Learn How To Meditate
Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical
accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that’s true. Most people,
however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes.
Marleen Peter McWilliams
There are different kinds of meditations, and depending on the result in your life that you are seeking, you would choose that type of meditation. The purpose of learning how to meditate is to get your mind into a state of relaxation, or what may be referred to as the Gap.
What is the Gap?
Wayne Dyer says “The gap is an exquisite place! It’s a Place where miracles occur. The gap is owned by everyone on this planet. It’s yours to enter at will. What awaits you in the gap is the experience of activating the higher human dimensions of insight, intuition, creativity, and peak performance; as well as coming to know relaxation, enchantment, bliss and the peace of making conscious contact with God”. Wayne Dyer, Getting in the Gap, Hay House
The Gap is the space between your thoughts. When you quiet your mind you often slip into this space without consciously being aware of it. It is the place of stillness, where time stops. Wayne Dyer says that it is in this space that all manifestation and creations originates.
The purpose of all styles of Meditation is to assist you to enter the gap, purposefully. The Style depends on you and what you prefer or the time that you can dedicate to regular meditation or contemplation.
There may have been times when you have just marveled at a sunset, or stood in awe at the beauty of this world, this to is a form of meditation, Its a focusing of attention on a certain thing, word, concept or even something greater than yourself.
Being grateful is also a form of relaxation and meditation, when was the last time, you took some timeout just to enjoy life and the things around you? When we are grateful for the things in our lives and contemplate how good they are, we can also have moments of entering into the gap. Then there are of course the more common forms of meditation such mantra meditations, controlled breathing meditations, and many more.
Different Meditation Techniques And Their Effects
Every Meditation Method Offers A Unique Experience
As we mentioned above when meditating you are entering what may be referred to as the Gap, however research has shown that the style of meditation that you practice produce different physiological effects, below are some examples.
Mindfulness Meditation is a South Asian Meditation technique, it has shown to create a more stable and balanced mode of awareness, improves mental health and increases the brain processing power.
Mantra Meditation develops total brain function. The power of mantra meditation is not in the meaning of the word, but from the effects of the vibration of the word when it is spoken verbally or mentally.