Remove Your Negative Thoughts
Negative Thoughts You Have
Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners report increased awareness, focus, and concentration, as well as a more positive outlook on life.
Although there are many different approaches to meditation, the fundamental principles remain the same. The most important among these principles is that of removing obstructive, negative, and wandering thoughts and fantasies, and calming the mind with a deep sense of focus. This clears the mind of debris and prepares it for a higher quality of the activity.
The negative thoughts you have — those of noisy neighbors, bossy office-mates, that parking ticket you got, and unwanted spam — are said to contribute to the ‘polluting’ of the mind, and shutting them out allows for the ‘cleansing’ of the mind so that it may focus on more meaningful thoughts.
Some practitioners even shut out all sensory input — no sights, no sounds, and nothing to touch — and try to detach themselves from the commotion around them. You may now focus on a deep, profound thought if this is your goal. It may seem deafening at first since we are all too accustomed to constantly hearing and seeing things, but as you continue this exercise you will find yourself becoming more aware of everything around you.
If you find the meditating positions you see on television threatening — those with impossibly arched backs, and painful-looking contortions — you need not worry. The principle here is to be in a comfortable position conducive to concentration. This may be while sitting cross-legged, standing, lying down, or even walking.
Where To Meditate
If the position allows you to relax and focus, then that would be a good starting point. While sitting or standing, the back should be straight, but not tense or tight. In other positions, the only no-no is slouching and falling asleep.
I find wearing loose, comfortable clothes helps a lot in the process since tight-fitting clothes tend to choke you up and make you feel tense.
And you don’t even have to be in a special place to practice it. You could even try it in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or on the beach!
The place where you meditate should have a soothing atmosphere. It may be in your living room, bedroom, or any place that you feel comfortable in. You might want an exercise mat if you plan to take on the more challenging positions (if you feel more focused doing so, and if the contortionist in you is screaming for release). You may want to have the place arranged so that it is soothing to your senses.
Silence helps most people relax and meditate, so you may want a quiet, isolated area far from the ringing of the phone or the humming of the washing machine. Pleasing scents also help in that regard, so stocking up on aromatic candles isn’t such a bad idea either.
Focusing on a repeated action such as breathing, helps some enter a higher state of consciousness.
The principle here is focus. You could also try focusing on a certain object or thought, or even, while keeping your eyes open, focus on a single sight.
One sample routine would be to — while in a meditative state — silently name every part of your body and focus your consciousness on that part. While doing this you should be aware of any tension on any part of your body. Mentally visualize releasing this tension. It works wonders.
In all, meditation is a relatively risk-free practice and its benefits are well worth the effort (or non-effort — remember we’re relaxing).
Studies have shown that meditation does bring about beneficial physiologic effects to the body.
Let me know how meditation has helped in removing your negative thoughts…
“If your thoughts are negative, you’ll probably attract negative events into your life. You will see the bad, not the good.” — Byron Pulsifer
This article was originally published on my site at https://donnapresents.com/remove-your-negative-thoughts/.
Meditation is a habit that may come easily to some. I have been meditating for over five years, but there were many days I found myself slipping. These days, not so much, not since I’ve printed out and put on my vision board over my desk these Positive Mindset graphics from Alice Seba at Publish for Prosperity. You can get these graphics at no cost here.
If you’re interested in revitalizing your life through meditation and would like to learn a virtually risk-free, and cost-effective practice, that people of all ages can do with a little patience and guidance and that will serve you for the rest of your life, I would love to connect with you. You can connect with me here.
I’m Donna SLam, who loves to blog about how meditation brings self-compassion, peace of mind, and clarity to my life and others by sharing tips and strategies on how to live a fulling and purposeful life. I enjoy championing others to lead a healthy and happy life through meditation, walking, self-development, and spending time with loved ones.