How-To-Meditate can decrease automatic habits like Alcohol, Drugs, Food, and Sex addictions.
Learn How-To-Meditate as your Personal Addictions Recovery tool.
Excellent studies show meditation helps decrease automatic habits. How-To-Meditate could help you to let go an unwanted addiction habit.
That might make a difference between sobriety and relapse. It could save your alcohol rehab, or other substance abuse treatment.
Meditation enables you to remain more continually attentive to the here and now, attention to what is happening in the present moment of your addictions recovery.
How-To-Meditate starts by encouraging an attitude of relaxed openness, not tense concentration.
Important personal consideration about Meditation.
Perhaps this first: Learning how-to-meditate has nothing to do with the occult or paranormal.
Engaging in meditation, or mental activity that disengages you from stress or a stressful situation is a normal form of relieving mental tension.
“Detachment is not caring less, it’s caring more for your own serenity.” .......From...In All Our Affairs
To Meditate is not mystical, hypnotic, or necessarily religious. Although these are traditions for studying how-to-meditate in Zen, Christian, Yoga, and Buddhist practices. Most spiritual practice includes some type of meditation.
Under our Meditation screen you‘ll see links to those resources, if you’re interested.
Actually learning how-to-meditate is similar to breathing. You’ll let yourself become fully aware of your breathing. Let yourself become aware of how your breath nurtures you. Begin to be in touch with your breathing.
As you learn how-to-meditate just listen. Simply listen, without grasping. Just let the thoughts come and drift away, without interest. Welcome all that happens.
“Simply, let it come, and let it go. Don’t get in the way.”
How-To-Meditate begins the practice of meditation which is just one way of open and honest self-observation.
“The longest journey is the journey inwards, for he or she who has chosen his or her destiny has started upon the quest for the source of personal being.”From Dag Hammermarsjkold
Often all our feelings we had suppressed and gunny sacked for years and years push up, spilling out and over and around us, surrounding us like a hot envelope, leaving us no space to breathe. We can feel alone and afraid, even panic.
It is then that the “relief” we sought from our addictive behavior beckons us. Relapse is just a few drinks or hits away.
Awareness, self observation is necessary for us to honestly see our addiction, as it is or was. Here is Awareness at the Third Level of Human Understanding
It Is Simple but you have to Meditate, Now or Never.
Be sure to make yourself comfortable and let yourself begin to relax. Let your entire body relax slowly, sinking down as you let go of physical stress and tension.
Breathe slowly through your nose. Experience the cool air as you breathe in and the warm air as you breathe out. Let you mind begin to turn from daily worries and concerns. Close your eyes and let your awareness turn inward.
Neil Diamond says, “Turn on your heart light.”
There are two major approaches to meditation. One is focus your attention to one point of sensation. Second is to let your awareness open to all external and internal stimulus, but without judgment.
A single point may be easier at first. That’s why some start with an object like a candle, religious picture, altar, or nature scene. Focus can also be internal, on breathing or saying a certain phrase, a mantra for example.
Meditating or contemplating on a specific word or an idea helps to imprint the thoughts deep into your consciousness.
The most important thing is that you find what fits your individual background, style and personal approach to your addictions recovery.
Self concepts can change. New ideas take root and begin the wonderful recovery change in your life. Changes you want for your abstinence, sobriety, and serenity.
Perhaps, ideas and behaviors you wanted, but, didn’t know how to bring about.
The silence of meditation offers you peace of mind.
Silence is primordial. Silence allows the truth to manifest itself. Experience the power of silence. Silence does not judge. All-absorbing silence frees us from expectations.
Let Go. Cease expectations.
In learning to Meditate try to think of your mind as empty space which is truly quiet. Your thoughts are quiet and serene, with little or no conscious awareness. That is the arousal of your personal I.
Stray thoughts like shooting stars may drift through this space. Of course, if left alone they leave as easy as they came. As you drift up toward alertness, you are conscious of your surroundings, yet you still feel quiet and relaxed.
Imagine relaxing on the beach in the warmth of the setting sunset.
It is silence which can help put an end to our addictions self-delusions. Silence opens our door for forgiveness.
“We can start by forgiving ourselves.” Say: “Let it begin with me.”
By choosing to “Let Go” we allow silence to reshape our forgiveness. Silence offers the deep expanse in which letting-go can take place.
Your journey into silence through learning how-to-meditate is one that fosters peace in the heart of the storm.
Whether you are on the busy streets of Los Angles or in the quiet solitude of a mountain cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, your happiness and contentment are completely in your own hands.
Because your mind is where you live.
It is how you experience things. Through the practice of meditation you see beyond the illusions and discover the true nature of your mind.
Learning how-to-meditate will allow your mind a rest. It won’t stop life from coming at you. But, meditation gives you the ability to unpack your addictions “gunny sack.” Take time out from the busyness.
Meditation gives you confidence to honestly acknowledge your thoughts and behaviors, without being hooked by them.
When we learn how-to-meditate we lay the foundation for a shift in our attitude that has the capacity, the power to change our lives.
Our awareness accepts that honesty means acceptance. We begin by accepting the fact of our addiction. To accept this is not to affirm it, but to admit it, to recognize that it really exists.