Meet Life's Challenge through Meditation Techniques
Meditation Techniques and Methods
by: C. Keane
Meditation is a wonderful means of finding peace, joy and happiness in your life. Learning to meditate is the key to finding success in all areas of your life. The first step in realizing this sense of well-being is by acknowledging that it is only through the acceptance of personal responsibility for your state-of-being that you are able achieve success. No one can make you happy; no one can hand you peace; and joy is illusive if you can't find it within yourself, through your own efforts.
An important foundation in this understanding: You get in life what you focus on. If you focus on the miseries of your life, you will only know more misery. If you turn your attention to the joys of life, to those things in life that you can appreciate, then you will receive more joy. Practicing good meditation techniques is one way to develop strong, positive focusing skills.
There are those who feel that this approach to life is unrealistic and cannot understand how to control their lives. They ony see how bad their life is and no way out of their misery. But how about another perspective? How about looking for the good, the balanced and forward-moving aspects in your life? Not every moment is stellar and lovely, but every moment has in it an aspect of truth, of clarity and a seed of potential for whatever you want to create.
The next time you find yourself suffering from anxiety, look beyond, look ahead. Realize that you have survived every crisis in your life only to become stronger. At the darkest moment, you sometimes feel hope slipping away. But just remember how you made it through every single period of turmoil, wiser and stronger. Treat the successes you've experienced in life as the stepping stones you will use to get through the next crisis. Focus on someone you love rather than someone who is causing you to feel hurt. Or find something about the one who is hurting you to appreciate. Honestly, it's there. Even in the worst of times, it is there.
So how do you get out of the rut of reaction and into the healthy pattern of self-determination? You go within rather than continue allow yourself to be drawn outside into the world of reacting to whatever is happening around you. You learn to relax at will; you teach yourself to find an inner calmness with which to identify and connect; and you begin to focus your attention where you want rather than helplessly react to every outside stimulus that wanders into your view. There are many techniques of meditation and with the use of some special meditation tools, supplies and products, it becomes easier to develop the necessary meditative skills to direct your life positively. One of the most powerful meditation tools to enhance your meditation experience is the TAO Totem. An aid for focus always helps your meditation skills improve.
In short, choose a technique of meditation -- and there are lots of choices -- that will put you on a path of self-determination to succeed. Good luck! The journey will be exciting, but more importantly, the destination will be the joy.
About The Author
Copyright ©2007. Chesa Keane, TAO Consultants, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Chesa Keane has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years and has developed several techniques offered in her Meditation Warrior Guided Meditation Series offering more than 4 hours of meditation techniques and exercises pre-loaded onto an MP3 Player.