We don’t all meditate the same way. Meditation is different for everyone. The common item is to find a quiet space so you can centre yourself.
For some, mediation can be done in the most crowded space. This is because it is an internal process, and we journey to a quiet place within. We can look outward but meditate inward.
Other people need a quiet room in order to focus on their meditation. The type of meditation varies, as do the mantras, but the space is what starts the process for these people.
Meditation also represents many different things and is done in a variety of different ways and positions. I cannot sit cross-legged any longer, and I don’t need to hum to achieve peace. This does not mean I cannot reach the same relaxed result.
I use breathing, as do others, but my focus is on my inner light, and my mantra is prayer. One could look at me and not even know I was meditating (praying). Even a quick thanksgiving for the beauty around me reminds me to breathe and relaxes me.
When things are chaotic, it is great to have a way to re-center yourself, so outside pressure doesn’t overwhelm you. Being able to take a few deep breaths and achieve a state of calm is key to maintaining wellness within.
Each of us has the ability to attain calm and peace within. It may take practice, but it is possible. If one way doesn’t work for you, try another until you find one that does.
You don’t have to do what everyone else does. If one way isn’t working for you, find a way that does. It helps when you understand that meditation is different for everyone.
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