Meditation Made Simple in Singapore – Meditation for Beginners
By Vikas Malkani
World’s #1 Wisdom Coach & Founder of SoulCentre, www.soulcentre.org
6th December 2017
Meditation is an ancient science of understanding our mind and training it to be our friend, not our enemy.
Doing this is necessary because every day of our life starts with our thoughts and ends with our thoughts too. Even during the day, our thoughts are endless. Thoughts in turn create emotional states and even influence our actions. So if we value our happiness, peace, clarity, compassion and the many other positive emotional states of life, they can only be achieved if we learn to train our mind to serve us rather than harm us.
This is the basis of meditation. You can also think of meditation as a way of training the mind, just as you would use various exercises to train the body.
It’s necessary to start your meditation training with the right understanding. Meditation is not about sitting still for hours, having no thoughts, wearing purple (though I love purple) or eating organic brown rice (though I love that too!).
Just think of meditation as getting more mentally fit and in balance; more in control of your emotions and personal peace.
Here are some easy ways of meditation for beginners -
Beginners Meditation 1
One of the easiest way to begin meditating is by focusing on the breath, which is a
great way to improve focus and concentration. By focusing on a single thing, like the action of following the breath, repeating a single word (mantra), staring at a specific object (a painting or a candle flame), or using the beads on a mala, a beginner can start to meditate.
Start with only a few minutes at a time and slowly increase the duration. Focus your attention on the chosen object, and each time you notice your mind wandering off, simply bring your attention back to the object of your focus.
Beginners Meditation 2
Another easy way for beginners is by practicing Mindfulness Meditation, which entails observing your thoughts with attention but without judgement or engagement. The intention is not to get involved with the thoughts that crop by in your mind, or to judge them, but simply to be aware of each thought as it arises.
You may also soon begin to notice that your thoughts and feelings move in particular patterns. You may also begin to realise that often you have a tendency to quickly judge an experience, thought, or person as good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. With practice, an inner balance and peace begins to develop, and the mind quietens down from this erratic, active and agitated way of being.
There are many other techniques of meditation, but the 2 that I have described above are sufficient to get you started.
I also highly recommend you to find a good teacher, someone you resonate with and who can explain the intricacies of meditation to you in a logical and scientific manner. Learn from such a teacher and you will soon begin to realise the powerful and positive effect meditation has in your life.
Meditation is my greatest treasure and I’m sure it will become yours too. I often say ‘In life, if you want to celebrate, you must meditate!’
Come to SoulCentre and let me show you how to celebrate life using the ancient wisdom and strategies of meditation. You will thank yourself for doing so.
Vikas Malkani is the World’s #1 Wisdom Coach. He is an authority and best-selling author on meditation and mindfulness.
Attend ‘Meditation Made Simple’ with Vikas and empower yourself to create a life of happiness, peace and fulfilment.
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