Are you one of many people who find it really hard to calm down, block out all the noise from pressure everywhere around you and have a private moment to clear your head? Are you trying to learn how to get those precious 15 minutes to really meditate and get free of some stress? Good, you have come to the right place.
Meditation can be quite a challenge especially when you simply do not know how to get the ball rolling. So let us begin with a list of things you might need:
- A very quiet place.
- A playlist of coral instrumentals or really solemn songs.
- A Comfortable Mat.
First of all, you will never be able to block out all the noise around you if you decide to BE in the middle of all the noise. You need to clear the room or go into another room where it is just you, possibly a room where you can shut the blinds and turn off the lights. You need to remove all distractions that might be around you. Turn off the TV, put off the radio, if the hum on the Air Conditioning is a bit too loud for you turn that off too. When you have a very quiet distraction free room you will be able to tell from the resonating silence.
Now you want to place your mat in a clear area of the room, preferable an area where you would not have to be disturbed if someone inadvertently barged into the room. Now place your mat and sit comfortably on it. You do NOT necessarily have to sit like a Buddhist. If you can not fold your legs in that manner do not attempt to. You want to be as comfortable as humanly possible. Comfortable enough to sit there as long as you want without having to change postures. In fact, many have suggested you do not necessarily need a mat on the floor, you could have a small stool or a sit, or simply sit it out on your carpet if it wont give you rug burns or nothing like that. Once you are comfortable enough we need to move on to the next stage.
For the sake of absolute concentration you do not want to use a CD player that might skip for your playlist, you also do not want to use your phone if it has to keep ringing every second. So put that phone on airplane mode and silence all notifications, burst out your Yanni or your Enya maybe even Sacred Spirit or The Brave (These are some music ideas for you) depending on what you are into and just go with the flow. By go with the flow, you will need to:
- Create a playlist that should only last the duration of your intended meditation.
- Get quality headphone/earphones that will not shake.
- Put your phone on airplane mode and not entertain any interruptions.
- Close your eyes and try to feel the mood of the music.
So you are sitting, music playing in your headphones and your playlist has just enough songs to last 25 minutes (More depending on how much alone time you need.) What you need to do now is close your eyes and enjoy this moment, clear your head. Do NOT think about your problems, or life struggles or worries. Do not think about anything but the music in your ears in this moment. Let the music take you away.
In some cases many have reported this method of meditation to have put them in a trance of some kind, a near sleep mode that will only get cut off when they run out of music real estate or they are intentionally bothered by a 3rd party who they have instructed to do so before hand.
When you are done you will feel a lot less pressured and you can go by your tasks with a clear head. This process does not automatically mean you suddenly have no more worries or all your problems have disappeared, but you can expect it will help you see situations more objectively and reduce emotional compromise when you are having a really badgered day. This is definitely the quick way to meditate and clear your mind.
Try it out and let us know how it went. You can leave your questions in the comments section below.
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