Meditation gives you a quiet time to delve deeply into complicated issues. Your body is quiet and not demanding attention. In fact, after you get into your meditation you may be relieved of bodily feeling, almost totally. I describe this as feeling like I'm floating in water - still, relaxed, but fully awake.
In this state of freedom from bodily bothers you can concentrate directly on the problem at hand. Begin your meditation by saying an appreciation for what you have, or a loved one in your life. Then begin even and regular breathing, such as one count to inhale, and one count to exhale. Continue this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation without actually saying the numbers. The regular breathing calms emotions as well as settling the body.
Now you are ready to turn your attention to the problem you want solved. Start with what you know and dive in from there. Try not to let emotions come into play. That is where your rhythmic breathing can help keep you on an even keel. Look for one idea in your mind about how you could start solving your problem. Just starting with one idea will open the doorway to seeing more possibilities ahead of you. Don't be afraid to consider a new idea - you may be on your way to finding just the solution you need.
Continue considering new ideas as they come up in your mind. After your meditation take time right away to write down your new insights in your journal. Meditation is a practical practice that helps us creatively solve problems in all aspects of living. The more we meditate, the easier it is to slip into a meditation when you need more solutions.
Finish your meditation with thoughts of thanksgiving for new insights and outlooks, and send out thoughts of peace and harmony to creation.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer