The Peace of Mind Meditation Experience
When starting to meditate for the first time, many people have no idea what they might experience – they tend to think that meditating is for relaxation only and that is often the prime reason people come to learn this quietening practice. In fact, it is so very much more than that.
Peace of Mind Meditation affects you physically, mentally and spiritually, involving and relaxing your entire being. You will be fully awake, yet you will surrender into the quietening state of a different dimension of consciousness, by tuning into silence.
We encourage you to meditate sitting in a comfortable chair and in an upright position, arms and legs uncrossed and with your feet firmly on the ground. Choose a warm environment and make sure you have unplugged/turned off your phones and that everyone else in your household knows not to disturb you for the next 30 minutes.
The meditation starts with a whole-body guided relaxation technique and with your eyes closed; then we ask that you push out your thoughts and focus on what you can see behind your closed eyes. To explain a little further, when you close your eyes you may see darkness, but that is not all. If you look further, you will see that there is a three-dimensional depth; and what about pushing out your thoughts? How do you do that? Well when you are in a cinema looking at a blank screen, you do not use your mind to make something appear on that screen. In fact, you have pushed out your busy mind and are waiting for something to present to you; and so it is with this form of meditation. Pushing your mind back is not switching off your brain, but you are allowing yourself respite from the ‘monkey-mind’, the nagging mind, the ‘to-do list’ which plays constantly in our minds. The more you practice the more the internal chitchat that so often rules our lives, actions, moods, thoughts and behaviour, decreases.
When you surrender into the healing silence, you may see colours and images. Many people experience some physical sensations too. All these things are positive and healing.
We recommend that the practice of daily meditation becomes a healthy part of your life – a tool for your life. Confidence and healthy levels of self-esteem increase with meditation. You gain and strengthen your sense of self. You become supremely comfortable with this and the regular practice enables all kinds of positive conditions too, including as examples, resolving emotional imbalances, de-stressing and increased physical healing being a direct result. Meditation is not a cure-all, it does not change what life throws at us but, through its deep quietening at soul level, it gives us the tool with which to better manage our lives.
Meditating for 30 minutes may, to begin with, feel a little laboured. For some busy people the very act of sitting still without doing anything and fitting yet another task into an already overcrowded schedule, can feel like a trial yet just as with learning anything new, it is the regular practice and application that then makes it become as much a part of your day as cleaning your teeth.
Being tired or too busy are not good enough excuses not to meditate! Studies show that the art and practice of regular meditation increases mental and physical energy levels, thus making us more efficient in our daily lives! You can successfully meditate on a train, bus, plane, park bench, beach, or in your garden.
MEDITATION IS A TOOL FOR LIFE
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