Meditation

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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By Trevor Johnson

Binaural beats are used in a lot of different self help and personal development projects, including a number of meditation downloads. The claims are that they can shift the state of your brainwaves purely from you listening to a CD or MP3 with these beats on them. Below, we’ll examine what binaural beats are, how they work with your brain and whether or not the claims that they will help with your regular meditation have any validity.

What are binaural beats?

Wikipedia calls them “auditory processing artifacts” which leaves most people none the wiser.

They were discovered in 1839 but the technology to use them in products wasn’t really good enough until late last century.

Binaural beats work by playing two slightly different tones, one in each ear. Which means that they will only work properly if you wear headphones.

Because the tones are close together, the brain will actually react as though a much lower tone was being played and will adjust its state accordingly. For instance, if you wanted to get your brain into an Alpha state, which is where REM sleep and dreams typically occur, you would play two tones that were approximately 10 Hz different from each other.

On their own, binaural beats sound as though someone is rapidly switching them on and off. So most commercial tracks will disguise this fairly irritating noise with a soundtrack. This can be something like rain fall or it could be a new age track to get you in a relaxed mood.

So how do they work with our brain?

Essentially, the beats work by inducing the desired state in our brain. It tries to resolve the difference between the beats and, in the process, takes itself down to that particular level.

Our brain has a range of different frequencies that it operates at according to what we are doing at the time. So when we are sleeping, it will be relaxed and generally quiet although there is some variation in frequency between a light sleep which is where we dream and a deep sleep (the Delta state) where our brain is doing the absolute minimum necessary.

By contrast, when you’re being creative your mind is literally buzzing. It’s working at a much higher frequency, either Beta or Gamma depending on exactly how buzzing it is.

The Greek description letters don’t go through in alphabetical order because the different brain states weren’t all discovered at once, so extra letters were added in the newly found gaps.

Do they help with meditation?

Part of the process of meditation is to relax your mind.

Traditionally, this would take years of practice to get to the correct state. Zen monks take most of their lifetime to perfect the process but Westerners like us don’t have the luxury of being able to just concentrate on meditation for the majority of our life, so we need a shortcut.

Various scientists have measured the brain wave frequencies of deep meditators and, since they knew about the ability of binaural beats, decided to experiment.

What they found was that binaural beats could indeed bring about the same meditative state as years of meditation practice. So we’ve got something close to a Western “I want it now” solution.

Some of the original binaural beats meditation systems still took years to get the full benefits but several newer processes have cut that down to six months or less, making them ideal for our often hectic modern life style and still giving us the benefits of meditation.

Check out this binaural beats meditation comparison and find out how you can meditate really deeply in as little as 8 weeks.

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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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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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By Rion Freeberg

Did you know that you can consciously improve your ability to get into deeper states of consciousness by using or leveraging audio meditation?

See a lot of people just use them for that instant relief and unwinding from the end of a long work day, but you can actually use them in a way that helps you to condition deeper and deeper states of relaxation, mindfulness, de-stressing and meditation. You just kind of have to modify your outlook.

Most people don’t see it this way, but it is kind of exciting that you can actually entrain yourself to enter deeper states of consciousness… becoming more conscious of consciousness in a way! Fortunately, audio meditations are already helping you with that process of guiding you into a less-cluttered state.

In many ways, it is easier for beginner and intermediate meditators to use guided audio meditation to help get into those more relaxed, Zen and egoless states of consciousness because they aren’t as conditioned to just be in those states. In a way you really have to work on being ‘out of the condition’ of the ego. You can also use guided meditations that work on heart or sexual consciousness to work on conditioning yourself into more of those zen-like states where you are just ‘being’ and not fettered by the clutter of your mind.

What I teach with Self-Awakening covers a holistic approach to consciousness because you can be egoless in your emotional, sexual, spiritual and physical consciousness (not just spiritual) outside of your thinking states of waking consciousness.

So you can use a more advanced and almost performance-based outlook with spirituality in order to improve your ability to be in deeper states of relaxation. How can you do it?

As you keep going through the same guided audio meditation over days and weeks, try and see how fast you can get into a deep relaxed state as soon as possible. I do recommend using one good audio meditation resource which you can condition to. Each time you go through it, you can kind of gauge where you are at by the time it reaches new words.

Try and take yourself into a more relaxed state every time or at least set a standard of reaching the real effect and intention of the guided audio meditation. All of this becomes more powerful when you take on a greater definition of self where your emotional, sexual, physical and spiritual consciousness (which are all egoless) becomes deepened in your awakening journey. That is very different than an ego-driven definition of self with a quick ‘unwinding’ at the end of the day before you go back to the same stresses of your work to repeat the shallower cycle all over again.

The more you get into spirituality and spending more time in deeper states of consciousness (and there are different ways beyond just zen meditation), the more it will become normal for you to just BE present, de-stressed and more youthful. You’ll actually start living and ‘being’ more in a relaxed, present, zen-like state where the stresses of the world don’t affect you as much. And when you go back into any type of meditation session, being so experienced from your past (conditioning), you’ll be able to more effectively stay and remain in consistent, deeper states. This is very beneficial for your health and wellbeing and your monkey mind ego won’t ‘own’ you as much.

There are plenty of benefits to meditation as you already know and becoming more spiritual with an expanded definition of self as Mind, Body, Heart, Sexiness and Soul will also help your ability to be in deeper states. Fortunately good guided audio meditations like Powerliminals can help you in different areas of consciousness to keep and condition you more into your egoless and greater self experience; fun, free and happy as can be.

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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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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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Meditation and Stress Relief

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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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