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By Louisa Sullivan

When I first started to meditate, about ten years ago now, I had no idea of the positive effect it would have on all areas of my life. Sometimes we think we are content and happy, or at least should be, but do you sometimes feel that something is missing but just cannot put your finger on what it is?

If you imagine your life presented to you in a circle format. That circle is made up of four quarters: one quarter is your family life, another is your work, another social life and lastly your health. If one of those quarters is not fulfilled then there is an imbalance. Sometimes we simply just do not know which quarter is out of balance. This is where meditation can help you to find out where the imbalance is.

Mediation does not have to be complex or take up too much of your time. Done on a daily basis it can take as little as five or ten minutes. I always begin by lighting a candle and sitting in a comfortable position. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Remove shoes and feel the ground under your feet. Ground yourself by imagining roots from the earth around your ankles going into the ground and wrapping them around a beautiful crystal. Then simply put a protective circle of white light around your entire body, then close the circle at the base underneath your feet. OK now you are ready.

Simply clear your mind, thoughts will come and go and allow them to pass along like a conveyor belt, so they come into the mind and pass out the other side. The secret is not to try too hard. If you have a specific question that you need and answer to then ask that question once only, then relax, and think of it no more. The answer will come to you either during meditation or at some other time during the day, or sometimes when just dropping off to sleep or upon waking up.

As you progress and practice your meditation you can begin to experiment with different settings in your mind and imagine you are in different locations in the world but that is more advanced.

I went to classes to learn that form of mediation. For now just try the method above. Do it daily if possible, it will reduce your heartrate and lower blood pressure. It will clear the mind and help you in all aspects of your life. Go on give it a go today!! Good luck…

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