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Thinking High Meditation
I've often heard it said to think high. On the spiritual path it applies to holding our best thoughts close at hand when we have to make decisions and hard choices.
We benefit the most when we think high in any situation. In a general sense what this means is take the time to plan and do what hurts no one, including yourself, and at the same time benefits all involved.
Meditation is a way to raise the vibration or quality of your thoughts so that when out in the world you spontaneously do what is best - easily think and act high.
Take time to develop a high and clear way of thinking by engaging in regular meditation, whether once or three times a day. The more and longer you meditate, the more refined your thinking process becomes.
Meditation to Raise Your Thoughts
Choose a place where it is quiet and you won't be disturbed. Prepare yourself to think high by washing and putting on clean and comfortable clothes. Have a blanket handy to wrap around your shoulders if you have a tendency to cool down while sitting still.
Sit with your back upright. If on a cushion on the floor fold your legs in. If on a chair, place the soles of your feet firmly on the floor to maintain balance. Hold your hands in your lap, or place palms up or palms down on your thighs.
Close your eyes. Begin even and regular breathing, such as one count to inhale, and one count to exhale - continue on like this throughout your meditation.
While settled and breathing rhythmically turn your thoughts to a virtue that you wish to emulate. Any will do. Practicing virtues keep you thinking high and carries over later into your regular day.
For later, remember your virtue often and fall back on it when you start to feel stress. Stress is increased when we don't know what course of action to take. A clear mind, thinking high, sends stress running, evens it out, lets it dissipate.
Finish your meditation with a deep inhalation and exhalation. Open your eyes, stretch out, and continue with your day, thinking high, acting for the common good.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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