In a hectic world, it is not a bad idea to learn how to easily meditate.
Meditation is a way to break away from the world around you and to discover some inner peace. It is not the same as taking
a nap or just sitting still, it's much more than that but almost as easy to do.
Fortunately, easing into learned meditation
is not all that difficult. Since your body has five major senses that are often on overdrive, you can usually find the one
you need to help get you to a calm and relaxed state. When stress and trouble have become overwhelming, or are threatening
to become overwhelming, learning to take an internal break provides perspective.
Aroma can be a powerful guide to meditation
for some. Incense or candles can provide a nice transitional aroma to help get you settled into meditation. Earthy scents
or even spicy smells can trigger a calming effect in the minds of some people. It's not a one size fits all meditation technique,
but it is helpful to many.
You can also use audio CDs to help you meditate. You do not want anything that has any vocals.
You could try a CD with chanting or a calm instrumental music is a good way to get you started. Many people even like a CD
with nature sounds such as the sounds of a rain forest or the sound of falling rain.
Your senses can guide you straight
into a good mind frame for meditation. You might feel like you are prepared to start the process but aren't comfortable with
the traditional sitting positions. Lying down gives you a better chance of meditating yourself to sleep. Any quiet area that
offers you some privacy will do.
You do not have to sit in absolute stillness because after a while you will only be
concentrating on the fact that you are uncomfortable. Find a position that is comfortable for you. Then relax your mind. You
do not have to have a totally blank mind. Try interpreting any thoughts that you may have form an objective point-of-view.
Start with a 15 minute and gradually increase your time as you become more comfortable with mediation.