Meditation for peace of mind?
Does your life feel destabilized from a series of unprecedented, troubling events? Are you searching for something that, unbeknownst to you, is not so far away from you? Something that is actually too close to home? Is your heart searching for peace? Have you reached your breaking point? Are you ready to be okay no matter what happens to you? For you?
Well, today will prove to be a fortunate day for you. You will find peace in more ways than one. Your mind will open up to the true, interdimensional nature of peace and how to acquire that. It is time for you to be a meditation for peace of mind.
The only question is: how do I experience the natural state in which I am?
To clarify, remember the following while you meditate:
- Get comfortable
- Consider lying down
- Focus on an object (e.g. ceiling, wall, sculpture, your breaths)
- Let thoughts flood your mind
- Allow emotions to flow through your body
- Be present
- Don’t fight the experience
- Just. Simply. Be.
When It Rains, It Pours
Sure. No one wants to deal with rainy days. It can be quite elusive to allow yourself to feel in the dumps. But, this is okay. Moreover, it is okay to not be okay. Frankly, this is borderline impossible to do every second of the day.
Indeed, there are certainly going to be moments when you don’t feel your best. When you aren’t your best.
I digress but imagine how imbalanced life would be if it was always sunny. If it was always rainy.
If there is one thing meditation does best, that is helping you to find balance. Solace within your sacred temple.
Meditation, in essence, serves as a rainy day fund. It helps you prepare for the inevitable. For the many storms, you must weather to grow. But it is not here to eliminate uncertainty entirely from your life. It helps you adapt to uncertainty by being more present at the moment. By being in the here and now.
So if you are head in the clouds, the rain is crying for you to get on the ground. To plant your feet in the ground.
Consider getting raw with your emotions. Try not to be afraid of the rain, of the coldness, of wet, gnawing vulnerability.
Just allow yourself to be. But, as long as you allow yourself to be a plant, sunshine is right around the corner.
Growing pains is a must. Rain is a growth spurt. Meditation connects you with the flower within.
Calm of the Storm
Don’t we all fear this the most? When all is well, you feel dubious? Not to mention the dread that bubbles up to the surface.
You don’t know if you can trust the calmness around you. Furthermore, you wonder if what you see is an optical illusion. It is quite convenient to play the role of fortune teller when disappointment and failure are what you’ve grown accustomed to.
Nonetheless, you forget how subjective this is. That you are not a prisoner to this experience. You are the experience!
Sometimes, when you change your expectations and meditate on the best-case scenario, that’s when your life oozes calmness. As cliche as it sounds, it all begins with you.
In the same vein, it is second nature to lose yourself in the storm. You begin to attach, ahem, over-identify with it. You start to think of yourself as around instead of within.
However, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. No matter what is happening, you are always the calm of the storm.
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Provided that your external circumstances might be stormy, your internal condition is calm, serene, and abundant with sunshine.
Thus, all you have to do is identify with your true nature.
And whether it is guided meditation or otherwise, you will find your happy place. The calm is a mere breath away.
I Am Ready to Let Go
This is a very common law of attraction principle. Or should I say the law of detachment?
For example, your relationship with your partner is chaotic, toxic, and unhealthy to say the least. You have spent so much energy trying to fix something inherently out of your control that you feel lost. The lack of control and security makes you feel utterly hopeless. The endless cycle of heartbreak and betrayal leads to your melting point.
And, by extension, like lava, you melt. Then, you molt.
It is never similar to how there’s rain in the evening. Only for sunny skies to appear in the morning.
You get my drift?
After all, there is only so much you can take. Eventually, you’ll say, “I’m Done!” Interestingly enough, it is in those silent moments when you know when enough is enough. This certainly didn’t happen overnight.
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You get tired of how your life is going. You decide that you need an epic do-over. Anything to reduce the acumen of weight on your shoulders.
The question is: how? How do I reverse the side effects of my dire life circumstances?
