Mindfulness Meditation: A simple guide.

The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.

— Anonymous

So, What does meditation actually mean?

The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.

-David Lynch

Is it easy? Absolutely NO. You also might have experienced how hard it is!

  1. Start small: I have done it. I sat for 30 minutes challenging myself unknowingly and gave up after a couple of days. So, the key is to start small. Again, it's based on your comfort levels. If you could do it for 5 minutes, start at 5 minutes and in those 5 minutes try to bring back your attention gently, every time you get a thought.
  2. Pick a good place to meditate: Your environment holds a good place while you are meditating. You can’t meditate if your room is messy or it is suffocating or it is crowded. Pick up a place where it is clean and has got an adequate amount of light.
  3. Every time you get distracted: Focus on one particular place of your body part while breathing. For example, if you focus on the belly area then focus on how belly is rising while breathing in and falling while breathing out. You can try mental sounds slowly in your mind like saying “in” while breathing in and “out” while breathing out. Every time you get distracted, say to yourself “thoughts” and bring back your attention to your breath and start saying in and out.
  1. Reduces stress and anxiety: There is a study made where the participants were made to perform the mindfulness meditation and observed an improvement in symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a centre of peace.

J. Donald Walters

Photo by Keegan Houser on Unsplash

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Abburu Manish

Abburu Manish

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I write about the simple changes which make life significant.