Meditation is an ancient practice that has been used by people for ages. No one can really say when people started to meditate, but most scholars say that it started probably about 5,000 years ago. I personally think it is just a speculation and that meditation is as old as mankind.

People have been meditating for ages, but not many people in the west know that the practice of meditation not only brings peace of mind, but also helps to attract things that we want.

There are lots of people now have heard of the Law of Attraction and the Science of Manifestation. The Law of Attraction is a universal law that states that we attract into our lives what we think about most. Basically we attract to us what we spend time thinking about. So if you are constantly worrying about your debts, you are attracting into your life more debts.

Meditation together with the Law of Attraction is a powerful tool that can dramatically and quickly change your life.

The Law of Attraction is working all the time whether we want it or not. We can't turn off the law of gravity. Similarly we can't turn off the law of attraction. It is a law that guides the way our universe works. Likes attracts likes. We attract what we think about. What we need to do is to control the way it is working for us. We must make it work for us, not against us. To do this we have to work with our minds in a healthy and conscious way so that we are able to bring into our lives happiness, abundance, prosperity, peace and health.

If you can’t control your mind, your mind will control you. We can’t stop thinking. The mind is like a mad elephant that runs around and destroys everything on its path. Uncontrolled mind can lead to such emotions like greed, lust, anger etc. These emotions can lead some people to committing all kinds of crimes. It all starts with uncontrolled mind. Of course for most of us uncontrolled mind simply means anxiety and stress. To be happy and successful we must control the mind.

Meditation will help us to do this. Meditation helps us to achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness is a method of becoming aware of everything that takes place in our individual scope of perception. Through mindfulness we are able to pay attention to and to understand what it is we think, sense and feel.

Mindfulness, through meditation brings all of our subconscious thoughts to light. This is very important because it is most often those subconscious thoughts that sabotage our lives and manifest more things that we do not want. Meditation is a passive process of understanding, so we aren't going to be trying to do anything with those negative subconscious thoughts other than to become aware that we have them, and to become aware of what they are. We will be able to see for ourselves the parallels between those subconscious thoughts and the things that we have manifested in our lives.

The key with meditation is not to turn the mind off, which is impossible; the point is to get in tune with the mind. We must accept what those thoughts are, regardless of whether they are bad or good, we should not attach emotion to them. Meaning that if the thought is negative we should not get upset by it, and if the thought is good we should not throw a party. We should simply pay both types of thought the same amount of attention.

Meditation helps us to achieve mindfulness which then allows us to take control of our lives and for many people it'll be the first time to take a proactive role in their lives. Instead of reacting to what we think and feel we will be in touch with the deeper aspect of ourselves. By not getting attached to our thoughts and feelings we will be able to delve deeper and act from that place so that we are attracting what we really want to. I urge you to give meditation a try. Become mindful of your thoughts and actions and see what a difference it can make in your life when you have control of it.

If you would like to know how to meditate, here is a simple meditation. You will want to find a space where you can sit comfortably and will be free of distractions for about fifteen minutes. Remember that you are not trying to turn off your mind; you want to calm the mind. To do this you need to focus on one thing, whether it is your own breathing, a single word, a single sound, you should focus on it.

Make sure that you are doing proper breathing, which is inhaling through the nose at a slow steady pace, feeling the breath working its way into your body and moving down into your lungs all the way to your diaphragm, and then you slowly and steadily let the air out, feeling it leaving your body the same way it came in. Breathe this way the entire time you are meditating.

There are lots of different ways to meditate. Some meditations like Tai Chi or Chi Kung are active meditations. You should find which meditation is best for you.

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