THIS IS A GUEST BLOG WRITTEN BY CHRIS, HEAD WRITER AT INDIVIDUALIST.COM
In today’s world, people are easily distracted. With the advent of social media and smartphones, social interaction has taken an entirely new level. As such, with one’s phone in hand, a person can easily be distracted by the iconic iPhone buzz or the lack thereof.
As an example, the problem above lies as one of the main reasons why people find it difficult to focus on. Their attention seems to be on something else, making them easily distracted from the task-at-hand.
With this, here are five easy steps to ensure that you can practice mindfulness meditation and achieve that inner peace!
- Empty Your Mind
Before anything else, the most crucial point is understanding that meditation is all about emptying your mind. Like a cup filled with liquid, the task of meditating requires that we empty that cup, allowing it to become a vessel for new ideas and perceptions.
By emptying your mind, you release yourself from all the negativity that arises from idle thinking. Furthermore, you are also allowing space for active thinking, a crucial element in raising mindfulness.
- Unblock Chakra Points
The state of inner peace which leads to mindfulness can be difficult to achieve when our chakra points are blocked by negative energy. Given that the flow of the cosmic universe passes through these 7 points, making sure that they are unblocked is crucial in achieving a harmonious inner flow of energy.
With the flow of positive energy, you will feel more attuned with the universe. This will lead to better receptiveness and attentiveness on things around you.
- Use the power of Healing Crystals (Gypsum)
Another method to amplify the first step is to utilize the power of healing stones. Given the stored energy and vibrations within them, healing stones are great companions in unblocking your chakra points.
Gypsum, for instance, contains properties which can improve self-awareness at the spiritual level, making it easier for us to tap onto the unconscious for further support. Such vibrations will enhance the whole meditation process on the spiritual level.
- Consciously raise your Awareness
The key to improving mindfulness is being mindful of our awareness levels. When we are unable to realize this, we can never achieve inner peace given that we are likely struggling to keep up with the fast-paced 21st-century lifestyle.
Thus, when doing our own set of meditation, we have to consciously raise our awareness levels, hoping that this course of action will reach the unconscious levels of the psyche.
- Live in the Present
Aside from not settling with the flow, another key concept in mindfulness and inner peace meditation is living in the present.
Living in the present means that our mind is focused on what’s happening right here, right now. In other words, mindful meditation requires that we can focus on a deeper level and not simply on external stimuli that influences our choices.
With this, we will exercise higher levels of self-control, making inner peace a habit instead of a conscious choice.
Given these five simple steps, achieving that state of inner peace becomes possible. Like the harmonious flow of the waterfall, inner peace requires mindfulness of one’s self and others.
Chris writes for individualogist.com, a website dedicated to helping individuals identify and learn about their personality archetypes. The site also offers a wealth of wisdom about spirituality, self-discovery, and astrology. You can identify your archetype by taking their archetype test here.