Meditation Tips for Beginners: Concentrative Meditation

While there are many forms of meditation, a state of mind involving acceptance and awareness, there are a few main categories. One of them is concentrative meditation which has been practiced for hundreds of years. In concentrative meditation, the objective is to focus your attention on a particular object. It may be an image, a flame, your breath or perhaps a sound. It takes some training and dedication. You need to calm your mind and become grounded. One of the favoured concentrative meditation in the West is the Transcendental Meditation. Often when we begin this type of meditation, we concentrate on our breath. We may deviate from concentrating but can always come back to it. It has been said that this meditation can invoke feelings of true bliss. Ways it can enhance our daily life include helping you focus better as it corrects your mental state. Zazen or Breathing Concentration Zazen has long been used in the Buddhist practice. It…

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How to Find Your Peaceful Spot

Having a space where you can reflect on your earthly desires and centre yourself is a powerful way to keep yourself balanced. Your peaceful spot nurtures the mind, body and soul and here you are free to do and think whatever you want. Whatever is missing in your life, you can find it in the space you create for yourself. We all need a safe place where we can allow ourselves to stop completely and be mindful of our lives. Create A Peaceful Spot You may find your spot in your home especially during cold months. There is likely a space you feel most comfortable in so it won’t be too difficult to choose your space. Feng Shui suggests you remove clutter from the space you choose and add things that bring you peace. Creating a space where all the senses are nurtured could include gentle music or incense sticks of your choice. The space should be darker without too…

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What do You really want in Life?

Have you ever asked yourself the deep questions to gain insight into who you are? What do you want from life? Are you artistic or are you an analyzer? Through our childhood and adolescence, we develop in order to get comfortable with adulthood. We hit the ground running with responsibilities and the evolving of ourselves. We work on our careers and our financial advancements while our souls’ needs are put on the backburner. It is often thought by spiritual leaders that we walk around with masks on. We are programmed to be someone that is accepted in society and often we are rewarded in return. If you are one of the fortunate ones who lives life in truth then you know the meaning of life. This is the highest reward you can ever hope for. Ask Questions & Reflect It’s a journey to find out who you are and you may require guidance along the way. Once you begin to…

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If you read just one quote today, read this one

This is so important that we should take some time today or tomorrow to really think about it. Are we living the life we want to live? Are we happy? I mean, are we truly happy? Are we living in the present? Or are we busy being worried about the future, regretting the past? Are we so busy planning our future that we just exist but not live today? Or have we turned into the “gonna” people? Yes, I am gonna take months off to travel the world, once the right time has come, once the kids are out, when I am retired… Likely this will never happen. Swap this travel dream for another one, everyone has dreams. Dreams are there to be chased after, not just to be there. You are the architect of your own life. You design your life. You ALWAYS have a choice. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it by living someone else’s life.…

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Live For Now

One of the biggest secrets to a happy life is to be in the moment you are in. What happened yesterday doesn’t exist in your present moment. If you’re thinking of yesterday’s moment and what you “could have” done, you’re not doing what you can do in this moment. The past moments whether good or bad can’t touch you unless you let them. The future doesn’t need be thought of because it’s unknown. It’s only now that you can be grateful, generous, happy and reactive. ♥ This moment is your life and your destiny, so embrace it fully. ♥  

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