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.
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