What’s The Story With Meditation And Mantras
Live Better, Live Longer, and Gain Perspective in 6 just seconds with Meditation!
Mantra and Meditation do not need to go together nor are they mutually exclusive. Each can be used without the other and each can be used together as well. For this blog we are going to focus on Meditation and a later blog will focus on mantras.
I think the most import aspects of meditation are gaining perspective and acceptance. Perspective changes according to who you are and what situation you are in, it also shapes your reality. Acceptance goes hand in hand with gaining perspective and does not need much explanation – accept who you are, what you are capable of, the situation that you are in etc. If you can change your situation – great! If not – accept it! With acceptance, perspective WILL change and life will improve. That is a guarantee you can take to the bank.
Remember, meditation is a skill, and skills take time to build – you will become better the more you practice it, and it is ok to fail and make mistakes along the way (hint hint accept where you are in the journey to proficient meditator). Acceptance is also a skill. The more you learn to accept things you cannot change the easier it will become. Please note – I am not advocating for laziness or complacency, if you can change something that you don’t like – change it! What I am advocating for is accepting the things that you cannot change or accepting how long it takes to change something you don’t like (you can’t lose 20 pounds in a day, but you ca start today on the journey to losing 20 pounds) and honoring the journey along the way.
Any other meditation that is non structured is just that – non structured meditation. It can be for 6 seconds (see below for the secret of living longer and happier) or however long you have. It can be while sitting quietly, running, doing yoga, or even talking to a friend. If during an activity it is a meditative activity and is just about being present (see another post on actively listening). If it is alone – quiet or noisy – it is about just sitting with your thoughts and “being” (and accepting of course).
Now the moment you have all been waiting for – How can I live longer and be happier in just 6 seconds? It is basically a mediation/relaxation/acceptance/gain perspective technique that works in 6 seconds. Here it goes – Take a DEEP breath and while you do imagine that all of the light and energy is flowing into you. At the top of your DEEP breath pause for a moment. As you let all of the air out SLOWLY imagine that all of the bad is leaving your body and as you do go down your body from head to toe and relax. At the bottom of your exhale pause and listen…tune in to the sounds around you – then resume whatever you were doing and enjoy the long lasting happiness benefits. Again, this takes some practice but it is well worth it and I guarantee it will improve your life (money back).
in Love, Loyalty, and Service,
Things to Know About Meditation
- Mediation can be done anywhere for any amount of time
- The key components to meditation are
- Gaining Perspective (in that order)
- If you want to meditate anywhere – relax and just be. While just being accepting helps.
- Don’t “Should” yourself to death