How to Meditate

Let me start by saying that up until about 14 months ago I really didn’t have a clue about what mediation really was and why we should be doing it regularly. In fact, I wrote a post way back in Jan 2012 where I spoke about how meditation really wasn’t as easy as it seemed and how I was determined not to let it beat me but the long and the short of it is that, at that time, it did beat me and I didn’t attempt it again until early in 2014. You can read the 2012 post here.

It’s funny looking back at the post now because, after 14 months of meditating, I realise that back then I was going about it in the wrong way and I think a lot of people have the same problem.

Misguided Notions About How To Meditate

I believe many people have misguided notions about how meditation should be done. They think that, in order to meditate ‘properly’, you must sit perfectly still with crossed legs or, even worse, in the Lotus Position with upturned palms and the thumbs touching the middle finger. They think there has to be complete silence and that you have to clear your mind of all thoughts. There must be no distractions and you have to concentrate on a candle with your third eye and your chakras have to be balanced and …and … Don’t get me wrong. I’m not mocking any form of meditation and that is how some higher levels of meditation should be done but at the level that most of us ordinary mortals want to do it, none of that is necessary.

Once you learn to how to meditate you can do it almost anywhere and at any time. I do have to add in the obligatory health and safety warning here; never meditate whilst driving a car or operating heavy machinery. However, if you do try to meditate whilst carrying out either of those tasks – you probably should be in line for a Darwin Award. Those of you not familiar with the Darwin Awards can find out more about them by clicking here.

So, here are my quick and easy steps to mastering meditation.

It really is that easy and gets easier with practice. Give it a try. The benefits are huge but that’s a whole other post.

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