Recently, I instructed a lot of beginners to meditate.
The biggest challenge is you can’t learn to meditate within 10 days!
And to learn to meditate fast is just good business. Dreadful teachers make 10 days meditation retreats and even don’t care if you are a beginner…
The risk to get psychotic or schizophrenia in such meditation retreats is not so seldom!!!!!
Be humble you can’t win a marathon without a long training – so is it with meditation… Still, everybody can learn meditation and even you have done when you have been a baby!
We begin with meditation to enjoy more our life.
And we don’t make an ego trip to become that meditation master adored by millions of disciples…
What is meditation?
1.) To watch and let happen!
And not to interfere when you are watching your feelings and thoughts! Every thought and emotion is good!
Zen: Feel your emotions and don’t be your emotion.
Don’t suppress your feelings or thoughts otherwise, this is not meditation!!!!
2.) To connect with the divine or with God!
We need a focus point outside of our thoughts and emotions.
We choose a focus point that is beneficial and that we can also use in our daily life to calm down and to connect with God!
The traditional mediation Vipassana chooses the breathing in and out through our nose as a focus point… But there exist better focus points… For instance, the second Chakra/Navel Chakra or the best is the name of God which we like the most!
Imagine you sit on a bank close to a river and watch the ships going up and down the river. On the other side, you see a tree… Between the ships is a gap so that you can see the tree. Your focus point is the tree and your thoughts, emotions are the ships…
After the thoughts pass by, we focus on our focus point and look that we relax. When we repeat again and again the name of God we connect with God so that we gain after some years bliss in our meditation. I think that is the best!
How to make the meditation fun?
We make body exercise or dance before we start with our meditation… So that our body is already relaxed and so our mind…
For instance, if you run for 20 minutes so that you exhaust your body, your mind is much more relaxed!
If we are angry and meditate for hours we can’t get calmness in our mind but if we exhaust our body heavily we get peace in our mind!!!
The same is with depression and sadness… Exercise the body until you have released your suppressed feelings…
My Video: How to start with meditation 1 https://youtu.be/ylewjeddkPI
My Audio on Podcast: RELAX WITH MEDITATION or see link in the end.
My Audio: https://rudizimmerer.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/5/How+to+start+with+meditation+1.mp3