Meditation is a skill.

Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill. Think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable.

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What is meditation?

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It takes time to get comfortable with your mind. There might be setbacks along the way but that’s part of meditating. Keep practicing. You’re doing great just by showing up.

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There’s no such thing as perfect meditation. Sometimes your focus will wander or you’ll forget to follow your breath. That’s OK. It’s part of the experience. What’s most important is to meditate consistently. It’s one of those things where the journey is more important than the destination.

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What is Meditation?

Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.

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Mindfulness is the ability to be present, to rest in the here and now, fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment.

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Meditation Anxiety

Most productivity or business books, podcasts, conferences or TED talks have the same solution to being more successful and happier: meditate for twenty minutes once or twice a day.

But meditation as a practice doesn't always work with where we currently are in our lives. We may be too excited and optimistic to sit still or even too young. There are also other ways to ensure we are not always in a reactionary mode.

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No, you don’t have to Meditate to be Happier or More Successful.

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Spiritual Meditation

Similar to prayer in that you reflect on the quietness and seek a deeper connection with your higher power.

Essential oils are commonly used to heighten the experience. Popular options include:

  • frankincense
  • myrrh
  • sage
  • cedar
  • sandalwood
  • palo santo

This type can be practiced at home or in a place of worship. It’s beneficial for those who thrive in silence and seek spiritual growth.

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Which Type of Meditation Is Right for You?

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Sit for just two minutes

Start with just two minutes a day for a week. If that goes well, increase by another two minutes and do that for a week. If all goes well, by increasing just a little at a time, you’ll be meditating for 10 minutes a day in the 2nd month.

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Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind : zen habits

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