Monday, January 17, 2011

What is Your Style of Meditation?

A large part of the reason people don't meditate is the misconception of what it is. Many people believe that you must set aside long periods of time in order for it to be beneficial. Many have visions  of a person sitting in a sparse monk like room, in the lotus position with empty minds. 

Effective meditation is, and will be different for each person.

And since everyone is different, whatever works for you, is what works for you! Don't compare yourself to others in regards to meditation. Some people need quiet to meditate; some people need the room to be dark. Others like the sun, still others need music

If prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God.

Some people have trouble visualizing, others have trouble with the intruding thoughts. If your not visual, that is okay, hearing someone else's voice in a guided meditation

Keep in mind that walking and other activities that are rhythmic and healthful can create a meditative place within you. Swimming, dancing, running. Yoga is also meditative for people.

So you see, it simply is a matter of finding what works for you. Throw away the false assumptions.
Explore your style of meditation and start listening.


  1. Hi Lynne,
    I find that repeating a mantra like "peace in" while you are breathing in and "peace out" when ou are breathing out helps to eliminate those pesky ramdom thoughts during a sit.

  2. That's a really good tip. I like your mantra!