Ebooka przeczytasz w aplikacjach Legimi na:
Odsłuch ebooka (TTS) dostępny w abonamencie „ebooki+audiobooki bez limitu” w aplikacji Legimi na:
Table of Contents
To Self Enlightenment
Table of Contents
Table of Contents_______________________________________________________3
Chapter 1: Exactly What Is Meditation Anyway?_____________________________7
The Stages of the Mind______________________________________________________7
Stage One: The Normal Mind______________________________________________________8
Stage Two: Concentration________________________________________________________10
Stage Three: Final Meditation_____________________________________________________12
Chapter 2: Wait! What Will Meditation Do For Me?________________________16
Benefits You Experience____________________________________________________17
Chapter 3: The Types Of Meditation_______________________________________19
Chapter 4: What Happens During Meditation?______________________________25
The Physical Reaction______________________________________________________29
Are You Sleeping?_________________________________________________________30
Chapter 5: Are You Ready To Meditate Yet?________________________________32
A Word Of Warning_______________________________________________________32
A Bit Of Background______________________________________________________33
Activities For Meditaion_________________________________________________________34
Get Yourself Ready________________________________________________________36
Chapter 6: Elements Required For Meditation To Happen_____________________37
The Right Position_________________________________________________________39
Passiveness In Your Attitude________________________________________________42
Your Meditation Object__________________________________________________________44
Put It Together___________________________________________________________46
Chapter 7: Meditating In A Simple Form First______________________________47
Chapter 8: Other Methods Of Mediation___________________________________51
There Are More___________________________________________________________59
Have you tried meditation to solve your stress and health problems? If you haven’t done so yet, now may be one of the best times to make that experience a reality. Mediation is one of the most sought after forms of stress relief and is even recommended by many doctors.
Something that valuable is something that you should be striving to learn. If you are someone that spends your evenings worrying, stressing about all that needs to get done and even feeling physically bad without being sick, then meditation may be an ideal solution for you.
In meditation, you transform the way that your mind is working. While you can’t say that it’s a simple process, meditation is something that you can easily learn to do and then use daily.
In fact, studies show that when you do allow yourself (especially your mind) to meditate for just a few minutes each day, you can reduce the stress levels you face improving your quality of life. Indeed, lowering stress levels also can improve your physical self.
In this book, you’ll learn how meditation can change your life. It is merely a guide to get you started, though.
Most individuals that are successful at meditation are those that seek out resources locally to help them to learn the process as well as to practice it. Meditating with others is something that can be powerful to the individual. With more and more meditation clinics and classes popping up around the country, you are likely to find one relatively close to you. But, first, you need to learn a bit more about how meditation works and what it can do for you.
This book will prepare you to begin meditation and take you into a world that far too many people don’t realize exists with such benefits. If you are skeptical, there is nothing to lose by investing a few minutes in learning this process. In fact, you’ll find yourself striving to learn more once you have just one or two sessions of meditation.
Learn to meditate alone or with friends. In either case, you’ll find many different methods to select. More so, you could be improving your health and well being. That’s worth just a few minutes of your time!
Chapter 1: Exactly What Is Meditation Anyway?
Before you can begin practicing meditation you do need to understand what it is and why you need to use this method of relaxation. The brain is the primary tool that you’ll use to define this process. But, you may not realize that when the brain is in a “normal” state that it actually is very abnormal in what it is doing.
To help you to understand meditation, we must first break down the different stages in which the brain functions so that you can see the state of mind that you are functioning in most often.
The Stages of the Mind
There are three unique stages in the brain that depicts how it is functioning at any one time. When you consider meditation, only going through these three stages can actually get to you achieve the serenity that you are after with meditation.
Stage One: The Normal Mind
In the “normal” state of mind, your mind is working in various directions. It is functioning as it usually does which means it is bouncing from one idea and thought to the next. In fact, this is quite abnormal activity for the brain because it needs to focus on a lesser amount of ideas if it is to be successful in resolving problems.
Stimuli from all over the place are coming in at the brain. When something new stimulates you mind, it moves from its previous thought to the new one. Although you feel like you are completely in control of yourself during this type of brain function, you likely aren’t.
You have very little control over the way that you behave and think during this type of situation. Not only do your thoughts move from one thing to the next thing quickly, but your physical being is doing the same thing too. Your emotions follow suite, too.
An example of this type of brain activity can be as simple as seeing a child playing. If you see that child while you are driving, your mind goes from control of the vehicle to the child. She’s cute, playing and riding her bike. Then, your mind moves to thoughts from your own childhood. You feel good and smile at the happy memories.
Of course, it doesn’t always play out so innocently. You can go through these same thought and emotional processes with negative images too. Consider if that child was a teenager, doing something that they shouldn’t be. Now, you are wondering about your own children, what they are doing that you don’t know about. And, your emotions follow you too with thoughts that are fearful and tense.
In a negative situation, you are likely to become distracted by the thoughts playing through your mind which then directly impacts the way that you drive your vehicle. Perhaps you run a red light or, you narrowly miss a car accident.
As you can see, in your normal state of mind, your emotions as well as your physical being are at stake. Each plays their own role in the outcome of these events.
Often, stresses build up during this process and since it is our “normal” state of mind, they pile on over time. You can find yourself unable to concentrate on anything and overtime you can have trouble balancing all that you have to do in your everyday life.