First and foremost, meditate. Let go of the need to judge, over-analyze, and rumination. Just simply take a breather.
You’d be shocked by how you receive the most revealing when you aren’t trying.
Instead of trying to get peace of mind. Be open to receiving the peace of mind.
Second, consider the source. You have to be very blunt and honest about yourself and others.
Denial is a backstabber. The last thing you want to do is turn a blind eye. Now is the time to have your eyes wide open.
Then, affirm what you want. What you are. You can do this during meditation, before or after.
I know this seems unrelated to meditation, but part of meditation is focusing on what you intend to manifest: miracles!
Use an I AM ready intention.
For instance, I AM ready to let go of the past, I AM ready to let go of what no longer positively serves me, or I AM ready to give and receive healthy, vibrant, robust love.
Whatever suits your situation, say it. Affirm, think, feel, envision, and be it with your life.
“Attachment is the root of all suffering.” ~ Aaron Doughty
Control What You Can
Clearly, you are capable. You are divine, powerful, infinite, and limitless to be exact. Despite this, while in human form you might feel everything but.
Truth be told, the more you try to control a situation, the more it controls you. The more out of control you are. And, this includes your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Quite frankly, you can only control yourself. This is the hard part. As stated in the previous point, it is the law of detachment. Essentially, this applies to all attributes of your being.
Because of this, it is important to still keep in mind that you can encourage others. This is more effortless when you are able to lead by example. The best part about this is that it is unsolicited, healthy, and utterly inspiring to witness.
But, how do I get there? How do I operate on self-control?
Only focus on you. When you meditate, just focus on your cadences of breath. Let your vision go blank as your eyes feast on your interdimensions.
This doesn’t mean to not care for others — quite the contrary. It simply means that everything starts with you. You have to control yourself to even have a semblance of control “out there.”
So a prime example of acquiring peace of mind is being mindful of your own peace.
Therefore, you must control what you can and… (drumroll!)
Accept What You Can’t
No matter what has happened, is happening, or will happen, you are going to have to make peace. This includes everything and everyone who has wronged you. This unconditional peace could’ve been action or inaction.
Regardless, you have to let go of control. You have to accept that some things are out of your orbit to control.
You cannot control your family and friends, events, the weather, society, and the unforeseen attributes of this life.
And even if you could, the world doesn’t revolve around any one person. That one person–you–is for you to control.
As for everyone and everything else, you have to accept them as you are.
How do I do that?
You start by accepting yourself. Every day in every way is an opportunity to grow. In this area and beyond.
Meditation is a guide to increase self-love, compassion, empathy, foresight, and acceptance.
You have to be in vibration with yourself.
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You must connect with that part of you that feels the most disconnected.
In the end, peace of mind comes from acceptance within and around. Out and through the trials & tribulations.
Essentially, this boils down to the following:
Mind, Body, & Spirit
To reiterate, balance is the key to peace of mind. You do this by letting go, controlling what you can, and accepting yourself and by extension others. Through and through. It is a matter of working on yourself and being transparent. You are calm!
Peace doesn’t just stop at the mind. Peace is the mind, body, & spirit. It is the natural language of the soul.
By the same token, wisdom is rarely conventional. Wisdom is oftentimes quite counterintuitive and unconventional.
It is so deceptively simple that is quite complicated.
That said if you apply these meditation (and life!!!) techniques, you will weather the storm and conquer the night.
And don’t just take my word for it.
The best learning is not taught; it is experienced!
If you want to add more to your queue, I encourage it. If you’ve made it this far, I am confident you will succeed.
I guess you can say peace is threefold!
Everything you seek comes from within.
You are successful!
You are meditation for peace of mind!
The rain lasts as long as it may. The eternal sunshine starts today.
12 thoughts on “Meditation for Peace of Mind: 5 Zen Tips!”
