Darío article by Esteban Altamirano member of the Writers Program Silva Method
“In order to climb the summit, you just have to see where you take your first step”
So reads a phrase ancient; if you want that meditation is effective for you, you should start taking your first step.
As in all learning begins from easy to difficult, from simple to complex; input if you practice for hours with techniques for advanced meditators, you may be doomed to failure.
Meditation for Beginners guide to begin to meditate:
1. Start with something simple: make a countdown; If you do a countdown from 100 to 1 and your mind jumps from one thing to another, make a shorter account. Display number every two seconds.
2. Do not fret if you can not keep track, even if it is short; nobody learns to walk in one day, so meditate learning takes time . Relax, let the thoughts that appear quietly.
3. Shorten your times of meditation: if you need it , begins with accounts from 10 to 1, focus on displaying clear numbers (you can put a clock to alert you five minutes, and you can make multiple accounts), imagine them color, compounds of brick, wood, metal, neon, etc. If you lose by thoughts that cross do not bother with them, let them pass and returns to pick up where you left off or start again. Less time with better quality, long time with poor quality.
4. Increase your practices gradually: once you master the practice with few numbers, auméntalos in five or ten numbers, but no more. Work with them five days, and if properly lossless visualize your concentration increases again the account. Do it until you reach 100 (you can also get from 300 to 1; each account 100 1 takes about five minutes).
5. Vary your practice: after the countdown displays an item (a fruit, an apparatus, a picture, a place, a vehicle, a landscape, a person, an animal, a plant, etc.), practiced things know and which have access regularly so you can see them returning to check the quality of the details you viewed, and repeat the experience if you want.
6. Use all your senses: your imagination recalls the texture, aroma, taste, and sounds of the items you visualize; if something does not produce sound by itself, imagine that you hit him and listen, saboréalos, throw them, cut them, crush them, etc.
7. Imagine: meditation improves with imagination ; displays the elements have previously called in point 5, but changes its characteristics, such as its color, form, texture, weight, brightness, aroma, etc. You can also imagine something new, like a landscape from another world, a ship which takes you through space, a garden with flowers talk, have fun.
8. Make several sessions in the day: it starts with a daily practice schedule that suits you, without pressure. As your concentration improves, adds a more practical, you’ll find three moments in the day to meditate (you can add more, provided that the quality of your meditations does not decrease).
9. Enjoy your meditations.
10. Remember that practice makes perfect.