Achieve Inner Peace with Regular Meditation

Meditation has seen a steady rise in popularity over the course of recent years, and there are numerous different meditation techniques for you to choose from, which all offer amazing benefits, such as total relaxation and achieving inner peace. However, what may come as a surprise to you is that even with all the different techniques that exist, there is no one, set-in-stone method that is the “right” way to meditate.

As you continue to practice meditation and move forward with your quest to achieve inner peace, you will find methods that you like and methods that you don’t like. And over time, you will be able to pick and choose different aspects from the various meditation techniques until you have devised a practice that is unique to you.

If you ever find yourself thinking that you are meditating incorrectly, think about the following quote by Eckart Tolle:

“To meditate successfully, the idea that you are doing a meditation can be quite an obstacle.”

In other words, don’t think so much about your meditation; just do whatever feels the most natural and comfortable for you.

If you are trying to employ a specific meditation technique, then the following two things can actually prevent you from achieving inner peace and maxing out your meditation benefits:

1. Attempting to perform the given technique the “correct” way. For example, implementing the perfect breathing pattern, or reciting the ideal mantra.

2. Attempting to accomplish a specific result or have a particular experience while meditating.

Everyone’s experiences with meditation are going to vary. Therefore, you cannot compare the experiences that you have to those of other people. Additionally, you cannot expect to be able to follow another person’s A + B = C plan. It’s not possible to force something to either happen or not happen with your meditation, so you shouldn’t even bother trying to.

 

Achieve inner peace with relaxing meditationMeditation isn’t supposed to be treated as a pass/fail experience. It’s all about feeling relaxed and more in tune with yourself so you can achieve your own personal sense of inner peace.

The next time you sit down to meditate, just try to go with the flow and see what happens and where your mind takes you. There are many different things that you can focus on when you are meditating, such as thoughts that drift into your mind, how relaxed you feel, the sensations in your body, or the space behind your eyelids.

It is beneficial, however, to allow your breath to serve as kind of an “anchor” for your awareness. Then, permit everything else – your bodily sensations, drifting thoughts, etc. – to just be.Nothing should be forced when you are meditating. Over time and with practice, your own personal sense of inner peace will gradually manifest itself.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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  1. Sharon Lee says:

    Love that quote! Thanks for the post :)

  2. Jack Daily says:

    I really must learn to let go of being such a perfectionist with my meditation.

  3. Catherine Staffier says:

    I agree with Jack. I have a hard time of letting go of that too. There are so many things I want to achieve with meditation so I don’t want to do it wrong, but I think that is precisely what has been holding me back.

  4. jim conti says:

    It’s hard, but you have to just kind of find your stride and experiment a little to see what techniques work best for you :) Sooo worth it in the end!

  5. maureen jones says:

    free yourself from restrictions!

  6. tina smith says:

    don’t think, just meditate! concentrate on keeping your energy flowing through your chakras.

  7. lisa marie says:

    i’ve been meditating twice a day now for around 15 minutes for the past 2 months. my stress levels have definitely decreased… not all the way tho, lol, but i’m going to keep at it!

  8. joan collins says:

    love love LOVE me some meditation, hehe :)

  9. paul stevens says:

    I am fairly new to meditation. I was a long-time practitioner of pilates which lead to yoga and now to meditation. I hope I can achieve the kind of heightened personal awareness that I’m looking for :)

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