Outdoor Meditation Tips
By Robert Smith
It's one thing to think about an outdoor setting when you
are meditating, but it's another thing to make plans for outdoor
meditation. If you are looking for a nice place to have for meditation
and contemplation, going outdoors might very well be your best
bet. So what are some settings that you can go to in order to
center your mind and your being?
Try somewhere close by for starters. Is there a park nearby
that you would feel comfortable sitting down at? This could be
a lovely place for outdoor meditation. There's nothing like being
surrounded by gentle breezes, the warm sun, and the smell of
fresh grass. That image alone could put someone in a peaceful
state. Now imagine actually being there! You might find a patch
of vibrant colored flowers to great you. Or there might be a
pond at the park full of ducks and swans. All of these things
provide a lovely backdrop for meditation.
Or, you could find a nice brook or a small body of water to
practice your outdoor meditation. You could find either some
large rocks to sit on, or simply stand by the flowing water.
Hear it babbling and bubbling as it makes its way to its destination.
Meditate on the rocks and the body of life at the bottom of the
clear waters. Can't you feel it now? Water always provides a
wonderful way to cleanse the mind during outdoor meditation sessions.
Speaking of bodies of water, how about a lake or the beach?
If there is a beach nearby, by all means get there! The roaring
surf, the smell of the ocean and the sand, and the calming effects
of the sun underneath it all provide intoxicating backdrops for
outdoor meditation. You can bring a blanket, a chair, your favorite
books, and a cooler full of refreshing drinks. It's probably
a good idea to bring a notebook to record your thoughts and feelings.
You'll get in touch with all of them while you are having some
luxurious outdoor meditation time.
The purpose of meditation is to center your mind, and your
inner being. Going to an outdoor locations for outdoor meditation
can give you the experience that you need. You can create a mini-vacation
for yourself; it'll be like your own retreat from the noise and
frustrations of the world. You might find that when you set aside
time for yourself to clear your head and get at peace with yourself,
you'll be able to soar in the other areas of your life. Take
some time for yourself to practice the wonders of meditation,
and if you have the opportunity, get some outdoor meditation
in as well.
For Great Brainwave Entrainment Try The Meditation
Put these recordings on your MP3 player and use them for
outdoor meditation. - Steve Gillman