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Learn to meditate: How to get on the path to yourself

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Learn to meditate: How to get on the path to yourself

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."

Eckhart Tolle

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.

Learn to listen to your inner voice

Meditating can help you hear your inner voice and find answers to important life questions. Meditation is a great tool to help you 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 focus.

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?

Learn meditation easily: 10 tips for beginners

As the saying goes, "No master has yet fallen from the sky!" This can also be said about "meditating". Lower your expectations, but just get involved in the process. Be happy to get to know a method with which you can, in the long run. inner peace and clarity. We've put together 10 tips for beginners.

1. how to meditate properly?

There is no right or wrong. The important thing is to find a position for yourself where you can sit comfortably for a few minutes. If you don't have much experience meditating, make sure it is quiet around you and you feel comfortable. Create a comfortable atmosphere.

2. Can I meditate alone?

Sure! Especially in the beginning it can be useful for you to really focus on yourself.

3) How do I start meditating?

You can choose different ways to start gently. One way is to turn on some quiet music, concentrate on your breath and observe it for the next five minutes. There are various short meditations where you can, for example, align yourself for the day or review it.

4. What do you think when you meditate?

That is the crux of meditation: Get out of the head, into the feeling. And if thoughts come while meditating, let them be there and move on again directly like a cloud.

5. How long does it take for meditation to work?

There is no rule for that. It's up to you, your attitude to the subject. Whether you really open yourself up to it. And whether you are really ready for a change. Be it to let more ease or serenity into your life. Practice patience, but also trust, acceptance and letting go!

6. How long should one meditate daily?

Do not put yourself under pressure. Meditating should be fun and easy for you. Listening to yourself for five minutes in the morning or evening should be doable most of the time.

7) How do I know that I am meditating correctly?

By managing to stay with yourself. Or with the feeling that arises from the particular topic that may be occupying you at the moment. Whether you are meditating correctly, you will notice in the long run, when you react more relaxed to certain topics in everyday life.

8. when is the best time to meditate?

That is entirely up to you. There is no perfect time to meditate. For one person it can be in the morning, because then he feels fresher and more awake. And the other person prefers to meditate in the evening. But: Discover meditation as a tool for you when you feel restless inside or something is bothering you.

9 Can you do anything wrong when meditating?

No. However, it is easier to meditate when the eyes are closed.

10. How do I sit while meditating?

In a position that is comfortable for you. At best - if you are a beginner - on a chair that you can lean against and have a good contact with your feet to the floor.

Learn meditation

Learn meditation: Come back with this little exercise into feeling

"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. 

Do you know what the good stuff is? Learning meditation is easy. You don't need any prior knowledge. All you have to do is take this time for yourself. Find a comfortable position and open yourself to what comes for the next few minutes. 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

  1. Sit cross-legged or in a position that is comfortable for you.
  2. Start the guided meditation or just quiet music.
  3. Close your eyes. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Be aware of the space you are in.
  4. For the next three breaths concentrate entirely on yourself. Stay with your concentration in your body.
  5. When thoughts come, let them move on again like a cloud. This is also part of learning meditation.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?"
Meditation as a fixed ritual

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."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

According to studies, meditators are not only more serene and more focused than other people - they also have a different brain. Mindfulness meditation, for example, causes the brain regions responsible for self-awareness and compassion to grow: This makes it easier to direct a loving and watchful eye toward 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.

Meditation is part of a path to yourself

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.

YouTube video

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." 

Jiddu Krishnamurti

In this article you have learned what meditation is and why you should learn meditation. Because meditation helps you find the path to your inner center. It helps you discover a deeper truth that lies in the farthest 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 put it in a nutshell: Through meditation you can noticeably increase your quality of life and thus achieve more happiness, joy and balance. 

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