Many people I speak to who have tried meditation often tell me how difficult it is and that they can’t do it.
The truth is, meditation is very simple and they actually are doing it, they just don’t realize it.
For meditation is really just training your mind to focus on one thing at a time, which is why occupations such as art, or even fixing a car engine can be similar to meditation as it requires the mind to focus on one thing at a time and nothing else.
However, before you start asking yourself if it is possible to attain spiritual enlightenment by fixing your car engine, it is probably wise I explain a little more.
Although you will not gain spiritual enlightenment by thinking of how to fix your car engine, you will, however, be able to fix your care much more quickly, easily and efficiently. Why? Because giving yourself some headspace to think will allow solutions on how to fix your car to arise more quickly.
This is how the mind works.
When you focus on something in a calm and relaxed way, solutions naturally arise.
This is why meditation is good at helping you deal with difficulties on to your life.
BUT DON’T FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM! FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION.
This is what I call “Happy Meditation”.
You must reflect on what you would like the outcome to be.
To perform a “Happy Meditation”, just simply find a comfortable place to sit with your back straight.
Spend 5 minutes scanning your body mentally from head to toe relaxing each and every muscle. When the body is relaxed, the mind can focus more easily and you can access the subconscious mind where the changes need to take place.
Then, just focus on the part of your life you want to change and what your ideal outcome would be.
Enjoy it. Just relax and have happy thoughts about everything going right, your perfect life and how it would feel. When the mind wanders off, just gently guide it back to those happy thoughts and feelings.
By simply having happy thoughts, you become happy. And as you can choose the thoughts in your mind, you can choose to be happy.
Now the thing is, the more often you take time out to have happy thoughts, those happy thoughts become a habit.
So when you are going about your daily business without paying much attention to your mind, happy thoughts will continually surface rather than negative thoughts.
Don’t believe me? Good! I hope you don’t!
Never believe anything anyone ever tells you without practicing it for yourself, testing what they say and then drawing your own conclusions. This is the only way you will experience happiness in life.
So, what are you waiting for? Put what I am saying to the test!
You want to enjoy life, start your happy meditations today!