Meditation is an art of the Divine. No, I am not making this up; if you encounter a man who is into the consistent mode of Meditation, there is one thing which will make him stand out from the rest, and that is ‘vibrations’ or how the Gen X calls it today “the vibe”! Sitting quietly, and building up patience are not the only things that are expected out of Meditation sessions but generating the feeling of kindness, love, and peace contributes to better mental health too. Researchers claim that Meditation has the potential of more than just a temporary relief.
Here is a Meditation tip by Paramahansa Yogananda which is excerpted from the book ‘Conversations with Yogananda by Swami Kriyananda’ (ref: www.ananda.org ) :
“Do not be anxious if you don’t have meditative experiences. The path to God is not a circus! Don’t even be anxious about such fruits of meditation as inner joy and peace. Everything will come in time. Meanwhile, consider meditation, too, as a form of karma yoga: an action without desire for the fruits of action. Meditate above all to please your higher self, not your ego.”
To reach any goal, it is crucial to increase your focus and concentration. Make space for contentment and positive reactions. Activate your senses and heighten your awareness with the sincere efforts of focusing in the present with Meditation. It is advised to consult a Yoga teacher for guidance as there are many ways to execute a meditation practice, not just one, so take the plunge to find out your method.
Here are 5 ways to practice Meditation
Other than the mentioned practices, various Meditation forms are practiced today like Metta Meditation, Kundalini Meditation, Chakra Meditation, Third Eye Meditation, Tantra Meditation, Pranayama Meditation and so on. The aim of each form is common, that is, to offer mental peace and spiritual freedom.
Self-inquiry through Meditation is required to live a contented life. All you have to do is to give ‘at least’ 15-20 minutes of your daily time to Meditation. Notice the changes and make sure that once you reach that state of a peaceful mind, you don’t let it slip away by keeping Meditation in the backseat. Keep practicing, keep evolving, and stay healthy.