If you are a student at my school, you’ll love this video on your phone of me explaining meditation to a class of mostly fourth graders. It’s called: “How to Meditate, Relax, and Relax Your Mind”.
I know this video will get a lot of flak, but I think it’s a really good one. I have been noticing lately that I am getting a lot more confident at meditating myself and with my practice. I’m also thinking meditation isn’t completely about sitting in a room and staring at some blank screen.
I do not have a degree in meditation, but I was brought up in a pretty traditional Catholic home where meditation was a daily ritual. My grandfather was a really good meditator. He had a habit of laying down on his bed and going to the window and looking out at the sky and wondering about something, usually birds. He would think of a bird in a particular way, then tell himself a story about that bird. I can understand why he was a good meditator.
meditating is a practice that has been a regular part of my life for a few years. I have a couple of friends who have meditated daily, and they are both pretty good at it. I think it’s because they get to the point where they are just meditating themselves, and the practice becomes automatic. They go from thinking about a bird to thinking about a tree, and then just thinking about any thing they want.
The way I see it, meditation is a kind of autopilot. When we meditate, we are just doing the same thing over and over again. In fact, the act of sitting in a chair doesn’t even feel like getting ready to go to the office. In fact, it feels quite a lot like getting ready to do nothing.
Although it might not be exactly that simple, it is worth noting that meditation is a way of practicing self-awareness and self-awareness is the first step in becoming aware of one’s own thoughts and actions.
It’s also worth noting that meditation can be a very enjoyable, and very productive exercise. There are various meditation techniques that are used, but the two I’m personally most familiar with are: A. Breath meditation. B. Mindfulness meditation.
We’re not entirely sure what A. Breath meditation entails, but its something that can be done anytime, anywhere. A. Breath meditation involves breathing in and breathing out, and as the breathing deepens, the mind becomes more aware of not only your thoughts but also of your emotions. It sounds simple, but it’s actually quite hard work.
The idea of meditation is that it involves “meditating on yourself.” Many people (myself included) find it difficult to simply “be” for any extended period of time, so as a general rule people use some kind of technique to help them concentrate. If you are familiar with the idea of “metta,” a Sanskrit term meaning “meditation,” then you know that is a Sanskrit word that means concentration.
One such technique is to use the breath. The breath is a very important part of meditation, as it can be used in a variety of ways. The first thing you should do is to slow your breathing down as much as possible. Breathing slowly slows down the rate at which your nervous system starts transmitting information, and thus the speed at which you can think. A more intense breathing pattern may take up to four minutes to complete.