Here’s our list of the most important things you can focus on for a deep meditative experience.
It’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t have issues with being consistent and sticking to a newly introduced routine. Especially when the routine involves some sort of a workout – physical or like in our case, regular meditation. The more difficult the workout the harder it is to fall into a routine and stick to it. The older we get, the more conditioned we are in refusing to inculcate anything new in our lives.
A different way of looking at it is that the greater the benefit and higher the purpose, the more difficult it is. And something like meditation and spirituality are at the apex of the pyramid of human needs. Therefore, they rank as the toughest to achieve when it comes to practicing consistently.
Don’t be surprised if we tell you that this is how Nature has designed it to be. Human beings can evolve to higher states only by being tested by having resistance and obstacles thrown in their path. You have to prove that you are worthy of it, in other words. Self-improvement goals achieved too easily will not be valued by us and we will likely come back to where we started very soon.
Achievements that come through winning over great difficulties are sweeter and longer lasting. Big muscles are developed by lifting heavy weights, not through a light workout.
So, how can we build our meditation muscle?
For starters, we’d like to clarify that by family, we mean any group you’re associated with that makes you feel happy, welcome and share the bond with others in the group. It could your workplace, circle of friends, the group of people you play tennis with, your actual biological family or most relevant to us, the collective group of meditators or yoga practitioners you associate with.
Meditation can make a world of difference by cementing your place in any family. It can make you the most loved, sought after and respected member of the family. This can fill the void in your life with help and assistance being available to you whenever you need it, whether it’s emotional support, physical assistance or just about anything.
So, how does meditation do it and why is it special?
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
– Abraham Lincoln
Something quite similar goes on when we use Sahaja meditation as a tool for improving our productivity. We all have busy lives and most of the time, we’re juggling different tasks and dealing with a bunch of different challenges, all at the same time. If only we had more time. And energy. If only there were more hours in a day.
But the secret lies not in managing time. Or the number of hours in a day. Or trying to make the challenges go away. It lies in managing and fixing ourselves so we develop sharp clarity and focus in our attention and improve the pace at which we get things done and problems solved. Our productivity, in other words.
You might wonder how meditation techniques can change with the weather. Well, Sahaja meditation provides a broad range of techniques and there are some of them that lend themselves very well to the use of nature’s conditions in spring and summer.
These are to do with the use of the natural elements because it’s easier and fun to be outdoors during these times of the year. But while you’re enjoying being outdoors, you can combine fun with some great meditation techniques that give huge benefits.