Do you really want to learn how to meditate?
Before we learn how to meditate we have to come to an understanding of what meditation is. Meditation can be described as a way to break the chains of our logical conditioned mind and achieving a state of pure relaxation free from the thoughts that constantly run through our minds. It is these thoughts that define our reality and how we react to our surroundings. There are many different ways to meditate and many different reasons for wanting to meditate. It is up to the individual to determine the best course of action and to define his or her own goals for wanting to learn how to meditate.
From Buddhism to Hinduism to Christianity and even new age philosophies the goal of most is to gain control over their thoughts and learn to quiet their mind. It is in this pure state of non-thought that we open ourselves to the deeper vibrations of the universe and get more acquainted with our spiritual inner selves. There must be an intention before the meditation of what you want to achieve during the meditation. With out a clearly defined reason for meditating the outcome will be sporadic and may hold no significant value or insights during and after the session.
As you learn how to meditate and learn to quiet your mind you may be faced with a limitless number of experiences that may be hard to conceptualize. There are tales of people experiencing a multitude of extraordinary visions and insights that can only be best described as life changing. When you learn to listen to your inner voice you must learn to trust in the visions you are seeing. Not seeing in the traditional sense of the word but truly seeing in the most pure sense. It is this inner guidance and inner awareness that tells us that what we see what we hear what we smell everyday is not all there is to this life.
There are profound experiences waiting just on the other side of our normal waking consciousness. If you want to learn how to meditate to experience these other worldly realities then you must focus your mind and create an intention, which will give you a path to travel. Decide what is right for you and trust in your instinct.
Some people want to learn how to meditate to help relieve the tension in their lives. There comes a breaking point in each of us due to the unnatural stresses that are placed on us each and everyday. We are inundated with so much sensory input that we forget who and what we really are. We begin to think that this is actually reality and we forget that it is just an illusion created each and everyday by all of us. We are so consumed with our daily chores that it begins to suck the life out of us. It tears down the very core of our spiritual birthright.
Learning how to meditate will release the stress we have built up over the years and will give us a renewed sense of purpose and vitality with which to live our lives. We can begin to undo the years of self-degradation and self-loathing we have become so accustomed to. The sense of separateness and the pains of loneliness. The inadequate feelings of pending resolution to the dictates of fate. The loss of self and the denial of our true power. It is a journey of self discovery that will empower even the most cynical of souls.
If you want to learn how to meditate than look deep inside for the reason. Once you begin this journey of meditation you will ask yourself why you haven’t done this a long time ago. The visions and insight you will discover may shock and upset you. It may shake the very foundation with which you have based your life. It will open up a new method of thought that may be so foreign to you that you may begin to question your sanity. This is normal. This is a process of self-awareness, an opening to the inner workings of your mind. But the inner workings of the mind are also an illusion, which you must learn to overcome.
When you get right down to the absolute core of experience you will begin to realize that we are all limitless. We are all connected at the quantum level. We are all unique in our vibration but not separated by our vibration. It will be a journey of self-remembering that goes well beyond the illusion of self.
Do you still want to learn how to meditate?