The practice of meditation has improved the lives of men, women and children. It is not just the meditation itself but what it teaches that is so valuable to your life. If you want to improve your life in some way, then try the practice of mindfulness.
The Secret of Meditation
The secret of meditation is that it can help you. For centuries, holy men from different religions and cultures practiced the art of meditation. It was a discipline that was believed to endow its practitioner with power beyond that of mortal men.
Some tried to copy it, but no one knew all of its secrets until the 20th century. And what is the secret of meditation? When practiced regularly, it can change your life.
The way that it can happen, is through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the “practice of being present.” Instead of reading your email while waiting in line for coffee, you are enjoying the activity of buying coffee.
It sounds trivial, but do you know how many people actually walk through their lives oblivious to many tasks? The majority of us operate that way. Many tasks we seem to perform on autopilot, not giving them a second thought.
It’s no wonder people happen to wake up one day and realize that they have lost precious time in their lives. When a person is on their deathbed, it is said that they long for more precious moments with family, friends and memories of good times past, not that they could have worked longer hours or made more money.
Making Mindfulness Work for You
Through the practice of mindfulness, you can have the things that mean the most to you before you are regretting lost time on your deathbed.
There are many forms of meditation. The one that is the most conducive to cultivating mindfulness is sitting meditation. Here are the elements of sitting meditation.
- Find a comfortable place to sit where you are surrounded with elements that will assist you in meditation. It doesn’t have to be an entire room in your home. It could be a corner, as long as you can go there undisturbed when you are ready to meditate.
- Choose a comfortable position. If you are sitting in a painful position, you will be distracted throughout the process.
- Concentrate on your breathing. It is harder than you think. The practice of guiding your mind back to your breathing teaches a measure of self-control. You are learning to focus on one event and maintain it.
This practice can help you to live in each and every moment of your life. When you are paying attention to your life and the elements of it, you find out how to solve problems more efficiently and also how to unleash happiness into your life.
You don’t have to change your life to change your life. Simply put, you contain the keys to overcome suffering, hardship and to be satisfied within yourself. Mindful meditation will help you access it.