardly helps our peak performance.

Thirst for Freedom

Just like beating around the bush, we keep dancing with the substitutes instead of going for the real show. That original blissful thoughtless state of mind where we simply exist as a being is now intelligently termed as meditation with an initial craving to bring back into our living. Essentially, all activities, or inactivity which can bring about a thoughtless state of mind is meditation.

Undoubtedly, the show must go on and so does our mind, even when we say we are deep in meditation. There is no escaping; we are on what seems to be an endless journey where mind with all its restlessness will only stop either in sleep, or physical death. Incidentally, this possibility of a No-Mind as envisaged by sages & masters all over the world exists in a ‘Samadhi’, a refined blissful state of mind set to acquire innocence. Innocence here refers to a condition which is substantially differing from ignorance, although their external appearance may look similar.

Fulfillment

This individual will now knowingly perform as per will and not merely react to enforcing circumstances. Displaying a stability which is unique and charming in appearance, quite similar to the point where the journey of life initially began, the transformed subject in now pure, fresh and virgin like the evening breeze, effortlessly kissing the vast open expanse of life. This all pervasive silence is astonishingly revealing itself, while you are able to cut out the clutter and irrelevant noise.

Dr. Ravikant Bharati has professionally always been creatively active. He loves painting, writing and making music. Yoga came into his life accompanied by his artistic pursuits. Seeds of awareness were sown into his being quite early in life, and subsequently meditation is deep rooted and strongly ingrained in his presence. His understanding is uniquely original and born out of personal experiences in life.

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The Danger of Thoughtlesss Meditation

By William Epperson

Prayer uses language in order to create emotions which are conveyed to the lord by our heart using a communication method I can’t figure. The subject of this article is the Danger of Thoughtless Meditation. In spite of the benefits that accrue in meditation there are pitfalls. I have told you that when the change was done the images and scenes were noticeably richer and more abundant than that which words had ever provided. When you ignore thoughts and words you thereby are making available great deal of attention which is typically devoted to thought or word production.

All this is experientially great. I mean a thousand words from an image is a lot easier than thinking up a description of the image and then forming syntax. And what about having all that attention available. Freed from whatever language you think in. What it does for meditation, is much closer to indescribable. I have a fair handle on the English language and I swear that there are no English words for what I have seen. If I attempt to apply English words, I only succeed in cheapening the experience.

Peoples reason for meditating ranges far. Many do it because they wish to remove anxiety, or to relieve pressures from modern living. My reason to begin meditating was to attempt to understand why I was experiencing terrible creatures in my waking visual field. I never understood why I experienced these visions but I did learn how to control them. At least to remove them from my visual field.

The danger of thoughtless Meditation comes in several ways. The attractiveness of an environment where all thinking has been ignored, cannot be over estimated. It is the most pleasant experience in meditation that I have experienced. Imagine, no words to provide anxiousness or regrets. No thoughts about responsibility, no to- doe’s. No views to start new thoughts. The visual field is dark and I am usually waiting for an image to inspect. I believe that these ‘comes from somewhere’ images are a product of of a very sophisticated plan to demonstrate to us why we are alive and to demonstrate the uselessness of spending our attention on wealth and material acquisitions. If we can see the two realities juxtaposed the choice is clear for the self-actualizer. It should be clear that meditation for the mediator involves entrance into the Lords realm. Everyone should understand that one of HIS miracles was the creation of eternal life. Once we enter HIS territory HE is aware of us.

This awareness will place direct attention us and we will become one one of his people. You will notice his help. Please do not piss HIM off.

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The Benefits Associated With Meditation Music

By Rohit Kr Sharma

Meditation music is played to help in practicing meditation. The music can have specific religious content or a relaxing aura. However, in recent times modern composers compose the music without necessarily focusing on a religious group. The music has been used to keep things in the right perspective by providing a peace of mind and to help in discovering the purpose of an individual as well as increasing a sense of self-actualization.

Meditative music offers many physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits. Research reveals that helps in lowering the consumption of toxins since it decreases the respiratory rate, slows the rate of the heart and increases the flow of blood. Furthermore, the music increases the tolerance to exercise by decreasing muscle tension to develop a deeper level of relaxation. It reduces the chances of anxiety attacks by lowering levels of the blood lactase.

