What is meditation and how to meditate

What is (actually) meditation and how to meditate – for newbies

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state, according to Wikipedia. If you’d like to learn more and see how you can easily meditate, keep reading.

Here you will find 4 easy ways on how to start meditating. You can pick your Meditation guide at the bottom, just scroll down. And, I’m also going to boost your confidence if you keep giving up. So keep reading.

As human consciousness is rising with all awakenings happening around the globe, spiritual practices are starting to develop, more with each day. If you have never been meditating, I am 200% sure you’ve heard about it. And if you’re here reading this, I know you are ready to dive in deeper. Let me just drop a few truth bombs before I get to the point.

Busting the myths

If you’re thinking meditation is religiously based, let me wipe the fears away. Meditation has developed itself and was accepted in numerous religious traditions and it has been given to us by something/someone ‘larger’ than us (you can call it evolution as well), for most religions are based on or rely on or do celebrate something/someone larger than humans. Gods may have been human ‘based’, but did have superhuman powers unreachable to mortals.

But, it took one onward, advanced human, like Jesus, Buddha, Einstein, Tesla, Osho or Dispenza (you gotta notice (and love) this chronology) to discover a technique that has brought him awareness//clarity/tranquility – a gift that he/she has received from God/gods//Universe/consciousness. The Source.

And it took just another human being who was willing to accept the thought that this practice can change you for better, and the thing was spread. That’s it. It took one man and one follower to start with.

So, religions have been taking meditation into practice, as Wikipedia explains, ‘often as part of the path towards enlightenment and self realization’. But it could have easily been a forest walk as well if it were to have such an impact.

You see where I’m going with this? Don’t think you shouldn’t be developing a practice that is making people thrive and prosper in many areas, only because you might hurt or betray circumstances in which you have been raised in.

It’s just like swimming. Someone had to learn it first, show others it’s possible, convince it was usable and making good and from then it was spread. Let’s say that swimming was forbidden for women in your religion or belief system of any sort, that wouldn’t change the fact that swimming was good and beneficial, right?

Different meditation practices

When I was getting introduced to meditation, slowly through my own evolution, I thought that everybody was meditating the same way. Lotus pose, palms up, thumb and forefinger pressing up against each other. And I had no idea what was going on inside.

But, hey, it took me many years to get to know what is meditation all about. I was trying for many years, once a year, sitting in an awkward position, being able to feel only every bit of itching, straining, itching again, and again, and again, pain (due to the awkward position) and I would give up. Every time. Until this year.

What I have learned in time, is that there are different kinds of meditation, exactly as a different kind of yoga or diet. I might be simplifying this, but I want you to understand that there is no universal way of how to do anything. There are teachers, coaches, and guides, there are techniques, tricks and tips, there are steps to follow.

But to learn a skill, you must try and fail until you grow. Night and day, Sun and Moon, seasons and years, and voilà, there you go. Now you have a skill. Any kind of skill. Through practice and integration. When you’re in it long enough, you develop your own sense, your own version, your own vision. And then you start playing with it. Just like cooking.

What has changed for me?

I love internet. I love the fact that I can get my hands on every piece of information I am looking for, ask for help, find a solution, get inspired, learn and expand in any way possible, available within the reach of my fingertips. We are truly blessed to be living now. We have all that it takes to start living the life we wish for, the life we desire and deserve. Others have done it, you have seen it and all that is keeping you step further from it is – a decision.

So, I decided. I have seen so many inspiring souls throughout the globe sharing and spreading their wisdom and experience on this subject, as well as many others related, and I have decided to do it myself. If they can do it, I can do it. If so many are talking about it and making a change, there must be something about it.

I have decided that from now on, I will meditate. No matter how good or bad I am, no matter if successful or not. It doesn’t matter if I know how to do it or not. It must be like swimming, I thought. You can keep watching from the shore, if you don’t get wet yourself, you can preach about it but you will never learn how to do it.

So, you decide. Meditation is truly a path of self-realization, self-discovery, and enlightenment. It opens up your heart, expands your mind and widens your knowledge without reading any books or consuming any content from the outside. Meditation brings you to the source of everything that is, and it is within you. And when you decide you want to follow this path, you show up every day as the one who meditates.

You believe that you meditate, you act as you meditate. Remember, you don’t have to wait for a year of daily meditation so you can say out loud ‘I meditate’. You are allowed to say you’re meditating even if you did it twice. Unsuccessfully.

And I don’t mean fake it until you make it. (That counts also). I mean, you saying it, you thinking about it, you diving into it will bring more of it into your life. You are creating space and giving yourself permission to do it, and therefore, you are becoming it. The one who meditates.

Practice makes perfect and this is how you do it

Or as I prefer it in German, Übung macht den Meister. I love that language, can’t help it. Anyway, it doesn’t have to lead you to perfect, but it will for sure take you to progress. That’s what I’m aiming for. Progress.

You start once, you feel uncomfortable perhaps, but you continue. You still don’t know what good it brings, but you show up again. The next day, the same. You still have no clue about it, but you are determent. You have decided, remember?

It doesn’t have to be daily but make it weekly. Once a week. Twice. 5 times. Whatever suits you, your lifestyle and circumstances. Make it regular. Show up and practice. It is a practice, after all. Don’t feel bad if you don’t make it, if you don’t feel it, just keep going. Eventually, you will find ease and fulfillment in it, and you will be finding your way of creating space to go meditate regularly.

4 easy ways on how to meditate – free & downloadable

I have created a little guide on 4 ways how to meditate that you can print out and put it somewhere visible to get reminded every day. When you actually see it, the more easier will it be to decide.

To download it, just click the button below and you will download it right away. It’s a one-sheet pdf file, and I did my best to make it look motivating and inspiring.

Thank you for reading. If you liked it, comment below, recommend to a friend or share on social media. It means a lot!

My love to you,

Marina

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