How to Quiet your Mind

Meditation Tips 3

Meditation is key to quieting your mind. Many people are under the misconception that you have to have a quiet mind in order to meditate, however, a regular practice of meditation will naturally quiet your mind.

 

If you have tried to meditate or are in the beginning of your meditation practice, you may feel it is challenging to "shut the faucet off". Well, first realize that with continued practice it gets easier to quiet the mind. This is due to the fact that you are building brain neurons that will support this transition. These brain neurons are being built because you are training your mind to focus on breathing, a mantra, movement, etc. As you continue to train your mind to focus on one thing at a time, you naturally "disconnect" the abundance of neural networks that were built in the area of "non-focus". 

 

Also, you may not recognize that you did have moments of a silent mind during meditation, even if it were only for a few seconds. This is because being in a meditative state is a state of mind, which cannot be observed by the conscious mind. The minute you observe it, is the minute you slip out of that state. Meditation which produces a quiet mind is a state of being.

 

If you are really finding it challenging to focus or are getting disheartened due to the thoughts that are roaming around your head, try a guided meditation. This may make it easier to focus in the beginning. Hearing someone's voice is a great way to bring you back into the present moment and away from the distracting thoughts of past or future. 

Shawngela Pierce

Written by : Shawngela Pierce

Shawngela is a Law of Attraction and Meditation coach. Her focus is to help people attain true health and wellbeing by using her gift to channel information to guide others. Schedule a session with Shawngela and find out how the power to heal lies within you.

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