The music helps with managing weight by helping in loss activities such as aerobics. It also helps in reducing emotional distress and fatigue present in the body. It is also helpful with the post-operative healing since it reduces stress and anxiety. It is also recommended for reducing premenstrual syndrome discomfort due to its soothing abilities.

Meditate music also helps an individual to reduce on excess sweating and it lowers the risks of the cardiovascular disease & cholesterol levels. This is because of the relaxing words and composition. This is why it is highly recommended for people diagnosed with high cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease.

In case you are struggling with the flow of air through the lungs, playing the music can help you to achieve easier breathing. If you have been diagnosed with headaches and migraines, you can listen to this kind of music to help you relax and reduce the pain.

Music with meditative attributes has been proven to trigger the inactive parts of the brain hence improving the overall brain activity. Therefore, it can be relied upon to improve performance with athletic events, harmonize the endocrine system and to produce a lasting change in the electric activity of the brain.

For anybody struggling with their self-esteem the music can be relied upon to building self-confidence and control thoughts. It combines relaxation and encouragement to help you improve your mood. This goes a long way increase the levels of your creativity.

Improved relationships and learning ability & memory have been attributed to the music in many instances. It increases productivity, improves relationships at work and at home, and it also helps in increasing the ability to solve complex problems. Moreover, the music helps in purifying character while developing will power. It also helps in enhancing more accurate judgment, decreases aggressiveness, restless thinking and the tendency to worry.

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How to Practice a Loving Kindness Meditation

By Lynn Errickson

Want to learn a Guided Loving Kindness Meditation? You can sit or rest in a position most comfy for you.

Now relax your eyes and close them if you wish. Feel the tension draining away from you, starting with around your eyes and face,with your neck, shoulders and down your arms. Feel the tension as if it were a drainpipe with fluid running down your body and out with your legs.

Feel your body fill up with love. Think of a loving golden light entering your feet and legs, up with your body, up your stomach, chest and arms. Feel it practically rupturing through your heart, your fingers and through the crown of your head.Feel your body being filled with golden, loving light. Feel it buzzing with your body and radiating from your skin.

When you feel sheathed in that love repeat these words:

May I be safe from all harm. May I be safe and protected.

May I be free from all suffering. May I be happy.

May I be free from all conditions and physical discomfort. May I be healthy.

May I be able to stay in this world in harmony, joyfully and with ease.

Now consider an individual that you adore dearly. Your mother, sibling, or buddy. Keeping this person in mind. Send this joyful ideas to him or her.

May you be safe and safeguarded.

May you be free from all suffering. May you be delighted.

May you be free from all disease and physical discomfort. May you be healthy and durable.

May you be able to reside in this world gladly, in harmony, joyfully and with ease.

I would like you to think about an individual who makes you distressed or upset. Still feel the love in your body. Do not let go of this love. Think about this person and send loving thoughts to him or her.

May you be safe and protected.

May you be free from all suffering. May you be pleased.

May you be free from all condition and physical pain. May you be healthy and durable.

May you have the ability to live in this globe happily, peacefully, joyfully and with ease.

Now turn your ideas to this huge world. The planet with all its living animals. Feel the love running through your body as you say:

May all beings be safe and protected.

May all beings be free from all suffering.

May all beings be free of cost from all disease and physical discomfort.

May all beings be able to live in this world in harmony, joyfully and easily.

Notice the weight of your feet on the flooring or bed. Feel yourself in the now, in the present second and when you are ready, open your eyes.

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What Is Third Eye Meditation?

Lord Shiva by the uploader

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By Himanshu Jakhar

Third eye meditation is one of the many enigmatic concepts that have befuddled the human mind from centuries. This type of meditation primarily focuses on the ajna (brow) chakra according to Hindu spirituality.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the universe possesses the ‘Third Eye‘ which is located between his eyebrows and a little higher than the bridge of the nose. Whenever the universe is threatened by the immoral atrocities committed by mankind, the sacred energy of the third eye engages and burns down the evil to ashes. When Lord Shiva calms down aftermath, he lets the generative energy flow through his third eye to create a new universe.

