7 Tips for Successful Meditation

Meditation brings about greater peace of mind and powers of concentration. The length of time we meditate does not matter, what is more important is the focus we give during our meditation. Meditation with a silent mind for 5 minutes, brings forth our own divine qualities of inner peace and inner happiness.

Here are a few tips which will enable you to have a meaningful meditation.

1. Quite The Mind

Meditation cannot be done by thinking. We need to silence our mind from every kind of thoughts for a few minutes. It is during this silence that our mind starts to enter a new consciousness, a consciousness not limited by the intellectual mind. With a quiet mind we will experience peace.

2. Concentration

If we are able to concentrate fully on the task in hand, we will be successful in whatever we do. Similarly when we meditate we need to switch off from everything else and put all our attention onto the meditation.

3. Place to Meditate

Keep a special place for yourself to meditate every day. You can decorate the place with a picture of a saint or Teacher who inspires you. Or just use flowers and a candle. If you meditate in the same place every day it builds up a meditative atmosphere.

4. Aspiration

If we have the aspiration to discover the inner peace within ourselves then we will be motivated to meditate every day. This aspiration or inner cry is perhaps more important than learning many techniques.

5. Perseverance and Patience

Practice makes a man perfect. Every time we meditate we are adding to our capacities even if we don’t have great experiences. There will be times when we want to quit. We should not give up at such times, we need to persevere and continue meditating persistently. If we practice sincerely we will definitely progress.

6.Use the Qualities of the Spiritual Heart

The heart is the location, the center point of our soul. If we focus on the heart, immediately our thoughts have less power. By concentrating on our heart we can enter into the vastness of meditation.

7. Cultivate Happiness

The goal of meditation is to uplift our consciousness and have a more positive outlook about life and about ourselves. When we meditate well we will have a positive outlook on life. Meditation enables us to focus on the real inner joy, once this happens no matter what the external conditions we will always be happy.

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