This is a question that I often hear. Some people want to meditate to reduce anxiety, others to calm down, others just to reduce stress.
Among the many side effects that meditation produces, none fascinates me as much as the real goal of meditation: to expand consciousness.
Expanding our perception of reality may seem complex, but we have often experienced it.
Can you remember a few flashes of intuition you already had? Something powerful within you "blowing."
The way forward?
That is, our experience of reality orbits in physical, emotional, mental, and eventually intuitional dimensions.
We easily perceive our body, subtly our emotions and thoughts, and eventually our intuition.
We all have our intuitions regularly. But this modus operandi is concealed by excess mental activity. Something very common in today's society.
Would you try to learn to reduce your mental activity purposefully to experience a state of awareness of expanded reality?
For all this is easily attainable with a small investment in meditation training. Obviously, from experience, the tendency is for this training time to increase over the months, but it is important to start with a reduced goal so as not to overload.
You only need 5 minutes a day to start and expand control of your thoughts and emotions, reduce stress, and broaden your day-to-day experience. The influence of this small regular training can be a great advantage in human relations and decision making.
Try waking up, stretching well, taking a few deep breaths (here I teach a lot of them), drinking coffee (if you're drowsy) and before putting anything in your mind do one of two exercises:
- sit on the floor, preferably with your legs crossed, hold your spine upright, rest your hands on your feet or knees, put a candle in your eyes and look closely at the fire for 5 minutes, close the eyes trying to reproduce the image of the candle fire, remain silent for a few moments.
- sit down (on the floor, preferably cross-legged), keep your spine upright, rest your hands on your feet or knees, turn on a metronome (can be a real or a mobile application) and listen carefully to the sound of the metronome for 5 minutes, close your eyes trying to reproduce the sound of the metronome, remain silent for a few moments.
Use 60 beats per minute.
After doing it for a few days tell me what happened.