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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Your Mind Will Not Bring You Peace

By Pamela J. Wells

No matter what you think about meditation, always know that your mind will not bring you peace. The only way to feel peace inside (the natural state of your being) is to relax the mind and this is done through meditation. You may say, “I don’t have enough time!” Well, if you don’t have enough time then you really do not want to be at peace. Just a few minutes a day is all it takes and as time goes by you will start to spend more and more time meditating. When you have a hectic schedule and you find yourself going from Point A to Point B from the time that you wake-up to the time that you go to sleep and sleep seems to be the only time that you are not constantly going, what you need to do is to take just a few minutes out of your day to meditate.

When you think about mediation, you think about sitting in a certain position with your legs crossed—that you have to do it a certain way, in a certain position, and in a certain place. If you want to do that, that’s fine. There are a variety of meditation techniques that you can follow, but you have the option to do it in a non-traditional manner, which enables you to do it anywhere and especially if you are on a fast-paced, busy schedule every day that leaves little room for meditation, so being able to meditate anywhere is the key, which can be done using the most basic and important part of meditation, which is to close your eyes, relax your body, and focus on your breath, slowly breathing in and breathing out. This enables you to clear your thoughts and come to a peaceful state. Feel your lungs slowly expand as you breathe in and slowly retract as you breathe out. You can also imagine stillness, space,  emptiness (such as a black and vast space of emptiness) while you are breathing in and breathing out.

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