Meditation Help – Quiet the Mind and Enjoy It!

Meditation helps in several different ways which depend on your intention and reason for meditating. The benefits from meditation can be felt or experienced within just a few days of beginning a meditation practice. There are three different areas of our lives that meditation helps us improve: Physical, Mental/Emotional, and Spiritual. Meditation affects the mind … Continue reading “Meditation Help – Quiet the Mind and Enjoy It!”

Meditation helps in several different ways which depend on your intention and reason for meditating. The benefits from meditation can be felt or experienced within just a few days of beginning a meditation practice.

There are three different areas of our lives that meditation helps us improve: Physical, Mental/Emotional, and Spiritual.

Meditation affects the mind by quieting the mental chatter. It is hard to be fully aware of our bodies and environment when we have too much mental chatter, worries, concerns, etc. A quiet mind is a happy mind. It’s a mind at peace. This is what meditation does and contrary to what most people think it is not about going blank and thinking nothing. The mind being clear is more about actually feeling what you are experiencing and being aware of it.

There are many different tips and techniques you can utilize such as using a candle in order to focus on the flame or using meditation guided audios or even just soft pleasant music.

It’s about paying attention to one thing, instead of having a million thoughts flowing through your mind. Even if you feel like you do not succeed at quieting the mind, if you are taking time to pay attention to one thing, you are receiving a significant benefit from your meditation. Your mind is slowing down. Believing anyone can go from having hundreds of thoughts in a minute to having absolutely no thoughts, immediately is ridiculous. So the idea is to slow your thoughts, and eventually become clear and focused. You can sit and concentrate on how your breath feels to enter and exit your body. Do not try to change your breath just feel how it feels as you breathe. Pay attention, can you feel your lungs expand? How does air feel going into your nose? How does your body feel? Focusing on these things start making you pay attention to feeling your body or experiencing the sensations in your body, which means your mind is not thinking as much or having as many thoughts. Even if you have a few, you are having significantly less!!! This is exactly the purpose of meditation or I should say the reason people meditate.

This is what leads to other benefits. Such as the physical benefits, your body starts relaxing, your muscles relax, your blood pressure lowers, your immune system gets a boost. Emotionally you become more come, and then anxiety and stress are lessened. When your mind is going a millions miles an hour it is almost impossible to hear anything else other than the constant bombardment of our own thoughts, Meditations helps Spiritually as well because your mind is quieter you have more space to connect to whatever higher power you believe in. But remember all of these benefits are all because you are slowing down the mind.

Slowing the mind can be done enjoyably. Actually it is most beneficial when you enjoy the process. Meditation helps with hundreds of symptoms and can provide more benefit than you can imagine. Try different mediation techniques. Hopefully this has helped you see that meditation is not just sitting quietly with your eyes closed.

ANYTHING that slows your mind and quiets the mind is meditation. You can even walk and focus on every little movement in your body. That is meditation. There are thousands of techniques to use in order to meditate. Have FUN with it.

Meditation – Does it Matter If It’s Spiritual?

Regular meditation has been proven to help lower blood pressure, boost immune system function, reduce chronic pain and more. But does it matter if it’s spiritual meditation? Recent research suggests that it does. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center compared the effectiveness of secular and spiritual meditation techniques for the treatment of migraines, and found that those who engaged in spiritual meditation experienced a greater reduction in their migraines and related symptoms than those who didn’t.

For the study, published in the August 2008 Journal of Behavioral Medicine, a group of migraine-sufferers, all of whom had never meditated before, was divided into four groups. Each group was taught a different meditation technique, three of which were considered secular and one spiritual. The spiritual group was told to focus on a spiritual phrase such as ‘God is love’ or ‘God is peace.’ Two other groups focused on either an internal secular phrase, such as ‘I am happy’ or ‘I am joyful’, or an external secular phrase, such as ‘grass is green’ or ‘sand is soft.’ The fourth group was taught a progressive muscle relaxation technique.

All participants meditated for 20 minutes a day for one month. At the end of the month, all four groups reported a decrease in the frequency of their headaches, as was expected based on past research. But those in the spiritual meditation group reported the greatest decrease, and also demonstrated an increase in their pain tolerance. In addition, they reported fewer feelings of depression or anxiety when they did experience headaches, and a greater sense of overall well-being.

The researchers postulate a number of different reasons for the difference. Previous studies have indicated that individuals with faith in a benevolent higher power handle stress of any type better, and so the spiritual meditation techniques chosen may have helped the participants tap into these feelings. The sense of trust implicit in religious faith appears to serve as an immediate ‘stress-buster’ when an individual focuses on it. Spiritual meditation also appears to boost an individual’s internal sense of confidence and control, thus impacting their ability to respond to both stress and pain.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear that all meditation might not be created equal, and that the benefits of meditation are not only about deep-breathing. Our spiritual beliefs may play just as big of a role in impacting our ability to handle stress, and thus our health. For more information on this study, check out this abstract in the National Institutes of Health database (the full report is available for a fee.)

Seekers of Spiritual Meditation – Strategies to Help You Acquire Healing Power

You seekers of spiritual power through meditation keep changing schools and books and barely reach the spiritual experiences of meditation and spiritual development. Here are some spiritual thoughts to give support for growth in their thoughts.

Many people come to share with me who have lost a lot of money, time and life in school to seeking spiritual power and books read and books for meditation, spiritual power, but reaches no experience. Now he feels this is a fraud and nothing more. This applies to applicants for moderate spiritual power through thought practice. They have no patience and want an immediate evolution in the preliminary stages of the practice.

Fundamentals of spirituality growth through the practice of meditation.

1. Mild, medium and high meditation is the difference in the experience of spiritual power and spiritual growth through the practice of spiritual meditation. People who make a moderate amount of practice of spiritual meditation is bound to be slow to evolution through the experience of spiritual meditation.

2. Small, medium and large attachment to worldly goods and subjects make a difference in the experience of growth through the practice of meditation. The researcher of power, which is more attached to worldly goods and topics may be slow to experience the evolution through the practice of meditation.

3. Mild, moderate and intense dedication to the pride and the idea of individualism that makes the difference in the experience of meditation practice. Applicants with a strong commitment with pride and the idea of individualism , are slower to experience the practice of meditation.

4. Number mild, moderate and strong effects of power will be spiritual growth through the practice of meditation. The growth of the candidates who have the desire to be thin , have to be slow to power through the experience of meditation.

5. The light, medium and large amount of faith in the meditation is the difference in the experience of spiritual growth through the practice of spiritual meditation. An applicant who has bad faith , believe in meditation, is bound to be slow to spiritual evolution through the experience of meditation

following applicants thought and growth through meditation practice is generally slow and requires patience.

1. Sickness or disease in the body due to physical problems.
2. The lack of interest. The mental laziness or apathy is due to the weakness of the mind.
3. Doubt or hesitation of nature. It will continue to generate thoughts in the discussion.
4. Carelessness or negligence of nature.
5. Idleness or laziness, because of physical weakness. That makes the body heavy and lifeless and the state of inertia.
6. Checking defect in the physical senses.
7. Misconceptions or living in illusions.
8. Disability what we have achieved.
9. Inability to monitor progress in deep meditation.

In the above situation, the applicant has not come looking for quick results. It must review its lack of action to address.