Meditation to find inner peace
In cultures all over the world, over many thousands of years people have become aware that we as humans may have a deeper purpose in life, and to seek out this purpose we must look with in our souls to find it. How do we do this? With meditation!
Meditation has been practiced for centuries it is believed by practicing meditation you will find something with in your self you may have never thought was there. You may find a purpose, a meaning to whom you are, a sense that no matter how much we feel we don't belong, really we do. Meditation brings us home; it brings us to a deep living that can fill you with unknowing pleasure and satisfaction. In meditation one can find peace and self worth.
Of course meditation takes practice and hard work, you can not simply sit down and begin to meditate and expect you'll feel like a million bucks ten minutes later. In fact meditation, true meditation can take years and years to learn. It is said that Buddhist monks can actually have out of body experiences when reached what they call the ‘enlightenment,' during meditation, of course those Buddhist monks spend hours upon hours meditating each day.
Meditation can be dangerous for some, it can have physiological effects on some. It is said that a state can be reached that is similar to taking LSD or mescaline. The truth is you won't reach such a state if meditation is practiced with intelligence and responsibility, it may give you a sense of reality you never felt before, like one may feel when on those chemical drugs; this is a natural reaction and chances are you will never reach such a level until your mind and body are ready for it.
So now how do you begin to meditate, how do you begin finding your path to inner peace, it's simple; find a quiet place in your home or yard, get comfortable. You may sit, lie down or stand up what ever is more comfortable for you, personally I like to close my eyes but again the choice is yours. Now, take in deep breaths, breathe on through your nose and out through your mouth. ( take note that if you begin to feel light headed at any point stop immediately...you may need to eat or drink something, if it persists visit your doctor to see if meditation is safe for you.)
For each breath out count, "one" "two" for the second, "three" for the third count to four then start again. This may sound easy but it is harder then you think. Sitting still and concentrating on one thing and one thing only can be very difficult; thoughts will find their way in and when they do gently remind your self of your task and begin again. Try this for about ten minutes a day, use a quiet timer or have a clock placed where you can see it without having to move your head or body. Your body should be relax and calm with out movement.
To reach your goals what ever they are you must practice at least four times a week if not everyday. Training your mind control, not only will give you a better sense of control over yourself but it will help you in your daily life. By practicing meditation we can learn to better control our anger and our choices, you will find you feel more connected to the world and those who you have in your life, you may feel a quiet happiness that wasn't there before. Meditation brings us home to a place we belong, find inner peace and enjoy life for all that it has to offer. So when life fills you with a whirl wind of craziness, sit down, relax and take a few deep breaths.