Meditation is a very beautiful practice that can improve the quality of your life and your health biznillah. Meditating is about focusing, de-stressing, and trying to look at the big picture. These are your goals when you are meditating.Here are some tips to help you meditate better. Watch out, once you get the hang of it, meditation can be very addicting!
Make a meditation space for yourself. It should be quiet, clutter free, and peaceful. Experiment and find the space that best helps you focus and puts you at ease. Some people might like a closed room, others might like to be on a boat in the middle of a lake. Everyone is different, so find the place that helps you focus best.
Make yourself comfortable while you are meditating. Some people might be comfortable in a yoga pose resting on a mat, while others would find it comfortable to be lying in the grass staring at the clouds. It just depends on you. Also, don’t try meditating when you are hungry or have to go to the bathroom or you have a long list of errands to do.
Pick a time of the day that is quiet and peaceful. Some really good times for meditating are in the early morning and in the last third of the night. These times are quiet, and your mind is more clear, uncluttered and fresh. However, everyone is different, so pick the time that is best for you.
Try doing a brain dump. You might want to keep a pencil and paper near you so if you get any distracting thoughts, such as “Oh, I forgot to get milk at the grocery store,” then you can write it down on the paper. Once you have written it down, try to clear it from your mind. You might get a lot of distracting thoughts at the beginning, but don’t get discouraged, and keep trying. Meditation is an art and needs to be practiced.
Try to live as simply as is possible for you. Everyone is not going to be able to live in a cabin in the woods surviving off nuts and berries. However, you should be able to find something that is unnecessary and can be cut out of your life to make more room for meditating. Try to reduce wants as much as possible and just go after your needs as much as you can. This will free up your time and your brain making it easier for you to focus.
Ask yourself questions that are important to you. Here are some example questions to get you started:
“What am I running toward?”
“Is what I am running after worth the effort and time that I am putting into it?”
“What is the purpose of my existence?”
“How can I make my life more simpler and more pleasant?”
“Am I happy?”
“How can I find happiness?”
“What did I do right today?”
“What did I do wrong today?”
“How could I have handled situations better?”
I think that you will find that mediating is a very useful practice for de-stressing, and making life more pleasant. Also it can help you find your inner peace and spirituality biznillah. Inner peace is something very valuable, and it is worth at least a little of our time and effort