Through third eye meditation, you establish contact with your inner energies and accumulate them to help you advance to higher levels of spiritual consciousness. You acquire the wisdom to distinguish the layers of this material world and beyond.

To practice third eye meditation, find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit down and take a few deep breaths. Open the doors and windows of your mind and let all the troubling thoughts and feelings escape.

Close your eyes. While breathing in and out, concentrate on the region between your eyebrows i.e. the third eye. Visualize your deep breathing activate this space. Believe that your third eye is a gateway to the state of realization: where you can allow the conscious to expand beyond the earthly levels.

Feel the freedom that comes with the higher knowledge. Let your spirit lose to taste the waters of the deepest seas and scale the height of the highest peaks! As you delve to search the meaning of your existence, you experience a connection with you mind through your third eye. Remain in contact with your mind and still allow your soul to travel to the places that you cannot possibly imagine exist in the material world.

Now, you are in a state where nothing: no thought, emotion or situation, can snatch away this moment: the celebration of stillness, contentment and happiness. Take some deep breaths and let your mind absorb the calmness and allow it to enter the complex layers of the unconscious. Listen to the voices within, the ones you may have left unheard in the hullabaloo of your busy life. Let these voices resonate with every particle of your mind.

With some more deep breaths, let your body and soul slowly be engulfed by the liberated energy. This energy travels from your third eye down to the other parts of the body, sending positive sensations to your spine, moving down to your feet and the soles of your feet. Now, imagine this energy flow link you back to the daily chores of your ‘regular’ life. But now, you’re calmer and stronger to face the challenges for you possess the divine knowledge grasped through the third eye.

This sense of being alive from within empowers you to transmit this energy to other people around you. Allow others to also discover the answers to their innumerable questions by spreading the message of third eye meditation.

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Memory, Alzheimer’s and Meditation

By Michael Hadfield

Meditation itself is well-known to have beneficial effects: like slowing down the physiological effects of ageing, lowering blood pressure, and reducing stress. It was thought to be a slow process, but some new research has found a marked benefit in a group that only meditated for the 8 week duration of the study.

The study was to test the impact of meditation on age-related cognitive impairment. 15 people were enrolled in the study with ages from 52-77. All were suffering from some form of memory impairment, cognitive dysfunction, or Alzheimer’s. None of them had any prior experience with meditation or yoga.

At the end of the study all the participants reported improved memory or cognitive function. This was supported by brain scans, taken before and after, which showed significant changes. The study itself was over an 8 week period and the participants were asked to meditate daily for just 12 minutes. So results are produced fairly rapidly.

This study was a small-scale preliminary study, consequently it isn’t possible to draw definite conclusions or start to make amazing claims about the power of meditation, but they used a form of meditation, Kirtan Kriya that I hadn’t come across before, so I checked it out and thought I’d give it a go and see if I noticed any effects.

One of the problems with regular meditation is that it isn’t much fun. This is one of the reasons why I have started to create meditation CDs to make the process much more enjoyable. The boredom factor is also another of the reasons why it’s difficult to notice any benefits you may gain from meditating. It’s easy to do something when your body gives you immediate positive feedback. Not so easy when all you get is 10 minutes relaxation and during that time you have to focus on something like a mantra or your breathing, rather than on your much more interesting thought world.

Now when I checked out the details of Kirtan Kriya meditation I found it was quite different from anything I had done before, but I was immediately presented with a problem.

Kirtan Kriya is a Kundalini yoga meditation based around a chant consisting of four sounds: Sa Ta Na Ma voiced with long a’s at a pace of around one sound per second.

Here are the rules:

  • Sit cross-legged, or in a straight-backed chair.
  • As you chant Sa, touch tips of thumbs and forefingers.
  • As you chant Ta, touch tips of thumbs and middle fingers.
  • As you chant Na, touch tips of thumbs and ring fingers.
  • As you chant Ma, touch tips of thumbs and little fingers.
  • Repeat this chant in a normal voice for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this chant in a whisper for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this chant in silence (as thoughts) for 4 minutes.
  • Repeat this chant in a whisper for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this chant in a normal voice for 2 minutes.

You can see that this is a cycle within a cycle. The cycle of finger/thumb contact moving round the fingers, and the cycle of loud, quiet, silence, quiet, loud. The sounds themselves are another cycle. Sa represents the beginning, Ta is life, Na is death, Ma is rebirth & regeneration.

