I never used to meditate. Ever. Wow, how times have changed! Years ago I would never have imagined I would come to love meditation, and embrace it as an important part of my life. I meditate twice a day, and I do it because it makes me feel connected to this Earth, connected to God and the greater power of the Universe, and it calms and centers me. It forces my mind to be still, it brings me back to my breath and grounds me. After a meditation I always come back into my body feeling lighter, happier and refreshed.
I personally enjoy a guided meditation, and I think this is a great way to start meditating, as you have someone helping you relax. As you grow more confident in your meditation practice you may find you enjoy the quiet and stillness within. I still enjoy my meditiation "guides" - and I have some favourites! Wayne Dyer and Doreen Virtue are always on my weekly rotations.
I like to repeat positive affirmations while I meditate, and if you do this remember to always say them in the present tense. That is, use the words "I am". Wayne Dyer, who I love, uses a fabulous meditation technique, and I follow his practice of repeating phrases such as "I am perfect health", "I am love", "I am an amazing being filled with love and light", "I am pure joy", "I am enough". Find affirmations which resonate deeply with you, and repeat them during the day too. It's amazing the way you can shift your energy using positive affirmations.
I'd love to hear from you! Do you meditate? Do you use any positive affirmations, and if so, what words do you use?