Many people have trouble finding inner peace. If you aren’t at peace with yourself, it can be very hard to have a good day. You’ll be in a bad mood the whole day and everything will seem to irritate you. In order to get rid of the negative energy, you need to find out what the root of the problem is. Maybe it’s something somebody said about you that has put you in such a bad place. Or maybe it’s a lack of confidence. Meditation can help you process what is going on in your mind and let go of the negativity. A lot of people would like to try meditation, but they think it’s a complicated process that takes a long time to get good at.
In actuality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Meditating is very simple and can be done by anyone. People ask me, “So TJ, how do you meditate?” Here is my stock answer…
Keys To Meditation – The TJ’s Method!
The first step to meditating is choosing the right room. You’ll want to choose a room that has good energy. Try not to meditate in a room that you associate with negativity because it will be harder for you to clear your mind. After you have chosen the right room, you’ll want to clear a portion of it so that you’ll have room to meditate. While you don’t need a lot of space to meditate, it’s important to not feel claustrophobic.
After you have cleared space in a room, you’re ready to meditate. If you don’t want to sit directly on the floor, you can use a pillow or a mat. During meditation, it is very important to maintain good posture. You will want to sit cross-legged, with your shoulders back. If you slouch during meditation, you won’t be able to breath as well. Once your posture is set, you need to make sure that your whole body is relaxed. To do this, you can think of different body parts. If a specific part of your body isn’t relaxed, try readjusting your posture.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
After your posture is set and your whole body is relaxed, you will need to focus your attention on your breathing. While you are focusing on your breathing, make sure to only think of one thing at a time. The point of meditation is to let go of the negative energy in your mind. Eventually, you’ll want to be able to focus on nothing at all. While this can take some time to master, it is the only way to completely clear your mind.
If it’s your first time meditating, just try to not think about all of the petty things going on in your life. Meditation is all about finding inner peace. By meditating every day, you’ll be able to let go of negative events that happen throughout the day. Eventually, you won’t even register negative events and you’ll be a much happier person. Even though you probably have a hectic schedule, finding ten minutes in your day to meditate can really make a difference in your overall quality of life. That’s what I did. If you want quicker results from your meditation, consider incorporating the usage of brainwave entrainment tracks as meditation music in the background as well. I found it easier to reach “alpha state” by listening to these tracks. Do a quick Google and you will find lots of brainwave entrainment tracks and programs out there.
Hopefully that’s helpful in your quest to find inner peace. In my future blog posts, I will write more about yoga and how “mindful meditation” can benefit your mental and physical health as a whole.