When life throws you that unexpected curveball, it can be hard to think positively. By the simple act of meditation, you can rid your mind of negative thoughts while focusing on the importance of personal happiness. Meditating can help you battle stress, feel happier and solve problems in a calm, collected manner. Living in such a fast-paced world as we do, it is important to give your mind and body the proper attention it needs to facilitate complete happiness.
The process of meditation challenges your mind to think in a slow and relaxed manner, which at first can be very difficult. Everyone’s mind has a tendency to wander. Take things slow from the beginning and dedicate a few minutes’ each day when you can give full attention to your mental thoughts.
Give your mind the patience it deserves and remember some of the simple tips below to find mental clarity and serenity.
At first this will be difficult, as the brain tends to move at a million miles per minute. Meditation is an excellent way of helping your mind work in the present, slowing it down to become more aware of your surroundings. Your thoughts should be light, leaving much room for distinction between the important and insignificant. Pay most attention to your breaths, keep them calm and most importantly let the air flow in and out of your lungs in a natural manner.
Proper Posture & Open Eyes
Whether you’re sitting in your living room or on the bus meditation, practices depend highly upon your posture and presence. Make sure that your spine is upright and that your head faces forward. Balance is very important while meditating, so find your center of gravity and look to parallel the balance between your mind and body. While in position, you always want to keep your eyes open. Depending on what is comfortable for you, closing your eyes may result in your mind drifting elsewhere. Experiment with whatever makes your mind and body feel most in tune with each other.
Control Your Thoughts
Though it may be easier said than done, you must extinguish all thoughts of the past and future. When your mind drifts to past problems or future plans, focus your thoughts and attention on the breathing process. Think positive thoughts, while fleeing your mind from negativity. Meditation is meant to help us overcome our negative thoughts, while pushing us to achieve mental happiness and fulfillment.
Become In Tune With Your Emotions
Our personal emotions and thoughts are one in the same. In most cases our mental thoughts are dictated by the very emotions that we feel. While meditating, you must confront your negative emotions, especially anger, shame, jealousy and fear. These emotions tend to poison our minds like a bad dream. Meditating will help your body become more in tune with the emotions that your mind feels. It is important to focus on the good just as much as the bad. Don’t let your positive emotions overshadow your negative feelings. Face these emotions and teach yourself how to rid your body of them.
Though many associate meditation as a specific process, we all have our own daily habits that serve as an outlet for negative thoughts and pessimistic behavior. Whether you lay peacefully in your bed, or cross-legged in the park, it is important to relax your mind and body. Humans have become so accustomed to living a fast-paced lifestyle and in most cases we sweep our negative thoughts right under the rug. We must dedicate the time to keeping our body and mind as polished as possible, for personal growth and overall happiness.
Stephen Gerard is an avid writer who enjoys surfing, outdoor adventures and practicing yoga to release stress. He has recently become a writer for Psychic Source and a tarot reading enthusiast, which he has continued to practice by indulging into the psychological card deck for all kinds of information.