...Pretty much wherever your feet are planted. Actually, that is not as difficult as it first seems. When you consider that we now have a different idea about meditation and whenever we are lost in our thoughts and in the moment, that is a form of meditation. Another thing to keep in mind... meditation is not a judge in and of itself, in other words it does not only work for good. You may also meditate, or be lost in thought about negative stuff as well. This is why it is so important to stay conscious of your thoughts; the more you think about something, the more likely, and sooner, it will come to pass. So do your Self and the rest of us a favor, and start paying attention to your thoughts. If you start to ponder about negative things, stop your self as soon as you realize you are doing so and change the thoughts to something more positive. This reminds me of the story the old Sioux Indian Chief told his grandson:

“You see” said the old man, “this inner struggle is like two wolves fighting each other. One is evil, full of anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, deceit, false pride, superiority, and ego”.

“The other one,” he continued, poking the fire with a stick so that the fire crackled, sending the flames clawing at the night sky, “is good, full of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith”.

For a few minutes his grandson pondered his grandfather’s words and then asked, “So which wolf wins, grandfather?”

“Well”, said the wise old chief, his lined face breaking into a wry smile, “The one you feed!”

This inner struggle happens in our Unconscious mind and both wolves are constantly waiting to be fed. So, please be more aware of which one you are feeding. Thank you.

Everyone I know that meditates at all, does so with a positive mindset. Part of the purpose of meditation is to dispel any negativity and to help practice feeding our Unconscious Mind with only positive, self-reinforcing thoughts. Our thoughts are the food of our successes, or failures. What are you feeding your Self?

Where in your body does meditation work? All of it. You can use meditation to lower your blood pressure in a matter of minutes, if not seconds, so it works with your heart. Usually, when you meditate, you are doing some kind of breathing technique so it is working with the lungs. Slowing the heart-rate, bringing in more oxygen, relaxing the entire body as well as releasing any toxins that are in the muscles - so all in all meditation works with the entire body to bring it into balance, harmony, alignment.

One of the main focuses of meditation is upon the third eye. (The Third Eye is located just above your nose between your eyes.) When we use our imagination to visualize whatever it is we want to focus on, the third eye becomes active - the third eye is akin to a movie projector projecting images on the screen of your mind, your Unconscious Mind. The Conscious Mind cannot remember; however, the Unconscious Mind remembers everything. This is further explained in my free article, Our Three Minds .

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Thank you for being you.

Author's Bio: 

Jon is a Dr. of Metaphysics, an Ordained Minister, a Reiki Master/Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, Author, and Speaker. My primary purpose is to help others learn to live in Peace and live to their fullest potential.