It’s no secret anymore – meditating is a powerful tool you can cultivate within yourself in order to heal and alleviate different kinds of conditions.
Being such an impressive resource, it also means there are several ways it can be approached. You need to discover which particular type of meditation best fits your life and needs.
Under my guidance, you’ll discover the wondrous effects which are to be experienced. But first, let’s learn how to embrace meditation, so as to make the most of it. And what kind of meditation works in your favour.
We can say there are three main ways of approaching meditation:
- Focused attention meditation. This is based on a principle of correspondence – you pick an object and focus all your energy on staying connected, while looking at or thinking about it. Your flow of attention can be directed towards your breath, a part or a function of the body, a physical item, a mantra. You can use this approach when you need to exercise your steadiness muscle.
- Open meditation. This is a technique which involves recording all signals coming from your surroundings, without attempting to record them in any positive or negative manner. You learn to monitor the content of your experiences, while setting yourself on a non-reactive mood. This state is great if you need to unwind or if there’s something which occupies your mind to a worrying degree.
- Effortless watchfulness. This is not a technique per se, but rather a type of meditation wherein you attain complete serenity and calm. In this state, you can experience unabridged quietude and you gain access to deeper states of conscience. The secret mechanism of this state of mind lies in the capacity to let go of the object of focus (see type 1) and the process itself (type 2) and further allow yourself to be the sole presence you are perceiving. You can reach this point only if you have a facilitator watching over your steps, as you grow your introspective capacities.
These three main techniques are presented gradually, the first being practised to a larger extent by beginners, the last catering more to the ones with a more extensive practice. They’re employed in different degrees by various schools or cultures of meditation.
Settle for One Type of Meditation
What I outlined above may well be considered categories or approaches. But, each can serve one type of meditation or another, plus a larger variety of mindfulness techniques, like:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Zen meditation
- Vipassana (also known as ‘mindfulness of meditation’) – use it at the early stages of your practice.
- Metta (‘compassion’) meditation – to be used when you need to enhance your empath powers.
- Mantra/OM meditation – also used in the early and intermediary stages.
- Transcendental meditation – will work best for you if you have a bit of experience and if you are ready to access the deepest layers of perception.
- Guided meditation – the easiest way to get optimal guidance and customised input, even though you’re a busy person.
For more insights and guidance, contact me and allow me to guide, love and elevate your soul to the One Love. You are unique and thus your path towards rediscovering yourself will shape up differently from anyone else’s.