Meditation is a very simple technique to clear your mind, go inward, reflect, relax, and connect with yourself and your calmness.
This practice can really make it so that you have the Power to slow down things as they come so you can handle them more efficiently while also helping you learn about yourself.
You will realize that learning to remain calm is a superpower.
For someone who has never Meditated, there are some barriers to get started, just like with everything else, doubts, shame, limiting beliefs, etc.
The easiest way to get started with Meditation I have found, is to make it what works for you. Start small, and it will evolve overtime.
Do not go research how to be the greatest meditator of all times, or how to be good at it, or how to do it properly.
Don’t get caught up on the beliefs that meditation is for example keeping your mind blank at all times and that if thoughts come to your mind or you start thinking of something then you are failing at the practice.
You need to accept and learn from what happens when you do it. The goal should be to practice, not to do it perfectly.
The goal should be to learn, to calm, to reflect, to be present, to be the observer of your thoughts and to separate yourself from your mind, to understand that you are not your thoughts, and you are not your Mind.
If your body is a car, your mind is not the driver, it is the steering wheel, and you are the driver behind the wheel. You control your mind.
Make it what you want it to be for yourself.
In my case, I have made meditation one of my daily habits and it creates great benefits.
These are some of the Principles I have developed towards meditation:
- Find a meditation that inspires you.
- Make it a daily habit.
- Make it a learning opportunity.
- Find the right time to do it.
- Avoid falling asleep when doing it.
There are many kinds of meditations available, but I can recommend Oprah and Deepak Chopra 21 Day Challenges which you can also buy from their store with different teaching themes.