I am good at getting meditation done, but I often wonder if I am doing it right or if I could do it in a more effective/optimal way. Even if I sometimes haven’t heard more than a couple of sentences during a meditation and my mind has wandering wild, I always feel better afterwards, but I wonder if that’s because I have rested my body for 15 minutes or it have actually done something with my mind and vibration too. I have an idea that I would do much more progress if I could be more focused while meditating. I know that my path unfolds perfectly, but maybe it’s time for me to be more deliberate on focusing when I meditate?
Since I found your meditations, I have practiced them (enjoying them a lot!), but just like when I used Abraham’s meditations, after having listened to them for awhile, my mind gets bored with the words and thinks it has heard too many times and starts wandering. How important is it to hear the words?
The other day I got inspired to listen to your introduction where Kyla talks about how to use the meditations. It was really good for me to get reminded about setting intentions prior to each meditation; to raise my vibration and to be open and non-resistant. But when it come to “let the words flow without thinking about them” and “keep your mind free from thought”, then I got confused. Don’t I get thoughts when I hear your words? Especially in the beginning when Kyla/you ask questions (e.g. Are you feeling good or are you feeling bad?) and when the affirmations come in the middle and Kyla/you tell me to “repeat after me”. Or is it when I start to judge or comment on the words and phrases that I get thoughts that I need to stop?
Maybe I am just generally confused or nit-picking now, but I hope you understand my question anyway. However, the most important to me is to hear your general view on how to use the 15-20 daily meditation minutes in the most optimal way.
Thanks Joshua and Gary, for helping me changing my life!
What a wonderful question! We love to talk about meditation, because it is the gateway to ease and allowing. There is nothing to accomplish in meditation, it is simply the practice of quieting the mind and noticing thought. If you can do that, even for just a moment, that is all you need to receive benefit from the practice. It is the daily commitment that is of the most benefit. By setting aside time to practice meditation every day, you are creating the life you desire with intention and purpose.
So then, is there a more effective way to get it done? Well, that depends on your intention. What is your intention? Are you trying to accomplish something? Then meditation will not work. There is no goal, it is a process. There is no wrong way to do it, for there is no wrong anywhere in the universe. You can’t do anything but relax your focus on the unwanted and practice removing thought. The mere fact that you notice your thoughts is very good indeed.
Why is it important to notice thought? Because when you notice your thoughts, you can tell if you are thinking beneficial thoughts or limiting thoughts. If the thoughts are beneficial, then that is wonderful and you are in a state of allowing. If the thoughts are limiting, well now you can replace them with beneficial thoughts, no matter what you happen to be doing at that time. Noticing your thoughts and replacing some of your limiting thoughts with beneficial thoughts, will radically move your vibration from limited to limitless.
You create your own reality by the thoughts you think. If you can become aware of your thoughts, through the practice of meditation, you can become the conscious creator of your reality by replacing limiting thoughts with more empowering ones. Meditation also raises your vibration and allows you to see things from a higher perspective. It tends to bring calm and ease to most people.
You can’t get meditation right or wrong, it just is a practice and everyone is unique as in all things. You can listen to words until they annoy you and then you may sit in silence or listen to your breath or to the birds chirping. The words might bring up thought, but they are not resistant thoughts (unless they trigger something in you and if that’s the case, you can analyze what the trigger is and resolve that issue). You are not resting your body in meditation, you are focusing your mind. The body does not need more rest, but the awakening mind surely does.
With our love,
We are Joshua