To meditate is not so difficult. In fact it is very easy. One need not to attend many classes or pay big amount of fees to learn it. You just need to start the Meditation.
It is a myth that there should be a particular topic to start meditation. As such there is no specific topic required for the purpose of meditation, you can choose according to your preference, although in general it is better to concentrate on a spiritual subject, alienating the problems that reality constantly presents. Curiously enough, thanks to meditation you will be able to see these problems from other perspectives and even find ways of facing and solving them. However, you must always remember that the purpose of meditation is to constantly elevate your mind and consciousness to higher spiritual levels.
The several schools and teachings of Hinduism agree in recommending five basic tips to make the practice of meditation easier for the beginners:
- Search for a silent and comfortable place in your house where you feel good and where you have less chances of being interrupted While meditating. It can be inside or outside.
- Adopt a body position comfortable to you; taking into account that you will not move during the process of meditation.You can attempt the “classic” method inspired by yoga. It consists of sitting down (preferably on the floor) with your back straight. the body already relaxed, with your legs crossed and pulled towards you Without forcing them, feeling comfortable and natural. This position facilitates your breathing and the reflexive flow of your mind.
- As in the case of concentration, While meditating it is easier to centre your attention on a detail enabling you to empty your mind of thoughts and images that can obstruct the process. Some masters recommend a lit candle or an image that suggests spirituality; others prefer to use a mantra or brief sound repeated as a litany. The most important factor is that the chosen element is able to hold your attention, concentrating all your mental capacity on the topic you have chosen to meditate on.
- Do not try to force meditation. Keep yourself in a serene and patient attitude, without anxious demands, until the chosen topic of reflection starts appearing. If you insist on forcing yourself to make it possible, you cause tension and may lead to the contrary state.You will never be able to meditate with a nervous state of mind.
- During the process of meditation, often thoughts, ideas or shocking images appear and interfere with the continuity of your reflection. Remember that you yourself create your thoughts, even the most malicious and absurd ones. It is possible that a part of yourself will be opposed to the spiritual elevation you search for and may even try to block your meditation. Do not object to those thoughts. Let them flow, while reinforcing that positive energy that drive your reflections, and you will see how they will begin to disappear.