The 10 myths about meditation
Did you know that it is good to meditate even 10 minutes? Discover the 10 myths that prevent you from starting your meditation journey right away. Information that can often confuse, not only those who are just starting out but also those who focus more on the practical aspect and less on theoretical knowledge.
The practical aspect of meditation is absolutely to be privileged and constitutes 95% of progress, however, everything has a theoretical part that it is good to deepen.
Index of contents
1 – It takes a long time to meditate
It takes a lot of consistency to get the maximum benefit from meditation, not a lot of time. At least 10 minutes a day is enough , with constancy, for significant improvements. Consistency is the most important element, not time. When you have achieved great results with only 10 minutes a day, it will be much easier to increase the time you can devote each day to meditation.
Reaching a daily average of 30, 45 minutes, allows you to collect great results, but it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the improvements. What nobody tells you is that deep meditation regenerates you as much as sleep , you will therefore need less time to rest, if you are constant, so it is an activity that requires virtually no space on the agenda.
2 – Meditation is an oriental practice
There meditation it has existed for as long as man has existed. It found different forms in different times and cultures. What we consider an oriental technique is simply a form of stereotype that has been handed down between various cultures.
Every great thinker in history had his own meditation techniques, already in ancient Greece and Rome there were forms of meditation, which have continued over time and in different eras. Not everything that is called meditation is meditation, and much of what is not called meditation is meditation. See point 10 on this.
3 – Only spiritual people can meditate
All people are spiritual , spiritual energies, the spiritual energy level belongs to every human being from birth (actually even before). Only some people have an interest in the development of their own spiritual nature. Every human being has his own path, his own challenges, his own context.
So even if the spiritual nature is proper to every human being, not everyone is interested in developing it, improving it, refining it. We can therefore say that all people who are interested in spirituality can meditate. No one can be forced to meditate and no one who is not really interested in working on his soul and his spiritual nature will be able to obtain results by forcing himself to actions in which he has no interest.
4 – To meditate one must remain still
There are a lot of meditation techniques. Only a few require you to stand still. If what is holding you back is standing still, I invite you to read the introduction to meditation or to try one of the many different techniques that exist. Meditation is much more varied than you think. See point 10.
5 – Meditation is a Buddhist technique
There are many connections between Buddhism and meditation. There are many connections between Hinduism and meditation. You find many connections between almost every Eastern religion and meditation. Christianity used very different words, and some ancient techniques and methods have been lost, changed, hidden, but can clearly be equated with meditation techniques.
Religion has always had, as an innate and crystalline purpose, that of bringing man closer to his celestial nature. In every place, however, there is also the manipulative purpose, linked to power, to control this nature and this power.
Observing religious practices from the point of view of guidance, we always find references to meditation, in every culture, if we do not allow ourselves to be distracted by what man has done to modify the teachings, we can understand how meditation has been a powerful tool of guide of initiates, in every age.
6 – You need absolute silence to meditate
Absolute silence is such a rare condition that anyone who approaches meditation only in this condition is destined never to meditate. Having various different techniques at your disposal allows you to meditate in any circumstance.
The sources of external noise are obviously sources of possible distraction and to reach states of deep meditation, silence is necessary. But every moment and context has its right technique to be able to enjoy the fruits of meditation and too often we look for excuses in the external conditions to postpone the practice and maintain the habitual mechanisms.
7 – Meditation is for stopping thoughts
The mind is meant to process information, it is not something negative to avoid, something harmful to heal or block. The mind is one of the many parts of our body, the only negative thing is to think that the mind is what we are, that our identity is defined and enclosed in our thoughts.
We cannot stop our heart, wishing with the will to do so, even if we could do it, it would be our downfall, because without the heart the body would stop living. With meditation we come into contact with a higher part of our nature , you can observe the mind, you can see it as one of the many beautiful parts of our being.
With the eyes we see the right hand, left hand, fingers, legs, feet, and all other parts of the physical body. We don’t think we are our hand, but we know that the hand is part of us. It is not the hand that defines our nature but our nature that defines our hand.
By meditating we meet ourselves more fully, see the mind as part of a large organism, let the mind do its work and learn to direct our will and attention to what we choose.
8 – It takes a long time to learn how to meditate
It takes 10 minutes to learn how to meditate , this is the time it takes for someone who knows how to do it to explain how to start, you can alternatively read this introduction to meditation, it does not take more than 10 minutes. To put it into practice it always takes 10 minutes, every day.
With practice you will learn the things you need and over time you can improve more and more. It is not important to meditate perfectly, there are no Olympic competitions that evaluate style or effectiveness, it serves to live oneself and practice existence in a more conscious way, to meet, know each other and practice the relationship with oneself.
If there was a way to embrace your innermost nature, would you ask yourself what is the perfect way to do it, waiting for perfection, or would you start doing it, trying to improve, day by day?
9 – Meditation is done cross-legged (lotus position)
Some Eastern traditions refer to us images of monks or yogis meditating in complex positions. For some people it is impossible to sit cross-legged in the lotus position. That kind of position is linked to cultural and religious concepts, which derive from a tradition that is proper to certain times and places.
It is not necessary to assume uncomfortable positions to meditate, on the contrary, the too uncomfortable position will prevent relaxation and it will make meditation torture. The right position varies from person to person, it is important to be comfortable, but it is also important to find the position that keeps us awake.
Back home after a day of work, meditating lying on the bed, under the covers, with the dark room, makes it very difficult not to fall asleep. Just sit on a chair without leaning back, it is not necessary to complicate the practice with absurd rules or positions.
10 – Meditation is a discipline
Meditation is a state of higher consciousness that is reached through various techniques and is also the generic term used to describe these techniques. This distinction is important, as it is possible to practice meditation techniques but without being able to reach a higher state of consciousness.
It is not enough to perform one of the various techniques to achieve the result, so it is important to keep in mind that it is not important which technique is used but the achievement of a higher state of consciousness, it is not important the path you choose to get to your destination but getting there. .
There are many higher states of consciousness, even mindfulness alone is already a higher state, although not the highest. Practicing every day allows you to get out of automatisms and reach a better perspective, the one that can be reached at that moment.
Meditation is as old as man and the literature on it is vast. The techniques to reach the meditative states are many and always increasing, the information about meditation are many and often expressed in an unclear and contradictory way.
Thanks to practice, even those who have no experience will be able to move within this information in a simpler way, so we must not be intimidated by the data in circulation, but take one of the many simple practices at hand and start having personal experience .
Reading only nourishes the mind and in meditation we are nourishing and practicing our soul. It takes 10 minutes a day to see the difference. If you want to improve the quality of your meditation, put a quantum card The Bridge under you or drink energized water with The Source x7000 .