There are many types of meditation – both modern and ancient techniques – some of which originate from eastern philosophies.
Meditation techniques can be very helpful tools, to help us transcend our conscious mind and help us gain control of our thoughts, allowing us to focus the subconscious mind and enabling us to transform our negative thoughts into positive creative ones.
People who practice various kinds of meditation regularly on a daily basis do seem to be generally happier and more confident in them selves and as a result they draw more happy situations into their lives!
Some people use meditation to create more calm and peace in their lives while others use different forms of meditation such as chanting This is a very powerful practice that enables you to actually change negative tendencies into positive ones reveal your true potential bring out your inner happiness and change yourself so you attract a better quality of life and have a positive effect on your environment – including much broader issues like world peace!
Scientific research has shown that some meditation techniques can have positive effects on your health and mental and psychological well being – reducing stress and anxiety.
However which ever type of meditation you choose to do you only get the real benefits from a regular practice about ten minutes – twice a day morning and evening is a good starting point.
Some types of meditation are quiet, peaceful contemplative and inward looking and performed sitting cross legged with closed eyes and repeating a silent mantra to yourself.
Other active types involve using the voice – chanting a mantra whilst focusing on revealing your highest potential.
Having experienced both silent meditation and chanting – personally I’ve found that chanting ‘Nam – Myoho – Renge – Kyo’works extremely well for me!
It brings out a state of unconditional happiness and gives us the strength to create necessary changes in our lives – which affect both us and our environment.
However different people prefer to use different methods of meditation. The question is – does it work for you? Do you get the results you want? and if so keep doing it! If you’re looking to become happier try chanting!
“If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth and death you have endured since time without beginning and to attain without fail unsurpassed enlightenment in this life time, you must perceive the mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings” – Nichiren Daishonin