You want to learn meditation, find a deeper access to your inner center and free yourself from negative thoughts that limit your quality of life?
In this article we would like to tell you how you can achieve this goal. But before that, we have an important question for you. What if someone were to pull the plug on you right now? The answer: silence!
What about the idea of filling this silence, in which you may also encounter fear, with meditations to get answers to many questions?
In order for you to succeed in this, you will learn below how you can learn meditation and make your way to yourself.
Why should I learn meditation?
,,The counterpart to outer noise is inner noise of thought. The counterpart to outer silence is inner silence beyond thought."
Meditation is one of the most beautiful ways to get in touch with your inner world and your very being.
This popular spiritual practice is practiced in numerous countries and cultures worldwide. Through Mindfulness- and concentration exercises, your mind can calm down, rearrange itself and ultimately develop towards a new level of consciousness. You see: learning meditation is worth it!
In Eastern cultures, meditation is considered a fundamental and central mind-expanding exercise. You can do it while sitting or lying in bed, for example. During meditation you close your eyes and simply let yourself be guided by the voice that takes you on a journey to your feelings and thoughts. Learning to meditate is very easy. After just a few meditation sessions you will notice how something changes in you and you feel much more relaxed.
Meditating can help you hear your inner voice and find answers to important life questions. Meditation is a great tool to get closer to your fears and challenges in everyday life. In this way you can transform thoughts that weigh you down and ultimately heal yourself. Because meditation gives you clarity and concentration.
But what are the reasons why people want to learn meditation? What challenges can meditation help you with in your everyday life? Why should you even bother taking 30 minutes a day or even more to meditate?
In the following we would like to give you the 9 most common reasons why people start meditating. As you will see, meditation can help you find your inner center again in many areas of life.
Learn meditation: Get in touch with your feelings
"The Self is the featureless pure Reality in whose light body and ego shine. When all thoughts have come to rest, consciousness remains."
- Ramana Maharshi
You're probably used to going to work, brushing your teeth or eating every day. But it's just as important that you take care of your mind: because when there's chaos in your head, it's also reflected in your actions and your charisma.
You know what's good? Learning to meditate is easy. You don't need any previous experience. All you have to do is take this time for yourself. Find a comfortable position and open yourself for the next few minutes to whatever comes. In meditation you simply call your mind back to you.
Feel free to try a little meditation to start:
Mini meditation for beginners - step by step guide
Sit cross-legged or in a position that is comfortable for you.
Close your eyes. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Be aware of the space you are in.
For the next three breaths concentrate entirely on yourself. Stay with your concentration in your body.
When thoughts come, let them move on again like a cloud. This is also part of learning meditation.
Inhale and exhale deeply three times: Breathe in through your nose and out through your open mouth. With each breath you let go more and more and find yourself in a physical state. Relaxation.
Listen to yourself: Maybe your body wants to get in touch with you? Perhaps you can perceive a headache or another bodily sensation or feeling? Notice it. Let it be there. At least for a short moment. To get closer to this symptom, ask yourself, "What is giving me a headache right now?" And, "When did they first occur?" Or, "In what childhood situation did this feeling show up for me?"
9 benefits of meditation for your quality of life
"Meditation is the purification of the mind and heart from egoism; through this purification arises right thinking, which alone can free man from suffering."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
1. Search for oneself
I'm sure you've been looking for the meaning of life asked. What is your why? What is your personal engine? Where do you want to be in life?
These central life questions are often the reason why people want to learn meditation. Because meditation is a way to recognize yourself and serves, among other things, to find his personal meaning of life.
2. Spiritual desire
Is man the pinnacle of evolution? Or is there perhaps a higher creative force after all? Is there a God with whom I can connect through meditation?
Such questions drive especially people who are engaged in spirituality or religion. Through meditation they try to achieve a connection to a higher level.
3. Overstrain in everyday life
At work, you have to stay late at the office again. The kids have to be picked up from school. And then there's that important late noon meeting at the IRS.
With such a busy schedule, it's easy to get carried away... the ceiling will fall on your head. Because the many thoughts that shoot through your head feel like a wild roller coaster ride.
For this reason, it is important to slow down everyday life. Meditation can be a useful aid in bringing more peace into life.
4. reduction of stress
"I need the full evaluation on my desk by 1pm", the boss yells through the open office door. At this moment, your pulse probably shoots up full cannon.
Learning to meditate is especially worthwhile in such stressful situations. Even short meditation sessions of only 15 minutes a day are enough to noticeably reduce the stress level.
