Meditation is a tool you can use to unlock your creativity. Meditation is a method of searching internally for whatever you are looking for — a pathway to your inner self. That’s key to remember.
Some people believe that meditation is only a form of prayer, but it isn’t. You can use meditation for that purpose, but the practice of meditation can help reduce stress, and help you sleep. Some studies suggest that meditation can help you reduce your blood pressure and stress levels. Finding inner peace is beneficial. It can also relax your enough to allow you to open up to ideas. This is where the idea of meditating to release your creativity comes from.
Meditation is not the only solution to releasing your creativity, but it is a way to do so. Creativity is stifled by tension, whether mental or physic and is a good way to relax both mind and body. That’s how it releases your creativity. It can let you be open to solutions to your problems, but it can’t solve all of them.
To meditate, you need minimal accessories. What you really need is a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. You need to have the time to meditate, so clear at least five minutes in your schedule. Once you have a quiet place with no distractions, you can either light a candle or not. It’s your choice as to what you use to meditate. Candles or beads can help you focus your attention. That’s one form of meditation. Another is mindfulness where you focus on breathing or the way you feel. Whichever form you use, you need to sit or lie down. You need to be comfortable. I generally sit, either in a chair or on the floor. You can sit on the floor with your legs crossed or sit in a chair with your feet on the floor. You can lie on the floor or on a bed or couch. The point is, you should be comfortable.
Then light your candle, scented or not, again your choice. That’s if you use a candle. You don’t need to. You can use the candle to focus your attention. Or you can use prayer beads to do the same thing. Focus on your intent. Relax and let your mind flow into the meditation. Clear your mind of any everyday thoughts, like dinner plans or your schedule. They have no place here. Don’t worry about them. Some people say to still your thoughts and think of nothing. That’s very difficult to do. Don’t worry if you can’t think of nothing, just relax and let the thoughts come and go as they will. If you find yourself following a thought, let it go and come back to the state where your mind is completely open. The thoughts will ebb and flow like waves on the shore. That’s why some people use music or sound to meditate.
Meditation allows you to be open to thoughts that may solve whatever problem you might need a solution to. It might not work, but if done often, it can bring you closer to a solution. It can leave you open to ideas and thoughts, something like the dream state does. This is the benefit of meditation. It puts you in touch with your unconscious mind. Let it work. It will help.
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