I recommend beginning a meditation practice with a strong intention. At my Ignite Your Best Mindset Group, I tell participants that when your desire is heartfelt, your commitment will be much stronger. This is the first of five steps to make your meditation a success long-term to empower your best life.
If you don’t set a firm intention, you’ll eventually lose sight of the reason you’re meditating, and be off course. When you are aware of your intention, it’s like you’re the great batter who is consciously aware of every muscle as he moves his body toward the ball to score a homerun. Be like that athlete who succeeds!
To set an intention, write down your answers to the follow questions:
- What is my deepest desire for meditating?
- How many minutes am I willing to dedicate to the practice?
- How many days a week am I truly willing to meditate?
- What is my deepest desire to achieve; is it connecting to your higher power, stress relief, more peace?
Now make an intention from your answers. For example, “I will commit to a practice of at least 5 to 20 minutes of meditating or Guided Imagery each day to wake up and empower my best life.” Or it could be, “I intend to do five minutes of meditation three times a week for stress relief.” Whatever you choose and say will be just right for you. The most important thing is to write down your intention and begin. When you calm your mind, go inside, you are now aligned with your higher self to inspire and expect great things.
Here are the 5 keys to a successful practice:
- Set an intention
- Align with Your Higher Power or the Divine
- Tune into your body and breath
- Welcome your thoughts and feelings
- Tap into a sense of wellbeing, joy, and compassion
In future blog posts, I will go more in depth with the other keys to a successful meditation practice. You can also work with a meditation coach to help setup a strong practice.
Vicki Atlas is a Best Mindset Coach, a Guided Imagery Specialist, and Producer. Atlas is passionate about bringing more peace and wellbeing to children and adults. Find her at HeartTalkNow.com and CalmingCorner.com for kids. You can connect with her on Twitter and email her at Vicki@HeartTalkNow.com