A simple meditation
Imagine sitting on a riverbank and looking across the river where the signboard is. Ships are passing by, but we still look in the direction of the signboard even though we cannot see the signboard when the ship is in front of us. The thoughts are the ships, and the signboard is our concentration point. I do not judge the thoughts; I let go of the thoughts. I always come back to my concentration point. For the concentration point, I can choose parts of my body, chakras, my breath (as the breath streams in and out from my nose), a name of God, or anything else. I have chosen for myself a name of God (I repeat the name of God again and again) because it connects me to God and the breath, and it connects me with the body, mind, and soul.
‘Identification is sorrow.’
- Bhagavad Gita
If I watch my emotions and thoughts, then I give up more and more of my identification and can relax easier. I learn to let go of my tension and desires that had plagued me my entire life. Also, I can easier enjoy my life and be more courageous. I do not so depend on the world, friends, and relatives anymore, because I understand that every moment brings new things, and I let go of previous doubts and worries. It is easier to experience our inner happiness.
Even babies experience very high mediation states full of bliss, happiness, and serenity.
Thousands of meditations exist, so choosing the right one is crucial for the beginner, because if we have no fun, excitement, or happiness with the new meditation, we give up to early. It is much easier if we start with moving meditations or free dancing. A meditation from Osho, Mantak Chia, Sufi meditations, Dao meditations, yoga, chi gong, Tai Chi, body flow, and dance meditations are easy and bring us fast good results.
We should at least stay on one meditation one month; try to meditate always at the same time, and, if possible, in the same place, because then this place becomes special for meditation. We can use imaginations to make meditation easier, like mountains, the river, the ocean, and we can use music to make meditation easier. Then we should sit/stand/lay down with the spine straight and relax so that the body energy can flow. After some time, everyone should change the meditation, so we can integrate new aspects in our life.
When we are overloaded with thoughts, a non-moving (still) meditation is difficult. We can release our thoughts through therapy, like EFT, or we make sport, dancing, or have a massage. In any case, it is a good exercise to watch our thoughts.