Monday, April 18, 2011

Meditate Today

If you don't already practice meditation, today is an excellent day to start. It isn't difficult, and anyone can begin. You can do it just about anywhere, and you don't even need a Buddha statue ;-)
But what if you are of a different faith and aren't sure if meditation "is permitted"? Well- just think of meditation as quiet prayer thoughts. Actually that is just what it is. Of course, like anything there are various forms of meditation, but what really matters is for you to make time for yourself. Meditation can also help you understand your own mind. Meditate to replace negative thoughts with positive ones, and focus on peaceful thoughts. We are meant to be happy, so strive for happiness. I wouldn't dream of trying to explain all aspects of meditation here, but I would like to give one or two tips. Start with the place- somewhere quiet without distractions. Sit comfortably but sit up straight. Then focus on your breathing. Really focus on it, slow, deep breaths. For now, don't over think it. Don't try too hard. Just r-e-l-a-x and be with yourself. Think about positive thoughts- what is good in your life, this world, and that for which you are thankful. Ten to fifteen minutes per day is about right. Give it a whirl. And when you are ready, you can explore the web. Here is one nifty website, although there are literally thousands more out there. But for now, just do this for yourself....

6 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Meditation or what I call my self-biofeedback has gotten me out many stressful situations and gotten rid of mnay an ache or pain. it works.

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Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good morning rick! i saw a commercial on fox news this morning for your product and the skateboarding doggie went wild! so cute!

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Jeni said...

Although the only time I spend doing absolutely nothing but what would be termed "meditating" is when I finally put myself to bed at night (or in the wee hours of the morning as it generally turns out to be) and I say my daily prayers for family, friends and thoughts on how to try to improve or change the aspects of my life I view as being detrimental, I do often find the quiet time I spend doing my needlework projects allows me ample opportunity to think about the prayers I reiterate before going to sleep. For me, it's a good way to try to find ways to implement those thoughts and maybe in some small way, bring them to fruition.

KathyA said...

Good post, Rick. Meditation, yoga -- it's all good and so healthy for us!

A Lewis said...

You've reminded me why I miss going to my yoga classes so much. Sigh.

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