13 Feb 2014

WHAT DOES MEDITATION MEAN ?

Letter : "M"

A vintage girl of my painting class went on a "Meditation" trip to Spain. When I go on holidays I lay at the beach and watch people. She in her meditation group, had to decide each morning about what meditation place to choose. First they waited for inspirations to find an adequate place and then they went to the place one had chosen, mostly churches or ruins of churches or graveyards or other romantic places.

I asked her about what they meditated. The answer and explanations were so clear as a pond with moss. Finally I decided to google "Meditation".

According to Wikipedia, the word "meditation" is like the word "sport" in general. All religions and philosophies have their meditation methods. Besides the Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish and New Age meditations you even have an online Meditation. Click on the link and help yourself if you want to be happy, free, finding the Nirvana, the Paradise or only the right way to breath. You can also choose your personal meditation position which goes from laying flat on your back somewhere, or in a Lotus position, with your legs folded under your bottom and your hands upside on your knees. You don't have to lay on a nail bed or standing on your head and ... the advantage is you can meditate everywhere, even as a member in the parliament of your country.



and you are even payed for !



I tried to meditate the easy way, laying in my bed and trying to get in contact with my inner self. My inner self was busy with making a "To do list" and I couldn't get it out of my body to the nowhere sphere. I tried as I had read somewhere about thinking of my body parts to find peace and serenity, but instead I met my inner self again who this time was busy to prepare this text.

But once I managed to really meditate ! I started laying on my back, hands turned to the ceiling, and found myself 2 h later in the same position and had to hop out of my bed and hurry because I had my painting class. So it's recommendable to rather meditate in the evening and not in the morning.

One thing is sure, if you do it correctly it can really help to get rid of stress, anxieties or other troubles.




Jenny Matlock
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18 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

I tried to meditate once but found I like a cluttered mind as much as I like my cluttered home. So I had a glass of wine instead. Much easier.

Andrew said...

Or you could just pour yourself another glass of wine.

Robyn Lee said...

I love meditating and have been doing it for about 25 years. Not every day, but when I can and when I do I always feel energised.

As one of your commenters said, you could just pour a glass of wine...that works too lol!

storybeader said...

I've tried various times throughout my life to meditate, and could never find my inner self. It's lost somewhere, probably making a list! {:-D

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I used to meditate and was fairly successful at it... I still remember my personal mantra so maybe I'll give it another try. I could use some destressing!
Loved this post and your pics -- funny to read!

carol l mckenna said...

What fun post on meditation for M ~ great job ~ thanks,

carol and artmusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

Mara said...

I start thinking about one thing. And then that leads to something else and something else again and after only five minutes I don't even know where I started!

If I do think about one thing only, it's usually bad and I have to think of flowers. Poppies, daisies, cornflowers and dandelions and keep repeating that in my head over and over and over. And then hope the bad thoughts will be replaced by fields of wild flowers!

Neesie said...

What a giggle Gattina,
I really enjoyed reading your 'M' post and it reminded me of a time when I went to a yoga class with a friend. At the end of the class we all lay down to meditate on our mats. I had had a busy day (what's new?) and I immediately started to snooze. My friend on the other hand started to giggle at my deep semi snores. We weren't banned but we did get disapproving looks as we left the class in a fit of laughter.
Have a calm lead up to a wonderful weekend ;D
Waving from a chilly Bonnie Scotland xoxo

Eden House News and views said...

I am hopeless at meditating my mind jumps around to what ever ridiculous thought pops into my head

A Lady's Life said...

Oh ya. That's what I do every night when I have to sleep. Otherwise I never will. My eyes stay open even when my brain wants to shut down.
lol
Emptying your mind is indeed hard to do.Sometimes it can be mind blowing,
a real high.

Judie said...

I like what Andrew said! I took a meditation class once many years ago, and I have to say that it made me a little uncomfortable. If I did meditate, I would do it as you did. Great "M" word, Gattina!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That bottom pic would be me. I am wound too tight to sit/lay that long...

Lady Lilith said...

Lol. It is great to meditate both in the morning and afternoon just if you are in a rush, set a timer. Mediation can really set the mood for a great day.

peppylady (Dora) said...

A good word that start with "M" is Marvelous.
In April I'll be taking part in http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html

Good News I'm ready to go on photo hunt this Saturday...picked up writer-reader..All ready got in on my blog. When Saturday 1AM my time comes around...blog should put it up.

Coffee is on

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am laughing so hard -- just came from my Yoga class and you did me more good than it did!!! The Parliament pic and comment is my favorite. But I might copy that cartoon at the end and give it to my Yoga teacher next week.

jyothiclicks said...

:) :) :) Oh I meditate every night! I start off with a "to do" list and then I go into dreamland. :D

fredamans said...

I've tried meditating, and like you, I can't get my brain to stop.

edenhills said...

There are so many forms of meditation. I love the wonderful benefits from it.