All Types of Meditation
Start with A Focal Point
While there are many types of meditation, all meditation methods involve focusing your attention on a focal point. The focal point may be: your breath, a word, a mantra (a phrase repeated over and over again) a chant, a sound or an object (like a candle flame, flower, a beautiful picture) or a relaxing mental image.
The object is to focus your mind - concentrating on your focal point - to the exclusion of other thoughts. When you find yourself thinking about something else - like what you have to do when you finish meditating, or wondering how much longer you have to sit still- you simply notice it, accept it and then return your attention to your focal point. Your intent is to learn to control your thoughts.
By practicing this mind control, you will eventually:This is true freedom of choice.
Stop thinking about other things during meditations
Reduce your brain activity and quiet your mind
Expand your experience of heaven on earth, and
Strengthen your ability to consciously choose where to direct your attention throughout your day
Meditation takes practice and initially it can be frustrating because of the many thoughts generated in an undisciplined mind. The more you practice, the easier it will become. We recommend practicing initially for 5 minutes and eventually building up to 20 minutes.
If you are new to meditation, read our
section, practice using our free guided meditations at the bottom of the Meditation Tips page.
If you already know how to meditate,expand what works for you
Our meditation quotes provide food for thought to relax your mind, create a sense of peace and well-being. This will improve how you feel about yourself.
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Remember: Whether you are a beginner or experienced meditator, the benefits of meditation will improve your self esteem.
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