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How to Silence Your Mind and Meditate? - Helpful Tips from Experience

Written by: Anna from StoryOfAwakening



Time to Read 4 min

The world has become extremely…well…noisy!

The suffocating rules of society and the brainwashing ways of our corrupted mainstream media are constantly trying to push you towards a road they want you to be walking on — the road of ignorance and blindness.

It is very easy to lose contact with your true self in this chaos because, in the midst of all that noise, your heart’s voice speaks in whispers and gentle feelings.

But, at the end of the day, it truly is your inner voice, your higher self, who always has your best interests in mind while guiding you through this journey we call life.

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Your Way Out

Your escape from the endlessly demanding noises and a way back to your true self can be found within the silence — within meditation and inner conversation.

There’s a beautiful quote by Rumi:

Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, “Be quiet. The secret cannot be spoken. It is wrapped in silence.”

Even the science is finally backing this up. A growing number of studies show that people who meditate regularly have better focus, are more resilient to stress, are more emphatic and compassionate towards other people and life forms, are less prone to depression and anxiety, etc.

The list goes on, and the results from new research are fascinating to follow.

But there is something essential you need to know first— there are no definite rules about how exactly meditating must be done.

The real purpose is to reconnect with your personal higher self, and this communication is absolutely different and unique for each and every one of you.

If you strictly follow someone else’s rules, then who exactly is it you are connecting with?

So, try to let go of any expectations; they will only distract you.

“In practicing meditation, we’re not trying to live up to some kind of ideal — quite the opposite. We’re just being with our experience, whatever it is.” — Pema Chödrön

Practical Tips for How to Meditate

Go to nature, shut off your phone and other distracting devices, or just lay down somewhere cozy where you feel calm and safe.

Find that little corner in the world where you feel good and undisturbed.

Find out what makes it even better for you. Candles? Music?

It doesn’t have to be meditation music. It can be classical music, or nature sounds, or guitar. Find out what helps you to relax and let it play quietly in the background so that you can hear your inner voice.

It can be helpful at first to create a “safe place” within yourself and start your journeys from there. A garden, a forest, a seaside…it is a place only for you, a home base full of light and love.

This one really helped me personally.

When I started my healing journey, I had many deeply rooted fears that I didn´t yet understand.

If you are lost, you feel very insecure, and the only way to feel somewhat safe is to control everything and everyone around you.

There was this strange understanding within me that if uncertainty and confusion were eliminated from the equation and everything in my life was executed perfectly, I could finally feel safe and calm.

Well, did it work? Of course not.

I only managed to create more anxiety because, in reality, perfection doesn´t exist. I was chasing an illusion.

Everything is only perfect in its imperfection.

So to dive deep into meditating and allow this practice to really help me on my journey, I had to face this fear of uncertainty and not being in control. Both made me feel deeply unsafe.

I had no idea what to expect from my travels nor any control over the outcomes. I just needed to learn how to trust the fact that everything is happening for my highest good. I wanted to heal, and my previous way had failed me. I had to trust this new way. So creating a safe place between this world and the “other” really made a difference.

Because no one from this side or the other can enter without your permission; thus, no one can ever harm you.

Whatever information you gather along your journey of self-discovery, you can always rest assured that you are safe and protected because you know you can always return to your home base in an instant.

At first, many thoughts from your mind will come about random daily worries. Try not to resist or fight them because you think you are doing something wrong. It is perfectly ok to have these at the beginning, and it takes time to master the trick.

The trick is to find the silence and emptiness between two thoughts because this is where your inner voice resides.

Just welcome the thought, acknowledge it, and let it go with gratitude and love.

Slowly, the empty space between thoughts will become longer. Soon enough, you will find yourself in total silence, accompanied only by the voice of your heart — your higher self.

This is your true inner teacher, gently pushing you towards the road you really came here to walk on. A road that will finally offer you what you are longing for — strength, balance, abundance, sincere joy of life, and love.

Just be brave and trust it!

"Paradise is not a place, it’s a state of consciousness.” — Sri Chinmoy

To wiser days and enlightened ways,


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