Do you meditate correctly? Really? Well, there is only way to know if you are doing it the right way.
Meditation practice has been done by many people using different approaches and have gotten to feel completely different results.
And while there are many ways out there being taught on doing meditation, it may be sometimes hard to figure out if you are on the right path and if you doing it effectively, as you should.
I remember when I was a beginner in meditation, I couldn’t really tell whether what I was doing was the right thing, and I had no one to point me to the right direction and tell me how I should know I am doing it well.
And I know there are many of you wondering the same thing, right?
Well, my main aim here is to help you know if you are meditating correctly, give you some indicators you should use to see if what you are on is helping you grow or not, and what you should do about it. Okay?
Great! Let’s delve right into things here.
How to know you are meditating properly
Whether you are learning how to do meditation to increase concentration, how to do meditation at home for anxiety, how to meditate for stress relief or anything else, there is one thing you should know.
Meditation is the pathway to achieving what you want, to getting what you are looking for.
So if you have been meditating for a good number of months or years and still can’t see anything, even the slightest bit of change in that particular aspect you are meditating for, then there must be a problem, either with you or the actual practice you are working with.
This simply means that, if your soul purpose for meditating is to reduce stress and conflict in your life, you should only stop when you feel completely at peace with your self and in perfect harmony with your environment and conditions around you.
Until then, you should be moving forward on a daily basis, learning something new everyday and actualizing by practice.
The issue here is not what type of meditation you think is the best, but how fruitful what you are doing is.
If you don’t see any change, if you are not improving, then you are not meditating the proper way.
Why Meditation is Done Wrong and Oftently Misunderstood
Meditation for beginners can at times prove to be a hard nut to crack. With the many principles and doctrines coming up and spreading almost everyday, it is very difficult to know which one really works and which one doesn’t.
There are also many people falsely taking up the crown of meditation teachers when they are not fully spiritually enlighted themselves.
Amd due to the lack of complete perfection, they guide people in the wrong direction and make them end up hating it and leaving it, or wasting many of their years doing it wrong.
In simple words, they waste their lives leading them to the opposite path
This is not something you want to happen to you, it is very costly and hurting.
Before I say anything about meditating the right way, I would like you to know this.
Any type of meditation is good if it is helping you arrive at your intended destination. Whether you are doing it the way monks do it, or Christians, or any other people, it doesn’t matter.
As far as it is walking you to possessing the aspect of the character you so wish to acquire, then it is right and good for you to keep at it.
I think I have given enough emphasis on this.
Meditation is ideally one, and the end result of it is one, but it manifests itself in different ways.
How to do meditation correctly
Now, with the light of this deeper knowledge and wider experience, I will not tell you that this kind of meditation is good while that one is false and misleading.
What I will do is how to be best in the kind that you prefer and find useful for yourself.
So, here are things you should look out for to ensure your daily meditation has some tangible impact on you:
• Make sure you have full concentration – Meditating beginners, and a few others, who are just starting out tend to have problems with fully concentrating their thoughts and being fully attentive to themselves.
Their thoughts tend to wander off much faster, which reduces the benefits. And this really does affect the quality of experience to a great extent, depending on how deeply focused you are.
Attention and focus is very key when meditating that is why I always recommend using aids for meditation.
There are many of them out there. Look for music that will help you meditate deeply.
Personally I like the Brain Evolution System which trains you to be completely attentive during meditation, and which you can use every time you meditate.
It is a brain entrainment program that will use scientifically based frequencies of waves that will influence your brain waves and get you to relax, deeply focused and become peaceful and calm. You should use this too. Take advantage of science and technology, and you will find it easy and fun, rather than boring and punishing.
• Wherever you are seated, be comfortable – If you are sitting on a chair or on the floor, or on a rock, or on some log or bark of a tree in the forest, ensure you are very comfortable.
If you are not at ease during this practice, you are not going to get much from it and, as you are not in outward harmony with yourself.
Make sure you are seated in an upright posture, and your spine is straight. This will give you maximum benefits and help you explore greater depths.
• Have a good supply of oxygen – Oxygen is really essential for brain improvement.
It helps with brain health and also brings the mind to rest. That is why you will find most genuine trainers telling you to focus on your breathing.
So make sure you are sitting in a well ventilated room or outside. I find outside the best place for meditation since oxygen there is unlimited.
• Your eyes are closed – I know there are some people who believe that keeping eyes open help with wakefulness. And this may kind of conflict with the main purpose of meditating in the first place.
The idea behind this is to understand yourself, both the inner and the outer, and bring them to oneness.
If your eyes are open there are many things your eyes will see that are set to rob you of your attention and distract you from making the most of the practice. But if you close them, you reduce distractions and you also come closer to your inner life.
With those tips, I’m sure you will have the best experience, and you will grow to perfect them if you are consistent.
And when you get to the point where you are doing all of them right, you will have seen a great elevation of your mind and life.
So that is how you know if you are truly meditating the best way.
If you have any questions about meditation or things related to it, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.