How do you mediate the right way? Dose anybody know? It never seems to work for me…help!?
Like I’ll get it all quit and dark in my room and just sit on my bed…but I really can’t get relaxed fully, like I can sit there and I’ll almost trick myself into thinking that I’m relaxing and accually mediating, but I don’t think I’m getting anything out of it….
Suggestion by kay_flood
you aren’t trying to mediate, you are trying to meditate, and meditation just means you must be willing to sit quietly and simply listen, listen to your breath, listen to all the sounds around you, listen to random thoughts but don’t hold onto them, it’s about making yourself empty and receptive.
Suggestion by Caitlin F
An easy way to meditate is to use one of Kelly Howell’s guided meditations which you can get as a CD or on iTunes. Her meditations are set to music that stimulates certain kinds of brainwaves that are conducive to meditation. I’ve used a lot of her stuff — it’s pretty awesome. Just look up Kelly Howell on iTunes or check out her website at http://www.brainsync.com.
Suggestion by M. G. C.
Actually, there is no “right way”… The big thing is to find a way to quiet your mind. If you are like me, it is running the mental to do list whenever I try to sit quietly. You might try to deliberately slow and deepen your breathing, and just count the breaths. (one … breath in, two… breath out) and rather than get hung up on “how high can I count” just continue with the one/two. When your thoughts turn to other things, just gently return to the counted breathing.
Another thought. There are some essential oils and/or incenses traditionally used in different spiritual paths as aids to meditation. Perhaps a few drops of Frankincense Oil, in an aromalamp might help you. You can watch the candle flame, and the frankincense will work on your parasympathetic nervous system to slow and deepen the breathing, making it easier for you to approach a “semi-trance” state. The important thing to remember is that there is no really right or wrong way to begin.
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*What genre is the book Looking Beyond, by James Van Praagh?
i know it’s non-fiction but what’s the more detailed genre? Thank you!
Suggestion by Sandy
It’s a self-help book.
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