IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU TO HAVE A MEDITATION PRACTICE? When there's options like music or wine, or other ways to de-stress, meditation makes the difference between checking out or checking in. There's definitely a need for chilling out in the variety of ways that exist. Meditation has a specifically different purpose that also can be considered de-stressing and another form of chilling out. The main difference that the rest are not meant to address is the need to check in with the inner voice and connect there in specific ways for guidance or self-healing.
A Basic Daily meditation practice is not so much a concern with finding the perfect time and form. There are so many ways to meditate. There are many ways to enhance this intuitive practice. A basic meditation is to make a quiet connection to your body and soul that shapes your world. Just a few minutes a day can lead to a life that is incredibly different. It is a deep listening, intuitive interaction with the Soul or Source. Beyond any other life-changing practice meditation is the base for the rest...no question. Hands down.
Far beyond the law of attraction, the law of connection gives balance, guidance and satisfaction. A firm, steady, awareness of your natural source of intuition, energy, love and direction happens when consistently establishing the connection to your source - noticed in many ways when you know how it works for you.
THREE MEDITATION BASICS
Know your touchpoints. A set time for meditation can be just what you need. The time is not as important as the connection. A touchpoint that makes you more easily begin to meditate is what it takes to make it part of daily living. Maybe is sitting in bed first thing in the morning or before sleep at night. It might be that cup of tea in the morning or a particularly stressful time you have each day. Sometimes early is best. Others might find a break during work is more consistent. As long as you know you won't be bothered for a few minutes, it really doesn't matter where. Setting the day and getting yourself set is what matters.
Have your place. At least one space that is prepared to support you with a variety of practices is important to keep a long-term, effective use of meditation going. What needs to be in that space? Whatever sights, sounds, scents, meditation cards, seating or other supports make the difference for you. Sometimes it's a vision scrapbook that gets the feelings of numbness to release. No need to fuss much about technique or style. Most of the time, you already have what you need. You'll know when you practice with a variety of options. You'll find your way. Want to know about more practices? When you are ready to explore try Meditationshere.
Do what it takes in the physical setting to move things along. All meditation begins and ends with the same thing. Breathing. It is the shift that makes a quick connection to body and soul in a different way. Attention can go within. What has been going on can more easily release for a bit. The deeper or more focused the breathing the better. Follow your breath in through your nose and deep into the belly, back out through the mouth until you feel a shift, a bit of release. Observe what you feel from there. What happens can be a variety of activities or options that are discovered by you personally. Knowing those options, going through a little trial and error, and finding your consistent way to gain a firm, consistent, steady connection is the whole point. A variety of daily practices are available. Know what works for you for which circumstances to moves things along and make the connection with guidance and self-healing that works for you.
Noticing is what you'll get really good at. It's where the big difference meditation begins to make in your whole life. Once you get started with a few minutes a day, there are ways that the practice that is set will continue to assist at different points. Repeat this process. It will begin to happen instantly as needed. All practices, including meditation, are there to be practiced because they have proven to you that they are effective for making the small changes in the day that make the big difference in where you are going and what you choose. That's it. It's simple. Breathe, become aware of practices that work for where you are at during this time and begin.