Learning to meditate

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It’s a bit like riding a bike, once you’ve learned how to meditate then it’s a process you’ll have access to the whole of your life.

But where can you learn to meditate?

There are meditation tutorials on the internet, so they are often a good place to start. So long as they’re not complicated with lots of jargon. Most are good and take the time out to explain any terms they are using so that beginners can understand them.

When you are starting out, it’s important to choose a meditation method that’s easy to pick up.

I’d personally suggest a breathing meditation, a walking meditation or, if you prefer, a “high tech” meditation like Centerpointe where all you need to do is sit down and play a stream from your device.

There are pluses and minuses to each of these methods, but as a general rule they are all easy enough to pick up.

Once you’ve decided on a meditation method, trial it for a week or so to see whether or not you really get on with it. If you do, keep going with it. If you don’t, then try another method instead. As with everything else in life, not everyone gets on with everything. There’s no embarrassment if you find you don’t like a particular method.

A week or two’s trial is a good length of time. Anything less and it’s unlikely you’ve given the method a fair trial. After all, it probably took you more than one lesson to drive a car.

Do your best to meditate at the same time each day. We’re creatures of habit and this includes meditation. Especially when you are learning something new, set aside a specific time of the day when you are most likely to be able to carry out your meditation practice.

David Gorton is a Business Management and Entrepreneur specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. David can be found at www.gortoneducation.com

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