Want to know how to start thinking positively? There’s one technique that is used by amazing people like Zen masters and professional athletes. It’s a meditation for positivity. Let’s take a look.
If you want happiness and success, you should probably start using meditation for positive thinking. Meditation is one of the best ways that you can stop negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
Have you ever tried meditating before?
If you have never meditated before, take a look at this beginners guide to mindfulness meditation to get started.
If you have meditated before you probably noticed how meditation gives you insight. When you meditate you get to see everything that is going on in your own mind (which can be either a wonderfully uplifting experience or a downright disturbing one).
When you meditate you actually see your thoughts and beliefs floating around in your mind like dust-clouds in the air. You’ll notice how all those little thoughts and beliefs influence you. They influence your feelings. They influence your actions. In fact, your thoughts and beliefs influence your future more than anything else.
Once you are able to see what is going on in your own mind, you will be able to change those things. You will be able to change your beliefs and change your thoughts. So you can actually put positive thoughts and beliefs in your mind. No only will that make you happier, but it will influence your actions too.
You can use meditation to remove negative thoughts and to creative positive ones.
You’re human. So inevitably you will have a certain amount of doubt and worrying occupying your mind. I mean, even people who have absolutely nothing to worry about still end up worrying about their future.
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To be human is to worry, at least to a degree. Fear and worries permeate the mind. You’re never going to be truly positive until you get rid of all those negative thoughts.
If you’re worried or stressed, you should definitely start meditating. Meditation allows you to see your thoughts for what they are: just thoughts. It reduces the affect that negative thoughts and feelings have on you. (if you would like to experience this right now, read this guide to Vipassana meditation, it will be a real eye opener).
We all worry
We’ve all experienced thoughts like:
Will I get that job?
Am I going to run out of money?
Does he / she like me?
Is my career going well
Negative thoughts will ruin your inner peace f you let them. But you can cave in to negative thoughts, or you can fight them like a Zen-Warrior.
But how do you stop the negative thoughts? How do you start thinking positively?
Buddha knows. (Buddha usually know).
The Buddha would say that thoughts are the root of all suffering. And it is hard to argue with that.
How much of your life has been made painful because of negative thoughts and fear? Probably a lot, right? Unless you’re some sort of spiritual guru or something.
We all suffer from fears and doubts. But when you meditate three things happen.
1) You recognise our thoughts and feelings
2) You set yourself free from negative thoughts
3) You are able to retrain our minds to think in more positive ways.
So, let’s do a meditation for positive thinking.
- To do this meditation for positive thinking you’ll first need to come up with a mantra that evokes the kind of thought you wish to achieve.
- Take your time and choose a positive mantra that really creates the right feeling.
- For instance, if you want to stay positive about life in general you might choose the mantra “Life is good.” If you want to stay positive about a goal, weight loss for instance, you could choose the mantra “I’m feeling good about losing weight.”
- Find somewhere quiet where you can sit in peace for ten minutes without being disturbed.
- Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Continue to do so for five minutes, or until you feel relaxed and focused.
- Begin to recite your mantra to yourself. You may say it out loud or whisper it. while doing so, think about your mantra and what it means.
- Continue to recite your mantra for ten minutes, while meditating on the meaning of the mantra.
- To finish, stop reciting the mantra and simply sit silently for two or three minutes.
- Repeat every day.
A Guided Meditation For Positivity