The Tools: Meditation

I’ve written about meditation before. I love meditation. It is easily one of the most difficult things to do, and yet it’s so simple. The purpose of meditation is to clear your mind of negative thoughts. If you’re like me (and the majority of humans) the second you close your eyes, you hear this little voice in your head. This voice tells you all about the stuff you said or did wrong. It’s quite helpful with supplying what you should have done or should have said. This voice may even say things like, “I’m so stupid. Why do I even bother? No one likes me.” Yeah, this voice refers to itself as ‘I.’

This little voice creates BIG problems. Self doubt. Lack of self confidence. Plus, other negative thoughts. Meditation helps one cope with this voice. Yeah, it can still sneak up on you, but at least you’ll have a weapon to use against it.

First rule of meditation: Don’t drive (or walk) and meditate. Surprise. I bet you had something else in mind for the rule, didn’t ya? Like you have to breathe a certain way, or sit in a certain position? Nope. You don’t have to count how many breathes you take. How is that relaxing? I’d be too busy wondering if I had exhaled when I was to inhale. Just breathe. You can sit in whatever position is comfy for you.  Or stand. Or lay on the bed, couch, or floor. My hubs meditates in the tub. Wherever. You don’t have to have your hands in a certain position. Just be relaxed and comfy. You can listen to music or enjoy the silence. Plus the music doesn’t have to instrumental. It can be rock-n-roll, heavy metal, or grunge. Or heck, even country. Whatever you enjoy.

Remember, this is about you. You don ‘t have to ‘pay’ someone to lead you through a meditation. Just relax, get comfy, and strive for silence in your head. Cause, that little voice is gonna pipe up and once it does, tell it to shut up. Go away. Curse at it if you wanna. I personally use the word, clear. Sometimes I only have to say it once, sometimes I say it multiple times.

I’d suggest meditating for a few minutes, at least twice a day. I meditate in the morning and before bed. Sometimes I sneak in a few minutes during breaks at work. Do it whenever you need to.

Clearing the mind of negativity gives positive thoughts more room in your head.

 

Be True to Yourself

 

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