Meditation - It only works if we do

It only works if we do

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditation - It only works if we do

 

Meditation helps us to create a happy, healthy and peaceful life that is good for ourselves and good for others. It calms and quietens our minds and helps us to be less reactive. But it only works if we do. In other words we have to put in the effort to start and then to establish a daily meditation practice. Once a week is better than nothing but it’s nowhere near enough if we want to truly master our minds. And of course it’s important to find the type of meditation that we’re comfortable with. My personal preference is Vipassana, however you might prefer a guided meditation, a mantra based practice or a visualisation practise.

So long as you’re consistent then the benefits will come. But there is one thing to beware of. Try not to crave after a particular type of outcome eg bliss, divine guidance, or anything else. You’re simply meditating and what comes is simply what comes.

 

 

Take time

Take time to reflect
 on what you’re really here for

 

Take time to reflect

 

Take Time

Take time to think;

It is the source of power.

Take time to read;

It is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to play;

It is the secret to staying young.

Take time to be quiet;

It is the opportunity to seek God.

Take time to be aware;

It is the opportunity to help others.

Take time to love and be loved;

It is God’s greatest gift.

Take time to laugh;

It is music to the soul.

Take time to be friendly;

It is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream;

It is what the future is made of.

Take time to pray;

It is the greatest power on earth.

Author Unknown

 

I love this poem. I recently found a hand-written copy tucked away in my filing cabinet. I can’t remember copying it! So it is probably 30 years old and it spoke to me then as it speaks to me now. Time is one resource that we get to choose how it is spent. How will you spend your time today?

Wishing you a wonderful 2017 and beyond.

 

positive vibrations

Positive Vibrations

 

Meditation Tip

 

positive vibrations

 

We have talked about meditating in the same place and at the same time in order to help develop a routine and to mentally prepare for meditation.

Another important benefit of doing this is the build up of positive vibrations in that space. Over time these vibrations will help your mind to settle more quickly.

You will also find that when you sit on your cushion or chair you look forward to meditating.

 

 

It takes time

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditation takes time

 

Be realistic with the amount of time you set aside for daily meditation. Meditation is neither a torture test nor a marathon. It’s okay to start with 10 minutes each day and then slowly build up to whatever length of time feels comfortable for you. Remember that you are re-training your brain and that this takes time, persistence and patience.