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Learn meditation from this Buddhist master. – This is excellent

If you have trouble with meditation like we all do this is a great recipe to make a start. It makes it very simple

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NATURE’S LOVE BATH

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom Salts, OR 1 cup Pink Himalayan Salt, OR half a cup of each.
  • 5 drops Rose Essential Oil.
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
  • A handful of dried rose petals
  • A handful of fresh rose petals (or your preferred choice of flower)
  • [Optional] Rose quartz crystals. If you have any, place small polished rose quartz pebbles in the bath, and any rough rose quartz crystals outside/around the bath.
  • [Optional] 3 Tbls/a big splash of Hawthorn Berry Tincture. The Hawthorn tree has long been revered as a tree of love. Its tincture is known to have heart health properties physically, and emotionally/energetically it’s believed to open the heart to love.

Extras

  • Candles lit in your bathroom.
  • Heart-nourishing music.
  • If you want a stronger fragrance, you can add a few more drops of the essential oils, just do so gradually so you can gauge.

Directions

  • Add the salt, essential oils, tincture (optional), and dried flowers to your bath and swish about to stir in.
  • Add small rose quartz pebbles if you have (optional), and fresh flower petals at the end to float on the surface.
  • Decorate the bathroom with candles and flowers as desired.
  • When you enter your bath, begin with some moments/a meditation connecting to your heart and the love you have for yourself/others/nature/your partner , etc., and send this loving energy into the water. Imagine it flowing from your heart into the water as a light or energy, or down your arms and out through your hands into the water.
  • Then enjoy a beautiful soak in your blessed love-infused bath! Allow yourself to fully relax and allow in the beautiful energies, fragrances, feelings, etc.

Article by –  globalloveproject.com

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The Power of Light for Meditation

If you meditate you may use light for relaxation and visualization during your meditation. I often will use it in meditation to destress my body and mind. Works good.
I thought this diagram was a good example of what and where the colors will affect your thinking and well-being.
It’s a good diagram to print out and keep, visualize and use to relax your body when beginning meditation.
If you are having trouble visualizing a certain color you need to look at this diagram and you will see what is going on to actually block that color from your mind.
For those who have trouble meditating this is a great way to start by using these colors and visualizing them going through your body. For example start with red and then have it fade into yellow then to green etc. That works.

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Poem Friday » Meditation


Meditation
author: Lesley Voth

Today was the day,
I am about to change my way.

Start to meditate,
To become less of an irritate.

So I got out of bed,
Still fizzy in the head.

Sat in a comfortable position,
Took four breaths, I was on a mission.

Shut my eyes ready to relax,
I am going to do this, that’s a fact.

Now I am waiting for the revelation,
Of that feeling of success and elation.

After 10 minutes I am feeling frustration,
I am not getting any sensation.

The bird outside is singing to the height of his voice,
So loud so happy he gives me no choice.

To find another time, another way,
And go and have coffee and try it some other day.

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14 Practical Tips For Increasing Mental Concentration

Here are some great words of wisdom. Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on one thing for too long. I find it hard too, but these tips are very helpful, so I am sharing them with you today. Enjoy.

The issue of lack of concentration is not limited to young children only. Many adults complain about it and look for advice on how to increase concentration. During coaching sessions, I have come across many such requests and here are some tips that I found to be most effective.

1. Make a time plan – set up a schedule for the jobs to be done. The key is to balance, to allocate time appropriately to serious, difficult tasks like study, as well as to recreation… And stick to it. Avoid keeping very similar tasks together, so that your schedule has in-built variety to avoid boredom.

2. Identify your peak times – we all have our times of peak alertness in 24-hours cycle. However, it is not the same for all. Find out yours and use it for more difficult or less interesting tasks.

3. Go slow; build up over time – start with sticking to your study / project for 10 to 15 minutes to start with. Build up slowly. While it is important to discipline yourself, more important is to put the time to effective use. So start small, but stick to it even if you are not able to concentrate easily.

4. Take breaks in between – on an average, the attention span for a serious task is no more than 20 minutes or so. Therefore, while studying for longer stretches, it is advisable to take a break for may be five minutes after 20-25 minutes and get back to the job.

5. Mind the surroundings – the location, direction, lighting – all make a difference to your attention span. You should be reasonably comfortable in a quiet place with proper lighting etc.

6. Do away with distractions – while tv and radio are more obvious distractions and can easily be avoided, there are others like telephone calls, or friends and relatives dropping in to chat for a while. There are no general rules for them and you will have to devise your personal rules to take care of such issues.

7. Manage requirements – make sure that you have prearranged all your requirements before you get set. This may include your study material, notes, pen, pencil, calculator, highlighter or whatever you might need during your study/task.

8. Join the younger ones – if you have young children, sit for your study along with them. It will motivate you to discipline yourself and concentrate.

9. Put your heart with mind – applying your mind to the work is a prerequisite in any case; however adding curiosity and positive attitude makes the real difference. When you become inquisitive and start enjoying the study, assimilation and understanding is much faster, much better.

10. Use pencil extensively – do underline frequently and use white space in the margins to make your own short notes. While writing adds to your pick-up, it helps tremendously during future references.

11. Exercise your mental faculties – games such as crossword puzzles, sudoku and word jumbles are good relaxation tools as well as help you improve memory and concentration. Keep some time for them.

12. Meditate – meditation is a wonderful tool to keep your mind calm and relaxed, thus improving your concentration and memory. There are hundreds of meditation techniques. It is advisable to learn and practice one or two from an expert instead of experimenting with many and get confused.

13. Live a balanced life – nutritious eating habits and regular sleeping hours help you to lead a healthy life with better memory and concentration.

And, here is a destructive one!

14. Tear it apart – you have a nicely bound new book; but the size is so dreadful that you hardly touch it; so it remains new for years together. Total wastage! Remove its binding, convert it into small manageable pieces, may be 5, 10 or 15 pages. Pick up one at a time and handle it with a smile. At the end of it, even though short of a showpiece in your book shelf; you will be happy about this loss, I am sure!

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