The stillness meditation is not only about stillness of the body, it’s also about stillness of the mine. Be still and know God is true in every sense of the word. It means to quiet your mind in order to commune with God, And although you might say it’s impossible for you to quiet your mind. I bet you do it more often than you think.
Have you ever had quiet moments, when you were alone… sitting and staring into space? Nothing special going on in your mind. No thoughts, no worries?
Quiets The Mind
In fact, your mind was totally blank. You were breathing slowly and evenly. Not thinking about anything. Just staring into space.
When you do become aware of what you’re doing and where you are, it comes as a surprise that you were so out-of-it! Or someone comes up and disturbs you. It’s like being wakened from a nap.
But amazingly you find yourself fully relaxed, tension gone, more focused, feeling really good and ready to continue on with your day. Well guess what! you’ve just done a session of stillness meditation. Or as close as you can get to it in this state.
This meditation should help you to be more productive, creative and insightful. It should also give you a sense of well-being, peacefulness, energy, improved health and a spiritual awareness… while eliminating disturbances or distractions of any kind.
One Of The Best Meditations To Use
This meditation is just wonderful! It also induces a state of mental relaxation and a reduction of anxiety.
Which is a good thing, because doctors now believe too much anxiety hinders your immune system. I discovered the other day that the stillness meditation is now being used as a healing and preventive health measure, the same goes for positive meditation.
Here are more benefits to the stillness meditation. You will have a clear, calm and more lucid mind… which can help propel you toward your goals. So let it become a part of your life.
Start Your Meditation
Begin the stillness meditation by finding a quiet place to sit. You can sit on either the floor or a chair… whichever is more comfortable for you.
Close your eyes and inhale. Tense all the muscles in your body, then release them when you exhale. Focus breathing in and out… relax your muscles… and quiet your mind.
Don’t move your body when you relax your muscles. Remain completely still. If your mind races around – let it, but come back to your quiet state.
Don’t try to control your breathing, and don’t hold your breath, just breath naturally. Now relax and let go of everything you’re thinking of. If you should tense up at any time, just breath, relax your muscles and remain still. Don’t make any sudden moves. Remain still and just relax all the tension in your muscles.
Don’t worry about any thoughts that come into your mind. Let them flow in and flow out, don’t dwell on them. Instead, feel the calmness and flow of energy coming into your body.
Relax And Be At Peace
Your mind will always race around after your thoughts, but practice will quiet your mind faster. Let your mine float away into the stillness and quiet. Let go of the outside world and all the turmoil. Relax, breath and enjoy your sense of peace and tranquility.
This is a very simple meditation to do, so why not incorporate it into your daily routine. Do it 10 to 15 minutes everyday. It can also be used with the breathing meditation or as a prelude to other types of meditation.