Meditation Tips

By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

Meditation is a simple process for which we sit still and concentrate within to experience inner treasures. The common question I am often asked is, “How can I keep my attention in meditation without being distracted by thoughts?” This is a typical problem that people throughout the world have while trying to meditate.

Why does this happen? Our minds are active and restless and do not like to be still to focus on the wonders within. We have within us a gateway to peace, joy, and happiness. However, to access these treasures we need to meditate, by sitting in silence and staying focused to enjoy them.

Here are three tips to help us meditate:

1) Set priorities

When we want to study for an exam, we set aside time and focus only on that. Similarly, when we set a time for our meditation, we focus only on meditation for that period. We then allot time for other activities for throughout the rest of the day. This helps us preserve our meditation time only for that purpose.

2) Have a special place for meditation

By getting into the habit of concentrating on meditation when sitting in a certain spot, we can more easily put aside distractions when in that place. When we sit in that spot, we naturally will gravitate toward meditating.

3) Be committed to achieving our goals through meditation

When we have a goal that we really want to attain, nothing can stop us from trying to achieve it. Whether we want to win at sports, reach our financial goals, lose weight, or improve our relationships, we spend time working to achieve success. We put in the time and effort.

It is the same with meditation. People meditate for different reasons, whether for physical, mental, or emotional health and wellness, or for spiritual growth or other reasons. When we commit to that goal, then we are more dedicated to spending time to achieve it. This determination will help us concentrate and focus better when we meditate without being sidetracked by distracting thoughts.

Those who practice meditation on the inner Light and Sound as taught in Science of Spirituality learn techniques to keep their mind from distracting them. In this way, their meditation time is more fruitful.

Want to learn more?

Finding Lasting Happiness and Peace

Pain and suffering are an inevitable part of our spiritual journey. It may come as the catalyst for our spiritual life. It may occur along the way of our spiritual journey. It may come as a way to keep us focused on praying to God for help. It may serve as a reminder that the only true happiness is in that of the spirit.

Meditation and Human Unity

As we journey within through meditation, we realize that God is all Light. We realize that as soul we are also a ray of the same divine Light. We begin to see that the same Light of God which is within us is also in all other beings in creation.

Place of Power

We acknowledge the existence of a soul, but few actually tap into it and identify with it. The soul within us is our true place of power and contains the powerful force that not only nourishes us physically and mentally, but can propel us from the gravitational pull of this physical world and catapult us into the beyond.

Which Race Are We Running?

Anger and stress have become unwanted, permanent characters in the play of life. Here are some practical ways in which we can conquer them.

Turning Theory into Practice

We all know that when we want to study something in this world we go to a teacher who is proficient in that subject. If we want to learn physics or chemistry we go to a teacher or a professor. The teacher will explain the theory of the subject. If the basics are clear, then we can build our whole knowledge on those strong fundamentals. The same is true of spirituality.

World Cup of Meditation

Just as athletes compete for the World Cup in sports, we can also practice to attain the World Cup of meditation. The World Cup, Olympics, or championships in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, or FIFA makes us marvel at what the human spirit can achieve.