Meditation Techniques for Beginners

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DAY 16 of Tea and Meditation:

Last night I did a little research about meditation online and came across a wonderful video by Deepak Chopra.

In his video, Meditation Techniques for Beginners, he defines the real purpose of meditation and how it actually works. Then he walks you through two meditations, one for healing and the other for the law of attraction.

I thought I’d share a few pieces of information from the video that I found of great interest.

The Real Purpose of Meditation:

Chopra explains that the real purpose of meditation is to tune in, not to tune out.

He further explains that many beginners believe that meditation is about trying to get away from it all and de-stress.  Although this can be a worthy goal, it is only part of the big picture.

To gain the optimal benefit from meditation, Chopra suggests that the key is to “get in touch with it all” and find peace from within.

How Meditation Works:

I love Chopra’s description of meditation. He states that: “Meditation is a way to get in the space between your thoughts.” This space is a window to the infinite mind, our core consciousness, or spirit.

He explains that there are four things that are true about this space, or gap, between our thoughts.

  1. It is a field of infinite possibilities or pure potentiality
  2. Everything is connected to everything else
  3. It is a space of infinite creativity and imagination
  4. It is a place where intention is very powerful and it can orchestrate its own fulfillment

I don’t know about you, but this description blew my mind. It’s as if we have the power of the universe within our reach when we take time to meditate.

Chopra then walks you through the healing and law of attraction meditations, which I haven’t done yet myself, but plan to try in the near future.

Falling Into the Gap:

During the last couple minutes of the video, there was one more tidbit that I found quite fascinating.

Chopra suggests that we use a mantra such as, “I am” to help us find the space, or gap between our thoughts.

When we mentally say, “I am” during meditation, this interferes with any other thoughts we are having. As our thoughts and the mantra interfere with one another, they eventually cancel each other out. That is the moment when we “fall into the gap” or space known as core consciousness.

I’ve already started to put this last suggestion into practice and it has significantly improved my ability to focus on the moment and silence my monkey brain. As a result, I am feeling as if my goal to experience more alert peacefulness in my life has really moved to the next level.

This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.

Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.

Amy

Photo Credit: randomidea – via Flickr CC Attribution License

[box] If you watched this video, what did you think about Chopra’s suggestions for meditation? [/box]

Day 1: Exploring Alert Peacefulness One Day at a Time

Day 2: When Life Throws You a Curve Ball Make Tea

Day 3-7: Stay Aware of What You Are Doing Right

Day 8-10: Starting the Day with Meditation

Day 11-14: Dealing with My Monkey Brain

Day 15: Learning to Meditate Not as Easy As It Looks

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