Over the years of practicing as a therapist, I’ve become more and more aware of the huge value in having a meditation practice. Not only to myself but also for my clients. So many of the emotional or psychological problems that are common as a result of 21st century living, can be eased by using a daily habit of meditation.
So, what is meditation? The question itself is as broad as the number of possible forms that meditation can take, depending upon the practice that best suits you. Whether you choose a practice that encourages inner stillness, self-observation or reflection, prayer or even a highly focused meditation, it really doesn’t matter as long as it works for you. There are some who would argue for one form or another but in my view, there’s no ‘one size fits all’.
If you are new to being a meditator, my advice is to try a few different options. Find a teacher that you like and give it a fair chance – it’s an acquired skill. Don’t forget to check in with yourself to reflect on how you may have benefitted.
Having tried a number of meditation styles, I now teach the style that is most beneficial to me personally.