Meditation – Advice for the beginner

Maybe youve heard about the wonderful benefits of meditation; “It will relax you, center your thoughts, allow you to escape from your stressful day”. Why wouldnt you want to take part in such an activity?

The truth is – most people never reap the considerable rewards that a quality meditation session can offer. After a few unsuccessful attempts, these individuals give up and conclude “meditation doesnt work”. If you dont believe meditation can work for you, Id like to offer you a bit of perspective via the following exercise:

Go to a music store that sells pianos (if you can play piano, substitute this instrument with one youve never played before). Sit down at a piano and play some beautiful music. What, you cant……? But Ive heard that a person can play beautiful music on a piano. Maybe try a few more times. No doubt, if after three or four attempts you are not producing exquisite sounds from this instrument, you will come to the conclusion that “pianos dont work”.

We all know that the piano is capable of producing music, so why are you not able to get it to work? Its because, in order to play the piano successfully, you must take the time to learn how to the instrument works, and then spend many hours practicing.

Meditation is not a practice that will “work” the first time you try it. It took you awhile to learn how to ride a bike. You probably couldnt catch a ball the first time you tried. Most likely, your first few meditation sessions wont be very successful either. Instead of giving up, read some literature on meditation, research the subject on websites, and try to practice once a day for a month. Your local library probably has some meditation audio recordings or videos that you can borrow. Try a variety of meditations to find an approach that works well for you. With a bit of effort, you will get results from your meditation sessions.

by Mark Altman

Mark Altman is the webmaster of www.soundsleeping.com, a website containing free relaxing music, sleep-aids, stress reducing tools, relaxation advice, and an active discussion

The best way to reach the meditation levels is to use Dr. Bonomi’s “Alpha and Theta Sounds CD” that you can find HERE Use the Alpha sound to reach mind control levels. Use the Theta sound to reach the deeper oriental levels of meditation.

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