The Buddhists say,

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life.”

For many people, the practice of meditation can be quite difficult. Although it seems an easy process, the fact that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts in one day, when we start to meditate and try to quieten the mind, the mind suddenly become vey busy with other thoughts and feelings.

Try and sit in a quiet environment for just for 1 minute and clear your mind, concentrate on your breathing and think about nothing.

Meditating can be described as learning to have a relationship with your true spiritual self. When a person decides to learn meditation, they should understand that it is not classed a form of religion although prayer is a form of meditation, a focus on a specific element whether that be prayer, a flame, a mantra etc. Many practitioners advocate that we should practice twice per day, 20minutes each time but even just a couple of minutes each day, where we just switch off and clear the mind can have significant benefits.

Many people lead such hectic lives, they don’t stop from the moment they awake to the moment they are asleep. At moments in the day when you are rushing around with your mind so full of the tasks you need to complete, just stop, take a step back, take a deep breath or several and allow yourself to refocus and regroup. Make this very short task regular practice and will help hugely in getting through and effectively manage the day.

After your day has finished and you have some quiet time, attempt to meditate, even if it is just for several minutes. Each session will take you one step closer to reaching that spiritual place that really does exist inside you. It will naturally reduces stress and anxiety levels and promote a feeling of healthiness and well-being.

For more information, please read our meditation for beginners guide.

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