A few months ago I meditated on a regular basis and it brought me such peace of mind and I felt as if I was in vibration with myself. It helps you with many things. Then, I stopped and now I am feeling the need to start again. Lately I have been unable to sleep – I always wake up at 2 am or close to that time. Is there a meditation to help me with that?
I would definitely recommend headspace since that is a guided meditation that takes you through the ropes of a sound, peaceful sleep. Just by getting in a few more hours a night, you will achieve a greater state of mind. I might recommend that as a product you can use in one of my articles. Be on the lookout. Thank you!
Hey! Great article on meditation, you provided a lot of interesting phrases that got me thinking about certain aspects of my life. In some sense, reading your article was like experiencing the meditation process but with the eyes open and being conscious about it. It was quite the experience for sure. I will take a look at your meditation ideas for beginners, hopefully, I will learn something new there. Thanks for the post!
You are welcome. Feel free to peruse around the website to see what suits you best. I say go for it! And above all, thank you!
Meditation has been a big part of my life not only as a good buddhist but also to manage my stress level. I usually try to aim for 5-10 minutes of Vipassana meditating technique, i am still bad at it but I still forced myself to do it daily and it works. I agree, it is time to just stop thinking when you meditate and stop focusing on the thing that you cannot control. You may not be able to control that situation but you can control the way that you feel about the situation. Stop taking things personally is also another important factor.
I guess just start by breathing in and out and take it from there. As for me, I chant by sermon in Sanskrit and it works. I also feel like the weight has been lift off me every time I am done.
Very nice perspective! I am wishing you all the best of success. Keep wearing those weightless shoulders!
This is a great article explaining the basics of meditation and the benefits it has. Many people think meditation is simply sitting or lying down and thinking about nothing, shutting down all thoughts and have a black space in your mind but that is simply not the case. Meditation is a time to sit and reflect. You can focus on your breathing, how your body feels sitting or lying on the surface you are sitting or lying in, and then let your thoughts come and go. If you have an intention for your meditation, great. But if not and you simply just want some time to unplug from the world and disconnect to be with yourself and your thoughts that’s great to. There are many great benefits to meditation and becoming more mindful.
Yes. Indeed, everything you mentioned is key to having a zen, blissful time with meditation. I greatly appreciate your explanation and would love to encourage you to continue. Non-judgmental acceptance is key to much-needed downtime and beyond. Cheers!!!
Yup. I have been looking around your site and I love what you post! I really find a lot of value in your articles and I appreciate that a lot because I need your help with meditation. I know that sounds a little personal but I really do, I struggle with it, and I definitely struggled with it when I lived with my family.
You can ask me for help anytime. Please, don’t be a stranger. It is the least I can do. Besides, the struggle is real. Just remember that your internal condition is stronger, greater, and better than your external circumstances.
This was a great blog post. You could totally build an email list by having a weekly newsletter regarding your blog. Your post was so good I was looking all over your site to see where I could sign up. I personally have used meditation in the past because I was going through a storm of difficulty letting go. Letting go of the pain of my past. Meditation and Prayer eventually pulled me through and I finally found Zen.
A saying that comes to mind is Let go and let God. When you done all you can do just stand. See it took me years to realize that I’m up here holding all this pain of loss in my hands while the people I may have lost have moved on. I was the one getting burned years after the pain had moved on. I finally realized that I have to accept the things I can not change and the things I can and have the wisdom to know the difference. I will bookmark your site and hope to see a newsletter in the future. You be surprised how much your post can change people’s lives for the better. Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much for your insightful feedback. I am going to deeply consider getting a newsletter and/or creating an email list. I’d also love to get social media watermarks up and running on the site. I greatly appreciate your suggestion.
I am glad you did find Zen. I find that meditation is the anthesis of attachment.
And yes, you can only control what you can and accept what you can’t. The goal is to impact as many people as possible by providing helpful, informative, empowering, and hopefully zen tips.
Again, I am very grateful for you and your invaluable perspective, dear fellow reader. Duly noted!