The Types of Spiritual Meditation
Spiritual meditation aims to help a person dig deep into the inner self to discover wisdom and tranquility. It can be done by developing awareness, harmony, and natural order in life through meditation. Different techniques can be employed to achieve this.
Different meditation techniques have been developed since ancient times to help people experience a higher state of consciousness. This usually makes use of the ability to clear the mind of distractions and focus mainly on the self. Most people use meditation techniques to get in touch with their spiritual consciousness.
One of the ancient techniques in meditation used is one that Buddhists practice. This technique is called mindfulness meditation and involves learning to be aware of what one does and what is happening around one at the very moment.
This meditation technique can take time to master and involves four steps.
- The first step is abstinence from the five moral rules, which are killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct, and the use of toxic substances.
- The second step is the practice of Anapana Meditation for three and a half days, where a person is taught how to meditate while focusing on one's breathing.
- The third step involves purifying the mind, which requires self-observation for six and a half days.
- The fourth step involves speaking and living an extroverted life. This meditation technique closes with the practice of metta Bhavana, which shares the purity developed with others.
Another type of meditation technique is Transcendental Meditation, the most debated and researched one among the many meditation types. This meditation aims to help one attain enlightenment if practiced long-term. This meditation technique also can help increase intelligence and creativity.
This technique does not require the mastery of complex breathing techniques or the use of some unique postures. A person needs only to learn how to concentrate by sitting in a relaxed and comfortable posture and position.
Another meditation technique is vibrational meditation which involves the repetition of a mantra, a particular word, or a sound that becomes the focal point of the meditation process.
The vibrations produced by making the word or sound are experienced passing through the body. During meditation, the individual is to concentrate on nothing else but the sound as it is uttered again and again.
These different types of spiritual meditation techniques take time to master. It may be hard for some people to get used to focusing on one thing due most of the time to the influence of the world in general and how it has clouded and cluttered the mind with thoughts of problems, worries, and stress.
But with regular practice and eventually making a specific type of spiritual meditation technique a regular habit, people may be able to look into their inner selves more effectively and then achieve a higher sense of consciousness that may help them attain inner peace.
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