Where Do I Meditate?
Now that I'm eighteen, responsibility acts as a mantra I repeat to myself in an attempt to prepare myself for what life will look like next year when I'm on my own. Since I'm eighteen I'm realizing that lately, I am paying a lot more attention to my surroundings. My parents, more specifically, my mother, dreamed about moving to a bigger, better and quieter house, so right now, my parents are in the process of doing just that.
While my parents searched for a house, I found myself questioning the prices of the houses. Soon I realized the price had a lot to do with location. Location, location, location. That's probably a statement you've heard before, but it doesn't only go for buying a house. Location holds importance on different occasions. Location's important when trying to decide where to go to college, finding a place to work and during meditation.
If you're new here, you're probably wondering why you should meditate in the first place, and if that's the case, you should click here and learn why.
If you're not new here, you probably know I am going to speak where you should meditate, but ha, I tricked you, first I will speak about where you should NOT meditate.
1.) Do NOT meditate in your bed.
What do you do in your bed? Most people, sleep in their bed. For a lot of people, meditating happens when their eyes and closed, and is followed by heavy breathing. Both of these are characteristics of someone sleeping. I've said this before, but it's so important unless you're meditating before bed, in which case, knock yourself out, quite literally.
2.) Does the color blue make you feel calm?
If you answered yes, then the beach will feel like the perfect place for you to meditate. First of all, blue IS in fact supposed to make us feel calm. When you go to the beach the water looks blue (well depending on where you go to the beach, but you get the point). Second, the sky looks blue. So, if you think about it, that's DOUBLE the calm! If you go at the right time, you won't hear a thing. Also, a great qualification for meditating!
3.) Are you desperate for nature?
I hope you said yes. If not, that's okay, each to his own; however, nature can lift your spirits immediately. That being said, imagine meditating in the park! The park, like the beach, works as a double whammy. The park has nature which naturally relaxes us. So, if you meditate in the park, that's double the happiness and relaxation. How and why would you skip out on that?
4.) Meditation time does not equal sleepy time.
Again, meditation should NOT make you want to fall asleep. If you want to fall asleep while meditating, you're doing something wrong. To avoid sleepy feelings, stay away from the dark when you're meditating. You'll thank me later!
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