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How to meditate

Meditation is a self-talk. Noone but you involve in this. You need to do it alone. I understand that many people find it uncomfortable to have a self-talk. My friends learned meditation but they did not continue this because they do not enjoy having a self-talk.

Meditation is a practice for the mind

How to talk to yourself? A friend asked me this question.
You can’t talk to yourself until the self is ready to listen. The self is not ready to listen due to the noise in the mind. So you need to make the mind calm first. Observe what is going on in the mind. Just observe. Put yourself as a detached observer. If you can put yourself as a detached observer for quite a while, then you will notice that your mind starts to calm down. Only then you can start talking.

The following is an example of meditation commentary to help you to have a self-talk. This is not a mantra. Meditation is not not a religious practice, so you can free yourself to create your own, in your own language.

Meditation commentary – Body and Soul
I remind myself that I am not just this physical body. Inside this body there is the true me. A pure spirit. I am the spirit living in this body. I am light. I am subtle. I am the energy inside this body. I am eternal. I am not growing older, I will never die. A spirit never dies.

This body is the vehicle for the soul. I am the soul, driving this body. I take the control of the body. I am aware of my mind and what it creates. I am aware of every thought that I create. I listen to my mind. I listen to myself. I am aware the 3 personalities within me. I am aware that they keep speaking. I listen. I observe.

I make this time to listen to myself. I listen to the voice in my head. The voice of the 3 personalities in me.
I make this time to see myself inside.
I make this time for myself.
I take care of myself.

3 thoughts on “How to meditate

  1. We can be our own worst enemy at times. I came across a book years ago and bought it. It really helped me in those times my soul was cast down, when I felt worthless.
    The name of the book I’m referring to is ‘Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself’, by Jennifer Rothschild.
    It’s from a biblical point of view, but she touches on the issues women struggle with and helps us navigate our lives using scriptural lessons, such as the Book of Psalms for example.

    In Psalms when David felt low he expressed himself by talking to his soul.
    Psalm 42:5-7
    “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (God inhabits the praises of His people).
    O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
    Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.”

    This was his way of self talk and sharing his heart and soul with his Creator, our Heavenly Father….Our only hope is in Him, and not of ourselves alone. This is not a religious experience, but a spiritual. You can never leave our Creator, our Father God, out of the equation of our lives. Our souls belong to Him. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, and we were created for His pleasure. So we can meditate on this and learn that we are all interconnected spiritually. That’s where intercessory prayer comes into play. It’s more powerful. Once we’ve aligned our spirit and soul with God, then we become strong in Him and are able to help and pray for others who are in need…but that’s another subject for another time. Thank your blog and for letting me share.
    Susan

    If you are interested in this book, here is a link from Amazon.

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