We turn meditation inside out when we put new insights into action - ideas and instructions gained while contemplating deeply.
Meditation is useful in daily life for more than becoming spiritually attuned, although that is a supreme reward. Along the way to discovering the Supreme, we can gain answers to the most mundane situations and other problems, through the time of quiet reflection in meditation.
First sit quietly, close your eyes and say an appreciation or prayer. Then mentally ask for what you need, and be still while waiting for the response. While waiting, breathe evenly such as one count to inhale and one count to exhale. Continue this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation.
When your body has calmed and stilled and you are feeling peaceful, the swirling mind can reach your waking and waiting consciousness with the answers you are seeking.
Sometimes those answers may not be what we want to hear, especially if they are seemingly difficult. Nevertheless, don't resist the thoughts. Allow them to settle in your mind as possibilities, and later maybe as probabilities.
To conclude your session, take time for a few wishes for world peace, then inhale deeply, and slowly exhale. Open your eyes and stretch out. Keep your journal next to your meditation place, and while the insights are fresh record them.
As you go on with your day put these new ideas into practice in a gradual way, let them become part of your present reality.
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