Learn meditation technique...
Use meditation... not only for stress relief and physical well-being... but to help change your life from a spiritless existence to one of grace. The benefits of meditation are boundless.
Learn how to meditate...
You need to find a special place in your environment to set aside for your daily meditation sessions. It could be a quiet spot in your yard or patio, a corner of your bedroom, or even a nearby church or chapel.
It needs to be a silent, comfortable place... a sanctuary where you will be undisturbed for 20 minutes (NO interruptions... no cell phones, TVs, or screaming children).
What you are about to do is a special thing--- so make your space special, too. Get some scented candles, flowers, a piece of sculpture, something that reflects your spiritual side. (You've got one in there).
Some of your sessions will be calm, quiet and "spacey". But other times, your meditation will seem to "unlock" your mind--- and a torrent of creative ideas will come tumbling out.
This is where the pad and pen come in. Some of these new thoughts will seem so profound to you, you don't want to lose them. So you can ruin your whole meditation just trying to hold on to them.
Instead, when this happens, take a quick moment, open your eyes, and jot the idea down. Then settle back, close your eyes, let it go, and resume your meditation mantra without worry. You can deal with that "brainstorm" when your meditation session is over.
Make a promise to yourself now---you will meditate every morning and every evening... for one month. If you do this, you'll become a believer. Meditation calms your mind, and it stays with you. You will enter a zone of clarity and openness. And anything is possible! At the very least, you will enjoy some reduction in stress and a calming peace will enter your life.