Meditation focus is really easy. Once you discover the basic principles you will be amazed at how energized you feel after meditating. Some say meditating for 20 minutes is the equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. There are many forms of mediation; however we will not concern ourselves with comparisons or labeling in this discussion. What we will do is learn a very basic concept, which is meditation focus directed on one-thought.
“Meditation is not some-thing you do…it is the experience of Being that which you are!” – Terry Swejkoski
The main purpose of meditation is to connect with your spiritual inner self, such that you become at peace within yourself. When peaceful, you open up the higher vibration energy forces and connect with the true inner self. Once you have meditated consistently for a period of time you will find it possible to do so even if there is turmoil surrounding you from outside influences.
What Is Needed to Meditate
When first starting out meditating there are three essential ingredients recommended:
- Find a comfortable setting where you will not be disturbed for a period of time – Although there is no mandatory time necessary, experience set 20 minutes as a comfortable time frame. When first starting out you may want to use a peaceful timing device that will alert you when the predetermined time is up. Make this something that will easily bring you out of meditation focus. In group meditations a chime is often used or a peaceful bell to bring the group out of meditation focuses. Once you have mediated for a period of time you will notice your inner clock will automatically be adjusted to 20 minutes; therefore, a timing device will no longer be necessary.
- Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing – Perhaps a pair of sweats or other loose garments like pajamas. The key is to be gentle with your-self. By wearing loose fitting clothing you will not be constrained in a way that could distract you from the meditation focus. You will be sitting in one position for 20 minutes; therefore, it is best to not be confined any more than necessary.
- A quiet location is mandatory when first started out – It may be worth your time to quickly design a sign that can be posted on the door of the room designated for the meditation focus. This way you will be assured that you will not be disturbed.
If you live in a household with a family you will soon notice that they will begin to respect your designated alone time for meditation focus, or they may even ask to join in. However, if you are learning on your own, when first starting out, you may want to do so privately to avoid the possibility of distractions.