5. improvement of perception
Do you know those days when you are very clear and perceive the world much more consciously? Suddenly the grass in the meadow smells much fresher. The food tastes more intense. The wind on your skin seems much more alive.
With meditation you can specifically train your sensory perception and thus perceive the environment much more intense and powerful. You see: learning meditation is worth it!
6. overcoming fears
Will I pass my final exam? Will my boss fire me if I don't meet my monthly goals? Will my partner leave me because I gained weight?
Fears can rule our entire lives if we let them. With meditation you can fight your fears and bring more quality of life to your happiness.
7. Dealing with panic attacks
Do you know this? You lie in bed at night and think to yourself: How am I going to pay my bills? How am I going to get my kids through college? Is this application going to work out?
Your heart begins to pound wildly, as fear has now become panic. You feel like you are going crazy or could die at any moment.
Here, too, meditation can be a useful helper, guiding you through downs and ups towards a happy and fulfilled life.
8. improvement of concentration
The following situation: You are sitting in the office in front of the monitor and you just don't want to succeed? Your concentration is in the basement and it's getting on your nerves because you have to give an important presentation to the boss later.
Meditation is also useful if you want to noticeably improve your concentration so that you can perform better mentally, which leads to better results at work or in your studies, for example.
9. pain reduction
Back pain, headaches or annoying muscle tension. Pain of various kinds noticeably limits our quality of life.
Again, meditation can be helpful in relieving pain. Meditation has been shown to be particularly helpful in releasing annoying tension.
Why meditation should not be missing in your everyday life
"People seek a retreat for themselves in the countryside, on the seashore, in the mountains. Yet there is no more peaceful and undisturbed refuge for man than his own soul."
- Marcus Aurelius
Don't be frustrated if meditation doesn't work right away. If you keep falling asleep or no images appear in your mind's eye. As so often in our lives, the saying, "Practice makes perfect!" applies here as well. So learning to meditate takes time.
Therefore, our tip is to build meditation into your daily routine as a fixed ritual. Because when you meditate, you set a positive anchor and steer your self-perception and your thoughts on a different path. New synapses are formed in the brain. Wouldn't it be nice if you could realign your life? Finally get answers to so many questions, get more and more clarity... Your brain gets programmed to good things, like more compassion and less anxiety.
Learning meditation for personal development
"Meditation is not about trying to get somewhere. It's about allowing ourselves to be exactly where we are and to be exactly who we are and to allow the world to be exactly who it is in this moment."
According to studies, meditators are not only more calm and focused than other people - they also have a different brain. Mindfulness meditation, for example, causes the regions of the brain responsible for self-awareness and compassion to grow: This makes it easier to focus a loving and watchful eye on yourself. It brings you clarity. And healing at the same time.
Healing? Yes! Even on two levels: the health level and the mental level. Allow yourself and open yourself in meditations to allow whatever is there to show up in the moment. You can also say this to yourself like a mantra: "All that is there is allowed to be there." Whether body symptoms like pressure in your head and back pain. Uncover old beliefs as well as patterns. The realization alone can be very healing. And even more so, you initiate the healing process by choosing a new path. For a new Belief Set! Come into action.
At the same time, meditation inhibits those areas of the brain that are active during stress and are responsible for anxiety and psychological complaints. Sometimes you may motivate yourself to stay on the ball. Find your why, that is, an answer to the question of what you are meditating for personally. Meditation is part of a path to yourself. You will only reach your goal if you don't turn off, don't fall into old patterns, but stay with yourself. The true answers will show themselves to you in the silence, when the mind has no more distractions from the outside. Look forward to learning meditation!
Finally, we have prepared a great meditation by Walter and Christina Hommelsheim. You can listen to it now if you like.
Learning mediation helps you live a happier life
"Meditation is about seeing the truth in each moment - not the absolute truth, but the true and untrue in each moment."
In this article, you learned what meditation is and why you should learn meditation.
Because meditation helps you to find the way to your inner center.
It helps you discover a deeper truth that resides in the far corners of your mind.
In addition, meditation helps you to clear mental conflicts (e.g. stress at work) that prevent you from living a happy and fulfilled life.
Or to bring it to the point: Through meditation you can noticeably increase your quality of life and thus achieve more happiness, joy and balance.
And if you want to learn more about meditation, we can give you the Greator App to the "Meditation" section. There you will find numerous meditations that will help you find your inner center.
You will also find in this article more great information about meditation.
We hope you enjoy this exciting journey that lies ahead of you.
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