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Does meditation really work and if so how can I try?

I have heard of meditation so may times, but have never tried it. Does it really work?
If soo please put down what I should do to meditate.
Thanks all!


  1. Work for what?
    It can calm you down, center you,. what are the results you’re looking for?
    And don’t “meditate on god”,. If you meditate with a thought in mind, that is not true meditation. The goal is to empty your mind so you can know your true self.

  2. God’s Word is always true. God tells us to meditate on His Word. Take a look at the details below for more details!
    Question: “What is Christian meditation?”
    Answer: Psalm 19:14 states, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” What, then, is Christian meditation and how should Christians meditate? When the word “meditation” is mentioned today, it usually carries the meaning of something mystical. For some, meditation is clearing the mind while sitting in an unusual position. For others, meditation is communing with the spirit world around us. Concepts such as these are most definitely not what Christian meditation is all about.
    Christian meditation has nothing to do with any practices that have Eastern mysticism as their foundation. Such practices include lectio divina, transcendental meditation, and many forms of what is called “contemplative prayer.” These have at their core a dangerous premise that we need to “hear God’s voice,” not through His Word, but through personal revelation through meditation. Some churches are filled with people who think they are hearing a “word from the Lord,” often contradicting one another and therefore causing endless divisions within the Body of Christ. Christians are not to abandon God’s Word, which is “God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If the Bible is sufficient to thoroughly equip us for every good work, how could we think we need to seek a mystical experience instead of it?
    For the Christian, meditation is to be solely on the Word of God and what it reveals about Him. David found this to be so, and he describes the man who is “blessed” as one whose “delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:2). True Christian meditation is an active thought process (thinking), whereby we give ourselves to the study of the Word, praying over it and asking God to give us understanding by the Spirit, who has promised to lead us “into all truth” (John 16:13). Then we put this truth into practice, committing ourselves to the Scriptures as the rule for life and practice as we go about our daily activities. This causes spiritual growth and maturing in the things of God as we are taught by His Holy Spirit. That is what Christian meditation is all about.

  3. What are you trying to do?
    Meditation will not get you a brand new shiny Buick or land you a six figure job.
    On the other hand meditation is very good for clearing your mind and helping you focus so you can concentrate enough to land that job or save the money to buy that Buick.
    One really shouldn’t meditate on anything. The purpose of mediation is to get rid of the crap that keeps the mind spinning.
    If you meditate on anything it should be a quite calm space, a place where you find yourself at piece. Once there your mind will know where it wants to go and what it needs to think about.

  4. The kind of deep, concentrated thinking in which a person seriously reflects on past experiences, ponders and muses over current matters, or thoughtfully contemplates possible future events.
    In order to meditate properly, a person needs to be free from distractions, alone with his thoughts, so to speak. Isaac, for example, went out walking alone in the early evening to meditate, possibly about his coming marriage to Rebekah. (Ge 24:63) It was during the solitude of the night watches that the psalmist meditated on the greatness of his Grand Creator. (Ps 63:6) The meditations of the heart should be focused on beneficial things, on Jehovah’s splendor and activities, on things pleasing to him (Ps 19:14; 49:3; 77:12; 143:5; Php 4:8), and not on the devices of the wicked.–Pr 24:1, 2.
    By engaging in profitable meditation, one will not be inclined to give foolish answers. He will seriously think out these matters of importance, and as a result, the answers given will be from the heart and will not be something to regret later on.–Pr 15:28.
    When Joshua was appointed as the overseer of the nation of Israel, he was instructed to make a copy of Jehovah’s law, and he was told (as rendered in many Bible versions) to “meditate” thereon day and night. (Jos 1:8; AS, KJ, JB, RS) The Hebrew word here for “meditate” is ha”§ghah”². It basically means “utter inarticulate sounds” and is rendered “moan,” ‘growl,’ ‘coo,’ and ‘mutter.’ (Isa 16:7; 31:4; 38:14; 59:3) Ha”§ghah”² also has the meanings “utter in an undertone” and “meditate.” (Ps 35:28; Pr 15:28) The New World Translation appropriately renders the Hebrew term ha”§ghah”², appearing in Joshua 1:8, “you must in an undertone read.” (See also Ps 1:2.) Reading in an undertone would impress more indelibly on the mind the material on which one was meditating. Gesenius’s Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon (translated by S. Tregelles, 1901, p. 215) says of ha”§ghah”²: “Prop[erly] to speak with oneself, murmuring and in a low voice, as is often done by those who are musing.”–Compare Ps 35:28; 37:30; 71:24; Isa 8:19; 33:18.
    The apostle Paul told Timothy that he should ponder over or be meditating on his conduct, ministry, and teaching. As an overseer, Timothy had to be unusually careful that he taught sound doctrine and that his way of life was exemplary.–1Ti 4:15.

  5. The purpose of meditation is to purify the mind, bringing it to a state of tranquility and awareness. With practice, meditation strengthens the seeds of mindfulness, concentration, and insight within ones consciousness. One learns to look deeply at life as it truly exists, in the present moment. Meditation is a path to enlightenment, and it begins by learning to observe the breath.
    One first begins meditation by finding a comfortable position to sit in and then begins to concentrate on the inhalation and exhalation of the breath. It is important to sit with a straight and erect back, but relaxed at the same time. In the beginning stages the entire focus of meditation is the breath. The goal is to train the mind to become a “breathing mind”. If distractions occur, focus is redirected on the breath. With continued practice the mind becomes more still and the focus of meditation can then be turned towards the body, feelings, or activities of the mind.
    A beginning practitioner usually starts off with ten or fifteen minuet meditation sessions. Five minuets is then added to the sittings each week, or every other week, until one can comfortably sit for thirty to sixty minuets. The most important thing regarding meditation is routine practice. With practice, meditation develops strong concentration and mindfulness in the present moment. These traits are then applied into everyday life. One practices to include everything within and around oneself, to be mindful of the world as it is in the here and now.
    Sources that may be of some assistance:
    http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/ – directory to help one find a local teacher for proper meditation instruction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csyCrcpDs58 – basic overview of zen meditation
    http://www.wildmind.org/meditation – website dedicated to meditation
    http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe.html – ebook “Mindfulness in Plain English”; beginner’s meditation manual
    http://amberstar.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=Introduction%20to%20Meditation – intro to meditation course given via podcast.

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  7. Try this very simple, yet powerful meditation in the article ‘Effortless Meditation’ at http://www.awaken2life.org/published-articles/74-effortless-meditation.html
    It can be done for a couple minutes or an hour.
    Also of possible interest is a 15-minute audio podcast episode called ‘The Art of Meditation’ (ep. 6) at http://www.awaken2life.org/podcast-more-oom.html but you would need to register first to get access to these older episodes.
    ~ Eric Putkonen


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