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 5 Ways to Meditate

5 Ways to Meditate

Meditation is so beneficial for your mind and spirit.  They say that meditation can open up neural pathways in your brain that you’ve never used before.  You can tap into abundance mentally and physically through meditation.  Being mindful is such an essential part of daily living to maintain clarity, stability, and happiness. Meditation or in other words, mindfulness  can come in many forms.  Some ways work better for certain people.  There is no right or wrong.  Here’s a few ways to meditate to get you started.

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1. Declarations

I would say intentions, but I believe declarations are more powerful.  Definition of intention is to intend to do something almost like hoping but not guaranteed. A declaration is a statement.  Telling yourself that it will be tangible in your life and it will happen no matter what.  Declarations are action words. Place your hand over your heart and set declarations for yourself. Ex. (I am bigger than any problem.) (I create my own life). Repeat these often and they will be tangible in your life, change your thoughts and you change your world.  You’re creating energy into a desire and when that energy creates a synergy, it takes off in the ether and becomes tangible in reality.

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2. Visualizations

Close your eyes and imagine something that brings you calmness.  Deep breath in, and deep breath out. Keep your focus on things that bring happiness to your life.  Now, close your eyes and imagine your life, how you want your life to be.  Imagine yourself living in that moment.  Visualizing what you want in your life is another powerful tool to attain what it is you want and desire.  Spend at least 5 minutes of your day closing your eyes (or not) and envision/imagine all the things you want.  Visualizing creates that energy and confidence you need to make it tangible.

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3. Written

When things are written down on paper, they are more physical than typing them out in  digital form.  When I need to remember important things, I write them down.  The physical effort of jotting things down on paper leaves an impression in my mind. I’m a physical person so I need to feel things to keep me inspired and motivated.  Get a notebook and spend at least 5 minutes writing what is exactly on your mind.  Looking at what you’ve written makes you realize where you take yourself on your mind’s journey.  It helps us become more accountable and mindful of our thoughts which will translate into actions. Also, write what you are grateful for everyday and what you want to accomplish that day.  It really makes a difference.

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4. Silence

Being by yourself in complete silence really brings out clarity.  When we are silent we can actually hear the subtleties in our bodies and in our minds.  Eliminating the chatter around us, eliminates the chatter within ourselves. Spend at least 5 minutes a day in silence.  You can close your eyes or not, whatever is comfortable for you. Focus on empting your mind.  It will be tough, but the effort is well worth it.  You’ll start training and rewiring your brain as your mind builds mental fortitude.  Silence is key to understanding, that's when our inner most deep seeded feelings emerge.

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5. Movement

Movement is a big part of my life.  Moving with purpose helps you evaluate actions that are wasting our time and actions that enrich our time.  Yoga for me is a moving meditation.  To be present fully in your movement builds mental strength and concentration.  If yoga isn't your thing, find other ways to move with declaration. To move with a statement.  It could be through sports or martial arts.  Being present in your actions brings a calming yet alert feeling into your mental state and body.

So there you have it.  5 ways to get started with your mediation practice.  There are many more ways to mediate but I’m showing you 5 keys to open up the doorways to what may bring you peace and joy into your life. Try all 5 and see which one best suits you. Comment below and tell me which one is your favorite!

Stay happy & healthy,

xo

Cary

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