Meditation is used around the world for various reasons. In this article, we will discuss how you can gain a better understanding of how to meditate in a deeper state by observing and accepting yourself to become one with your environment.
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Let’s walk through some steps of how to reach a deeper state of meditation.
1. Close Your Eyes
We close our eyes when we meditate to reduce a sense.
This helps us focus on other senses so we can connect with the environment around ourselves easier.
However, once you’re in a deeper state of meditation, you may open your eyes and remain looking towards the ground about 5 feet in front of yourself if you wish to have your eyes open.
Do not intently attempt to listen.
Your brain automatically does this for you. Let the sound of the world come to you.
Identify each sound once in your mind and let it sit in your ears as it chooses.
Do not be surprised by the sounds that come to you. Expect and welcome them to you, the observer.
3. Listen deeper
Among the sounds you hear is the voice in your head. This is your mental narrative which is the voice naming the sounds. It is your thoughts.
Most people teach that in meditation you must ignore your thoughts.
That is counterproductive of meditation.
We do not want to push against anything, we are accepting everything. Instead, treat the voice in your head as just another sound.
Identify it and listen. Let it flow like a river so that you may meditate deeper.
The idea here is to not focus on what it is saying but instead let the sound sit on your ears so your mind can take care of it for you.
Let your thoughts play on autopilot. Let them drown in the rest of the sounds you hear.
4. Breathe and meditate
As you do the steps above, your breathing will become natural.
You do not need to control your breathing. Let it also flow.
You are simply an observer to your body breathing on it’s own.
Breathing is tricky because it is like our eyelids blinking, we can control it but doing so is not required. Doing so while meditating would be to push against our current natural state. Our focus is to let it be as it is while observing.
Try to observe your breath while you’re breathing.
feel your lungs pull and push air like gentle waves on a bank.
Imagine that the tides are slowing down, becoming longer, breath by breath. Do not force this, let it be and observe it happening to yourself.
Allow your lungs to breath on their own without your input.
Whenever you are comfortable with where your breathing is, focus on your bodies natural rhythm and allow it to continue. You should now be in a deeper state of meditation.
The longer you keep this up, the deeper the connection between the observer (yourself) and the environment surrounding you, allowing you to meditate in a deeper state as time goes on.
I attempt to realize my surroundings in a larger way whenever I have reached my comfortable meditation state because it helps me feel a deeper connection with my environment.
I’ll leave this open so you may interpret it yourself and experiment. If you’re interested in more information about meditation you can check the Wikipedia here.
Thank you for reading. Do you have a tip to help people get into a deeper state of meditation What is your reason for meditating? Please comment below.