It is like turning off a television and opening a window to the world that surrounds you.
The practice of meditation begins with removing the influences of television and other stimuli at home. Learning to “turn off” may require discipline, but you will find that doing so for short periods of time creates positive change.
The first step to this development is quieting one’s mind. The practice of silent meditation helps one to notice the thoughts that circulate in the mind and begins to establish control by simply observing them instead of engaging with them.
To start, you need to be able to calm your mind through deep and focused breathing.
Next, try focussing on just the breath which should lead you into relaxing like a ragdoll, feeling relaxed down to your toes and slow the passage of thoughts.
Some people have found it helpful to raise an affirmation every time a thought enters their head. Affirmations can be brief statements such as “I am peaceful”, “I surrender”, or “I do not fear”. The power of an affirmation is whatever the statement purports.
A meditation is one way to connect to this universal mind.
If not meditating through meditation, it’s necessary to practice mindfulness while going about daily living, as it allows one to place one’s own thoughts into perspective and to meditate in the moment.
This mindfulness practice is analogous to a bird that flaps its wings slowly but not too loudly. Indeed, it lets the bird fly where it wants without any great disturbance and without drawing too much attention.
Transcending the body consciousness and accessing your higher self through a deep meditation process.
I think this is brilliant. If you are trying to achieve sobriety and stay connected with your higher self without drugs or alcohol in your body, then learning to meditate is equally as important. A clear, focused mind is a powerful tool to transcend the body. Drugs and alcohol cloud your mind and block you from access to your true being, but meditation opens up that window of opportunity for spiritual self-growth.
I am always looking for a way to connect with my higher self, and meditation does not seem to be as complicated to do as some activities may lead you to believe. Meditation is actually a practice where the focus is away from what you think and onto what you are thinking.
The great scientific revolution of the seventeenth century brought us a new theory known as the modern scientific theory of mind. This is the notion that all mental activities result from a physical organ in the brain that sends electrical signals to your muscles, telling them to change the way they move and responding to what is going on around you.
It is surprising how little evidence there is for an external world, when in our everyday lives fundamentally we experience this. We are being influenced by a much greater notion — the universe in general, or perhaps it would be better to say, the cosmos, with its community of beings including yourself and your own ancestors.
One great practice to try for strengthening your connection with the universe is to sit and breath deeply without focusing on any thoughts.
This can be done either in a comfortable mind space or while meditating. Sitting simply and tuning into the sensations in your body is relaxing and beneficial towards initiating better connection with the universal mind, which helps the healing this process needs.
Another meditation technique is silent meditation. This is a form of meditation that teaches you how to quiet your mind. To accomplish a silent meditation session, it is important for beginners just to focus on their breathing.
Placing willpower in treatment and building up the sense of personal mastery can often put a break on negative core beliefs.
This would help to create an even greater connection with the universe rather than taking negative thoughts as an indicator that life hasn’t been going well. Just recognize them for what they are: thoughts that come and go. With practice, you can learn to disregard them when the time comes to focus deeply.
Many people experience some level of emotional trauma and psychological distress. It is not unusual for many of these traumatic experiences to occur in early development.
Yet, even in the most difficult of circumstances, it is possible to reconnect with the universal.
One way to practice is through centering prayer. This often entails focusing on an idea or topic, such as spiritual presence, God, or physical pain. Simply concentrate as if you were going to pray outward, but instead release your thoughts as they enter the space, realizing they are out of your own control.
In some cases, people choose not to address their inward focus but simply rest and quiet their body absorbing any new situation for what it is without judgement or anxiety.
It can be very difficult to let go of negative thought patterns and negative feelings during a positive experience or before an event that requires the use of preparation and optimism.