Today, I want to tell you about four ways you can master meditation. But before I get into that, I want to take this opportunity to say that meditation is a process, not a destination.
The more you meditate, the easier it will get. But, there are always ways in which you can improve your meditation and grow as an individual and meditator.
Now, let us look at 4 ways you can master meditation.
1. Focus on Your Breathing
The first way that you can master meditation is to focus on your breathing. Breathing is something that we do all the time, most of the time without even realizing it. During your meditation, you should use your breath as a way to intentionally anchor your meditation.
Secondly, focusing on your breathing forces you to live in the moment. Since breathing happens in the present, it focuses your mind on a present action, as opposed to a past or future action or idea.
Thirdly, focusing on your breathing will allow you to connect your mind and body as one. In the modern world, our bodies and mind are often treated as two separate entities, which results in a lot of stress in confusion about oneself.
2. Switch Up Your Meditation
The second way that you can master meditation is to switch up your meditation practice. Many people make the mistake of choosing one practice in sticking to it exclusively. This may be great if you're new to meditating and are still learning how to best meditate, but only doing one meditation does not allow you to grow or challenge yourself.
3. Be Kind to Yourself
A third way to master meditation is to be kind to yourself. Many people view meditation as a harsh form of self-discipline. While meditation is a form of discipline, this discipline should be mixed with kindness and compassion. There's no way that you can master meditation without first learning how to speak to yourself in a kind and compassionate way.
4. Try to Incorporate Meditation into Different Parts of Your Life
Finally, the fourth way to master meditation is to incorporate meditation into different parts of your life. What I mean by this is to practice meditation even when you're not intentionally meditating. I know, that may sound difficult, but it will be extremely beneficial in the long run.