How to Find Inner Peace Through Meditation

As humans we are all looking to find inner peace in this often stressful world. Inner peace is the key to happiness and to a life free from stress. While there are many ways of finding inner peace—ranging from exercise to positive thinking and even to hypnosis—meditation is the number one way to achieve inner peace.


With this guide to how to find inner peace through meditation you’ll open yourself up to a new level of relaxation and contentment, truly discovering a peaceful existence.

Steps

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    As with the majority of meditations, to begin this meditation first find somewhere quiet where you will not be disturbed for ten to twenty minutes.
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    Sit comfortably with good posture. You may wish to sit in the lotus position, with your legs folded, or you may kneel.
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    Cup your hands together on your lap with the palms facing upwards. Lightly touch your thumbs together.
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    Focus your mind on your breathing. Specifically, focus on the area between your nose and your lips. Observe your breath coming and going through this area.
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    You will notice that thoughts occupy your mind from time to time. This is okay. You do not need to resist the thoughts, but you should not attach to them or dwell on them either. Simply recognise that you are experiencing a thought and return your focus to your breathing.
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    You may wish to add a mantra to this practice. A mantra is a phrase that produces specifically feelings. For instance, a simple mantra might be “I am calm and at peace.” Recite this mantra, either out loud or in your mind, as you continue to focus on your breath.
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    Continue this practice for ten to twenty minutes. You will find your mind opening and your body and mind relaxing.
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    Using this exercise for ten to twenty minutes a day will promote a deep inner peace which will last throughout the day.

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Categories: Philosophy and Religion | Buddhist Meditation