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Start Meditating

Updated: Jun 26

How to Start Meditating: A Beginner's Guide

If you're thinking about meditation and looking for tips on beginning, you'll find that everyone has their own version. The first mentions of it can be found in the ancient Hindu Vedas from 3,500 years ago. Buddha also emphasized its effectiveness in his teachings. It is found in the Chinese teachings of Confucius, in the practices of Greek philosophers like Pythagoras and Socrates, and in modern religions worldwide.

 

It's known that there are as many ideas as there are people, and you will probably develop your own technique over time.

 

 As someone who is addicted to meditation, I'll share some practical tips here on how to start this journey that has completely changed my life for the better and surely for many millions of people on Earth.


When you are completely new, it's worth starting with deep relaxation. Here is the action plan:

 

  1. Find a Safe, Quiet Space

Find a quiet, safe space where you can sit comfortably. While lying down might be tempting initially, it can make you fall asleep and lose touch with yourself. We aim for effectiveness here. Initially, you can sit supported, for example, in a chair, but over time, it's worth becoming independent and keeping your back straight by yourself. Your back is your support; leaning on something shows dependency and weakness. Please turn off your phones and all technical devices to avoid their toxic electromagnetic field. You can also find a suitable space in nature.

 

2.     Use Pleasant Music or Guided Meditation

You can start with pleasant music or a guided meditation. Always check if it serves you well by asking yourself: "Does this serve me well for meditation now?" You'll intuitively feel if it's good. Check how you feel afterward if you don't get a clear answer. Some soundtracks have a lot of toxic subliminal programs and can be harmful. Change the music to keep your mind from getting used to it, as it can lose its effect, and the mind might start overthinking again. Music is only there to occupy your mind, so it doesn't disturb you during meditation.


3.     Start with Conscious Breathing

Begin by consciously breathing, which means your mind focuses on observing your breath. You can add counting your inhales and exhales. The healthiest way is to breathe in and out through your nose, but if that's difficult, do it your way. The most important thing is to do it slowly. It can be breathing with pauses, short breath holds, or continuous breathing, but slowly. Let the breath guide you as it wants to settle.

 

4.     Accept and Release Thoughts

It's normal at the beginning for the mind to go wild. It might conjure up the worst things you're afraid of to make you quit this practice. It will say it's pointless, a waste of time, foolish, and other toxic things. At first, you might recall your life's silliest thoughts, even related to fears or anxieties. That is the mind collaborating with the subconscious. The stronger your self-destructive patterns, the crazier the thoughts that will pop up. Treat thoughts like clouds appearing on the mind's map, saying to yourself: "I accept and release them." The best way to calm the mind is to count your breaths or focus on observing your inhale and exhale.


5.     Handle Strange Visions

For beginners, strange visions might appear from the Third Eye level, such as seeing weird entities, shapes, people, hearing voices, or feeling that someone/something is near you. That is normal; even if you believe you don't have any spiritual talents, meditation can show you otherwise. If you don't consciously cleanse your energy, you might see what resides in your aura. Of course, you might also have pleasant visions of old friends, real or fantastical images. Be careful not to get caught up in these visions. Most of them are from the astral level, meaning low vibrations. They might give you some real-life hints, but always check intuitively if they're true.


6.     Short but Daily Practice

In the beginning, it's better to meditate briefly but daily. Up to 10 minutes, for example, to help your mind get used to the new activity. Its task is to ensure the physical body's survival, so it controls whether everything is happening as usual. A new activity like meditation can even seem like a threat to it. Over time, it calms down. And eventually, it will love this state.


As you can see, meditation is relatively easy! Initially, it cultivates patience and mindfulness in us. Over time, it will bring other unique gifts such as a calm and focused mind, improved mood and balance, support for mental and physical health, and help you effectively create your life and work on other levels of multiverses. And eventually, you will discover that


"Meditation is your true nature," as Master Ramana Maharishi used to say.


Countries in the East are full of images of people meditating, just like here while traveling in Sri Lanka

Mindfulness: This is one of the fastest-growing trends in the health and wellness space, particularly in the context of meditation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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