Develop Insight with Meditation

May 13, 2018 | By More

True insight doesn’t come from thinking or a book. Insight is founded in experience and can be accessed through practice. The most effective practice is that of meditation.

Meditation results in clear awareness due to the turning away from thinking. This is an effective state for insightfulness.

How to use meditation to gain insight:

1. Make the time. Meditation requires practice and regular effort. Early morning and late evening seem to work the best. But 15 minutes at lunch can work, too.

2. Find a comfortable position. Any position can work, provided you can maintain it without fidgeting. The full lotus position can be maintained for a very long period of time, but most beginners lack the flexibility to assume this position. Try various positions. Sitting up straight in a firm chair often works well.

3. Focus on your breath. Maintain a focus on your breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. Why is meditation so focused on the breath? Because it’s happening right now. It’s part of your experience in the present.

4. Continue to maintain focus on your breath. Invariably, your attention will wander. How long it takes to realize you’ve lost your focus will vary. With practice, it will only take a few seconds. At first, it may take several minutes!

5. Apply the same idea to your daily life. While driving, keep your mind 100% on driving. While you’re washing the dishes, do the same. When your mind wanders, bring it back to your current activity. You’ll be amazed at the peacefulness it brings to your life.

6. Understand what’s really happening. You’ve always been provided with insight, but your overactive mind, beliefs, opinions, and preconceived ideas have been getting in the way. Meditation clears away all of this noise and bias. You’re then able to experience true insight.

Allow yourself the advantage of all the insight available to you. Although it’s effective, meditating can take some time to master. You might not feel that you’re gaining any benefits at first. Keep
at it. You’ll be well-rewarded for your efforts.

Moira Hutchison

Mindfulness Coach, Tarot Card Reader & Energy Healer

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www.WellnessWithMoira.com

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