Meditation and positive thinking: a path to internal peace
Some time after I started reading about positive thinking, I came across the idea of meditating as another tool to achieve freedom from negative thoughts. I had never tried to meditate before, and while it sounded very attractive, it didn't feel like an easy thing to do.
I read information about meditating on the internet, and got myself a couple of books with guided meditation CDs. I learned about mantras, focusing on the breath, and different techniques to meditate.
So I started meditating - a few minutes here and there, then aiming for half an hour. However, every time I meditated I found it difficult to "be still", and I would soon be lost in thought. I got to say to myself, "I cannot meditate".
But I was aware of the benefits of meditation and positive thinking, so I kept on looking for a tool (a program, a book, a CD...) which would help me meditate for once and for all. That is how I came across first the Quantum Mind Power program and later on Holosync.
I used both programs for quite some time, reaping benefits, and then I abandoned meditation as a daily practice. Somehow it fell aside, I suppose because of having achieved its purpose at the time.
One afternoon, years later, I felt a call to meditate out of the blue. I remember clearly standing around in the dining room and feeling an urge to go to the garden to sit underneath the tree. I did that, not knowing exactly what for.
As I was sitting there, I noticed the fresh air. I noticed the clear light of the afternoon, announcing the summer. I noticed the birds singing and the noises that were going on.
I closed my eyes, and I started to pay attention to my breath. A feeling of peace started invading me, and the more I noticed the peace, the larger it got. I remember feeling content, just happy to be there sitting and breathing, just happy to be aware.
I don't know how much time passed, but when I finally stood up and went into the house, I expressed my heartfelt intention of meditating daily again - knowing that this time I didn't need anything else than me.
At the time of writing I meditate daily or every other day, mainly at night, and sometimes here and there during the day. Meditation and positive thinking add to my life in more ways than I could have ever thought.
Meditation and positive thinking combined can help you achieve a more relaxed way of living life. Follow the links in this page to find out more about each relevant aspect of meditation and its relationship with positive thinking.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
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