WHEN FIRST STARTING
When first starting, it could perhaps sometimes appear that the chanting is rather a mechanical or mental process. Like with anything we start new, we have to get used to it. But with regular practice, you will find that you will be able to sink into deeper layers of your being, and it will lead you to more self-awareness, centeredness, and provide you with a beautiful tool to navigate challenging times.
While practicing, emotions and thoughts will come to the surface, and although it might be confusing to why the mind sometimes stays so very active, this is all part of the process of self-awareness and learning to bring yourself back to your center, to your breathing, and to seeing if you can become more and more aware of your energy field and the vibrational effect of your mantra meditation.
It can be hard to be confronted with one’s busy mind when trying to become still, and to realize how restless we actually can be. But this practice of bringing your mind back every time it wonders, IS the very practice that will be strengthening your mind and your focus.
When confronted with ones busy mind when trying to become still, it is important to be present and observe the thoughts that are arising, and let go any attachment to them.
Focus on your breathing, and on the mantra you are chanting. The very moment you have to get out of your head and feel what is happening to your energy body WILL strengthen your ability to focus, and will cultivate your self-awareness and sensitivity to your energy and emotional body. So rather than judging yourself for being where you are, bring in patience, self-compassion and the knowledge that any practice takes time to deepen and cultivate step by step.
Over time you will experience how a mantra meditation can bring you back to presence, fill your energy body with joy and peace, remind you of your true essence and recognize Spirit in all that you are and in all of Life.
There are many meditation techniques and by all means I am not an expert, but what helps me tremendously to sink deep into my mantra meditation practice, is to keep bringing my awareness back into ‘feeling’. Thoughts arise, bring your awareness to your body. Thoughts arise again, bring your awareness to your heart-center. Thoughts arise again, bring your awareness to feeling your energy field, or to the words you are chanting. Moving from thinking to ‘feeling’, or ‘being’, is a beautiful tool to help you to become present in every moment. And the mantras are of incredible support to support us in this proces.
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