My problem was how I time the minutes without breaking my concentration to open my eyes to look at a clock, or set and reset a timer. One possibility was simply to meditate eyes open and watch the clock. That was a possibility and I was going to see if that would work when I found this amazing recording by Wahe Guru Kaur. So I made myself comfortable in front of my computer and started listening.

I think I have a pretty good sense of time and I thought I must have got something wrong, or this wasn’t what I needed, because loud seemed to be going on for an awful lot longer than two minutes. I was just about to stop and turn it off when it changed to a whisper, so I closed my eyes and continued listening.

It turned out that this was a 30 minute version of a Kirtan Kriya meditation. 5 minutes out loud, 5 minutes whisper, 10 minutes silent, 5 minutes whisper and 5 minutes out loud. And it was really good.

The first thing I did this morning, before starting work, was to listen again. It has left me with a feeling that I want to do it, rather than I should. Why this audio track works so brilliantly and makes the meditation so easy is that for the out loud parts you have Wahe Guru Kaur’s beautiful voice to speak along with. So any embarrassment about muttering weird sounds to yourself is gone completely. There is also a really pleasant background track to listen to. The beat in this is synchronised with the sounds so you don’t lose track of the timing when it gets to the silent bit.

My own feeling is that this meditation is bringing body and mind back into balance. The finger-thumb touching with both hands is activating both brain hemispheres. The chant forces your breath into new rhythms – and breath is powerfully connected to emotional states and the releasing of negative emotions. So you can see that even physiologically it has the potential to be beneficial without needing to subscribe to any mystical beliefs about the power of meditation – though you can do that too if you want.

A quick search around the internet reveals many other beneficial claims made for the benefits of this particular meditation, so why not try it out.

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Set Yourself A Life Goal In Meditation

By Geoffrey J Norman

Hopefully you have thought about setting yourself some meditation goals. Well now may be the right time to do this in a more formal, written, fashion because writing things down helps to cement them in your mind. You will be much more likely to follow through with your meditation sessions and achieve your goals if they are written down.

First, consider what attracted you to meditation in the first place. What was the path that led you here? Perhaps you know someone who meditates on a regular basis. Or, perhaps you read something about it in a magazine or saw it being mentioned on the news. Maybe you were searching the Internet one day and the topic came up, and you were interested right away.

The way you were initially attracted to meditation can really tell you something about your goals. Perhaps you were in the midst of feeling incredibly stressed out and you are searching for a solution. In your case, stress relief is likely your goal. Or, maybe you are just seeking enlightenment and want something more and better out of your life.

We are all seeking something. Figure out what you are seeking and phrase it in the form of a goal. Keep in mind that your ambitions and goals for meditation need to be very specific. You can’t just specify that you don’t want to feel stressed out anymore.

You really do need to visualize, and write down, your exact goals and the way you wish to live your life. For instance, you can have the goal that you will no longer felt stressed about a particular situation.

Really, you should consider the benefits of writing in a journal to track your journey through meditation. This is an excellent place to write down your goals as well. Keep in mind that your life’s goals might change and shift over time this is definitely to be expected.

Brainstorm some goals right now. What do you wish to happen when you are meditating? What changes would you like to see in your life? How do you want to react to friends and family members.

Goal setting is something that people who are successful in life do as a standard. No matter how great or outrageous your ambition, goal setting can help get you there.

Now, it’s incredibly easy to want to just dismiss the idea of setting goals. However, you are definitely urged not to. By setting goals you are sending the message out in the world of what you want to achieve. You will start work towards these goals (consciously and subconsciously) and you will get what you’re asking for.

Meditation itself can even give you clarity about your goals. This is a wonderful thing, because you can achieve your goals through meditation, and meditation can help you achieve your goals. Do yourself a favor and start a journal of your short, medium and long-term goals today.

Be as specific as possible about what you want to achieve and how you think meditation can help get you there. If possible, fully visualize yourself attaining your goals to cement them even further in your mind.

To find out more about Goal setting and meditation techniques visit the Nine Minute Meditation website and enjoy a good look around. http://nineminutemeditation.net You owe it to yourself fully understand your life goals so do it now.

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