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The deeper states of meditation

After practicing meditation for quite some time I noticed there are different states in meditation. We often see mediation as daydreaming, it isn’t. Meditation is an active observation with your senses. And the importance of meditation is be more aware of this life. Because we live in it but most people don’t feel like living in it. And meditation will give the awareness you will need. Therefore, Today we will discuss the different states in meditation and notes for meditation. BTW before reading this blog, I recommend you read my other blog about meditation first. And tried out meditation for some time :)

States of meditation

So, recently I found out states of meditation. This give a clear overview of meditation and also were you are going to build do. I recommend doing every state for one month and than move on to the next. If didn’t do it a day. Begin over. Because you really need to build a habit around meditation.

State 1 (Basic)
In this state you sit down. Close your eyes or open them if you want to. And try to let your mind go, let it think thought. But observe it. For example, you hear the thought ‘ I need to do the laundry’. Observe it, and don’t get trapped into the thought. After 10 seconds there comes a new thought and again try to observe but don’t cling onto it.

State 2 (Intermediate)
In this state you sit down. Close your eyes or open them if you want to. When a thought enters try to let it go. Don’t cling onto it. Let it go. Release every thought that enters.

State 3 (Advanced)
In this state you sit down. Close your eyes or open them if you want to. This time put your awareness on awareness itself. So, concentrate on awareness. Live in this moment. Ask yourself “What is awareness?”. And feel the energy of now. Feel your own prana (life energy).

Notes for meditation

  1. You cannot control your thoughts.
  2. Meditation will not be calm and peaceful for beginners
  3. Use a timer ( start with 10 minutes each day)
  4. Before each meditation session, think about the state you are going to focus on
  5. Meditate when you are at your peak of mental clarity for the day, find this out for yourself
  6. Accept the present moment and now, the positive but also the negative emotions.
  7. Allow, and be ready for the bad days of meditation

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.

That is all for today :)
Hope you enjoy this new meditation blog. And (if you haven’t tried meditation) make it a habit. Because meditation as a habit is going to change your whole life in the most stunning ways!

Ingmar Heikens


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