As you begin to lengthen the time you meditate your experience of peace goes deeper. For example, if you are used to doing a power meditation for one minute you will experience an instant calmness, but you may end up becoming very active again shortly.
Moving into five minutes from one minute meditations is when there can be more permanent lasting effects for your outlook over all the day.
It is like practicing the piano. If you spend two minutes a day practicing you will have some forward advancement and satisfaction, but oh so much more benefit comes from a regular longer practice session.
One way to begin to accumulate minutes of meditation benefit is to have several shorter meditations a day. Morning, noon and evening are three traditional times to meditate. And, when you add up the minutes by including more than one session a day, just like practicing a musical instrument longer, you mold yourself into a harmonious pattern of thinking and living.
Meditation is a means to an end. Through repeatedly stilling your mind, your body and emotions also calm down and coordinate beautifully, so you can reap the greatest benefit as a human - embody the best qualities.
To go from meditating one minute to five or ten minutes requires some planning. Prepare a place in your living space dedicated to meditation, or that you can easily make ready for your session. Such as - store a meditation cushion under your bed or on a shelf, and place it next to your bed when it is time to sit.
If you like candles and incense they can be lined up on the back of your dresser and brought forward at meditation time. Even with a permanent altar arrangement, I keep several inspirational articles on my dresser, so that anytime I walk by I can remind myself to think high.
Increasing to longer meditations at each session gives you time to more deeply delve into the recesses of your mind - both to find solutions to problems by peeling back thought upon thought, and to enjoy a greater experience of grace, peace, and harmony in the very minutes of meditation, and the rest of the day.
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Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults by Susan Kramer
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 116 pages. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook
Meditation and Spiritual Stories for Kids by Susan Kramer
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