3. Meditation for beginners time line approach
How long do I need to meditate for? There
is no correct answer really to this question. Any moment you go within
and meditate is one moment closer to gaining the benefits of meditation.
So even if you have only 5 minutes, you can still nurture yourself with
a regular basis is the secret to learning meditation.
Most of us usually go through an
initial restless period in the first part of our meditations when our bodies
are fidgeting and our minds are the busiest. If this happens and you start to
become discouraged you can try using a time plan approach.
As best you can,
when you’re meditating
- try to determine if you have an average time for going
through a restlessness period.
- Then, take that time and double it.
That is a
good basic way to approach finding an adequate time period for you to practice
For example; if for one week you
notice that when you sit down you can’t settle down for approximately 5 to 15
minutes. Then your average meditation time could be somewhere between 10 to 30
The idea is to make sure that you give yourself the best chance to
feel some advancement in learning how to go within. It helps your overall level
of self confidence in being able to go within if you feel at least a portion of
the time you’re not just sitting there, wanting to stop, and trying not to want
This meditation for beginners advice is crucial as it keeps you on a learning
curve where you are experiencing the benefits and changes from your
practice and are motivated to practice on a regular basis.
"If you have not succeeded ever, yet, on an inward journey, be gentle
Give yourself time. Gently let yourself go deeper.
Whatever experience comes to you, let it take you over.