Focusing for Better Meditation

by Marcus L.
(London, England)

The first thing you need to do if you want to meditate is to be alone. Solitude helps you to not be distracted. Second, you need to have something in mind to meditate about. That way you will remain focused. Focusing is important because there is a very thin line between meditating and daydreaming. If you do not have something in particular about which you want to think deeply about, any thought that is enjoyable can easily drift your mind. You have to be determined to stay on the thought, the point of meditation. You can meditate while sitting or walking in a quiet place, away from things that will distract you. If you do it while sitting, it is recommended that you have something to focus your eyes or your brain on. For example, you could choose a cool, quiet place where there is a fountain of trickling water. The sound of the trickling water other than being one that calms the soul, can also keep you mind focused. You could also choose to sit in a place that does not have a lot of things to see. You could choose to focus your eyes on something, say a leaf, a stem or some color somewhere that will not shift your line of thought.

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