Life Improvement Tips For Christian Meditation
Meditation is all the rage. This is largely due to the increasing amounts of extraordinary scientific data that tout it's physical and mental health benefits. Meditation has also proven effective in dealing with weight loss, anger control, and is even credited with enhancing one's ability to judge.
The greatest appeal to meditation is its capacity to cultivate a state of tranquility and mental clarity, a life quality that is greatly missing in today and eagerly sought after by stressed members of our society.
So how do you start your own meditation practice, or how do you improve failed attempts?
1. Keep the beat That is right.
Want to slow down, then speed things up. Sounds counter intuitive but its true. For centuries meditation has been practiced with movement and best executed outdoors and with intention. Some disciplines of the this form concentration on the passing ground, the sky, and even people. These techniques may work for some people but the most powerful, quickest, and simplest tactic is to focus on you steps and breath.
Allowing your mind to remain attentive to the natural rhythm of your steps and breath will cause your mind to enter into a state of meditation. The repetitive movement of nearly any exercise regimen will help you on the way to a “zen moment” with Christ. But remember you need to have the intention before you begin, then let the cadence of movement naturally bring you into a state of peace.
2. Get wet Have you ever felt restored by a bath?
Einstein did. In fact, he famously said that some of his biggest ideas came from just relaxing in a bath. It's a well known and proven fact that when a person is relaxed they become more creative as cognitive skills improve.
If you want to try this less than conventional strategy, focus on the warm water, clear your mind, and simply relax. As you relax take occasional long deep breaths and release all tension and stress, then let the magic happen. You people like to chant the name of Jesus or praying to God. Find something that helps you unwind and then go for it.
3. Travel into bliss Get in the car and go!
Driving on a highway for 30 minutes or more can help stimulate a person's mind, especially when listening to instructional audio or music. First, and foremost, you have to be attentive while driving. Never loose sight of your primary task, driving. if possible try driving through nature. Early morning are the best times to drive since your mind will be fresh and uncluttered.
Top business owners, entrepreneurs, and people in all stations of life, have experienced the best “a-ha” moments while driving solo. Try to keep your speed steady. Drive with or without music or instructional audio. Most importantly remain alert on the road!
4. Attitude of gratitude
When you say thank you, or express gratitude, you give. When you give your energy will shift. You feel better, free, good. That feeling is God. God is love and goodness. When you give it allows God's Spirit to move through you less hindered. The servants of God like monks and nuns who live to serve others and God live in a permanent state of meditation. If simple, but continuous, acts and thoughts of gratitude toward God and others can become part of your daily habit you'll discover a new mood and a changed personality. Practicing selfless gratitude is the way of holy men and omen. Try it for 24 hours and see what happens.
5. Listen to guided Christian meditation
Guided meditations is the way most people begin a meditative journey and probably the best way for anyone to get started. Guidance from an experienced teacher can help you through the process of establishing and sound practice.
One of the great things about professional guidance is that very little work is required, simply follow the instructions and go. Here's our 7 Day Christian meditation training. Once you fell ready to move-on to a higher level check out the more advanced guided Christian meditations here.
6. Got time?
Most people think that a meditation practice requires long periods of time. The truth is that meditation can be practiced in under 10 minutes. In fact, our 7 Day Training does exactly that. If you have a timer set it for 5 minutes, 6 minutes, 7 minutes, or whatever you think is right for you.
Start small and work your way to longer lengths of time. Just be sure to take long deep breaths, let go of worldly thought, and focus on the love of your life, Jesus. You'd surprised at how well this works.
7. And the word was made flesh
I can't begin to tell you how many times I found myself in a state of meditation while study and analyzing God's word. Before you begin ask God to help you. Ask for revelation. Ask for one of His angels to assist you. Then open the Bible and study a topic. Analyze the Hebrew and Greek words, the context of the scripture, the surrounding verses, and the deeper meaning of the verse.
This technique allows God's word to become part of our psychology. In other words we allow God word to become more manifest with ourselves. Jesus stated in John 14:23 that if anyone who embodied His word that the end result would be an increased presence of God. This meditation tip comes directly from Jesus.
I hope these tips will help you on your journey. Please let us know what your favorite way of meditating is. Share your thoughts below and help your brothers and sisters.
We love you and we're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.