Introspection is the best form of spiritual evaluation. Meditation is the best form of introspection spiritually and metaphysically. It is said all our answers lie within. It is through meditation we tap into our spiritual source. There are many types of meditation and perhaps it does not matter which type of meditation is chosen as the fact that some type of meditation is needed to acquire a clearer perspective. Wiki defines meditation as a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued that meditation is a goal in and of itself. Wiki makes the comparison of meditation to sports. What a great analogy! What if meditation were a competitive sport? The rewards would be peace love and abundance. Everyone would be a winner!
Some important points to remember on spirituality and meditation:
- Meditation does not require any formal training
- Meditation is cost effective and can be done without any external tools
- Meditation can take as little as a few minutes each day
- Meditation can be done alone or with a group
- Meditation is proven to help heal many issues, physical and mental
- Meditation is empowering spiritually
The easiest way to begin meditation may be to focus on the breath. You can also count yourself into a relaxed state. Some types of meditation have a key word(s) on the in and out breath. The beauty of meditation is that you can decide what works for you. Perhaps you play some soothing music such as the one attached to this article. Find a comfortable spot where you will not be disturbed and just relax. There are numerous techniques and they key is to find a style and/or method that works for you. It is all up to you, for it is all within you. Some people need a guided meditation while some disagree on weather this is considered true meditation, it is a beginning, an introduction to the silence. Try it. The benefits are amazing!
Happy New Year! May peace and blessings be unto you