Okay, It’s true, some people insist that meditation is absolutely necessary and some people say it’s just a bunch of crap. In my humble opinion, it depends on you and your goal. What do you hope to achieve? For many, meditation really is a valuable tool. It can do marvelous things for you if that is what you want.
It isn’t easy for everyone to do. Especially if you are new to it or are out of practice. Let me assure you, like everything else in life, it does get easier if you do it regularly. The more often you try to meditate the easier it gets. There are as many reasons to meditate as there are methods of meditation to choose from.
Of course, if you have no goals and you are happy with life just the way things are and have no need to improve or change your life, then, you don’t need to meditate. Some reasons people meditate may be because they seek knowledge, they seek the kingdom of God, to create or find inner peace, and some even meditate to transcend to a higher level of consciousness.
Those are all great, but meditation can also be used to gain clarity of a situation, find the inner self, discover a spirit guide, discover answers or solve problems, and sometimes to just listen to our inner voice.
There are many classes, books, blog posts, and videos that give or teaches the different ways to meditate. There are diverse perspectives on meditation all over the internet. The one great thing about meditation is that it is flexible. You can do it any way you want and still be successful.
I’m not going to give any grand instruction on how to meditate or even insist that you have to do it. I’m not going say that it is the only way to personal power, but it is only one way of many. It is a tool. I am suggesting that it won’t hurt to give it a try if you want to. Sometimes I meditate to simply feel the energy that flows through me and around me. Sometimes I have a great experience while other times I have too many distractions or simply can’t settle in. I know it’s ok if I can’t as long as I try.
I found that for me, sitting in a comfortable chair or on the sofa is way more effective than sitting on the floor in an awkward and uncomfortable position. One thing I am certain about is that it is important to find your individual reason, method and comfort that works for you. Try different ways until you find one that works for you. Once you become comfortable with meditation, you may find that you have actually become more creative, more efficient at handling stress and anxiety, your performance at work becomes more proficient, your days go more smoothly, you have more clarity or you are more attuned to your intuition.
Simply spending 15 minutes a day trying to meditate helps you learn how to focus and relax. It helps you to “go with the flow” more often. One thing is for sure. You will not meditate if you don’t have a reason. Ask yourself what you want out of life. What do you hope to accomplish? Do you want to change something about your life? Are you having trouble making a decision about something? Do you need to change a bad habit or to simply gain more focus when using magick? Do you want to meditate? It is a great tool to help you reach your goals but you must want to do it.
I know that starting out can be difficult. Silence on the outside, busyness on the inside, music, sounds such as rain or waves crashing, candle flames or fireplaces, all can be a distraction, or it may actually be helpful. Find what works for you. Remember, it is your life, you are in control, it is your choice, what you do is up to you and no one else. When you are ready and open to the experience, it will work best for you. Only then, will you benefit from meditation.
If you want to try it, that’s great, if you don’t, that’s ok too. It’s your choice. Do as you will, harm none is my belief. I choose to meditate because I need all the free tools I can get.