The art of meditation is a very powerful skill to have when you are dealing with depression problems. Depression problems may have resulted from a high level of stress and knowing how to meditate properly can reduce the stress levels significantly. Not only will meditation help with managing stress that results from depression problems but it can help build willpower and confidence and be used to maintain your mind and body in good emotional and physical health. If you would like to learn this skill, you would most likely want to get results as quickly as possible... how about within 30 days? Surprisingly, this is actually an ample amount of time required to master the following steps. This article will give you a rock-hard map to learning how to meditate in simply a month...
How to Meditate Like a Master within One Month
During the first five days, you will start to become conscious of what you are thinking about. All you have to do in this stage is simply sit on the floor with your legs crossed and note whatever thoughts arbitrarily come into your mind. Things that triggered your depression problems will definitely cross your mind. Don't try to concentrate on any of these thoughts or direct your attention to any of these things. Merely observe and be conscious of the random thoughts in your mind. Don't analyze or try to suppress these thoughts for this is only the first stage of developing your meditation skill.
In the second five days, you will train your mind and body to knowing the hypnogic state, which is simply the state between dreaming and sleeping. This state is like the one employed during self hypnosis. To achieve this, lie down on your back and hold one of your arms at a 90 degree angle with the rest of your body. By doing this, you can keep yourself awake as your arm will fall when right before you nod off. Also, you will keep observing your thoughts that come into your mind like the first five days. During this second stage, you may begin to experience "sleep paralysis" when you wake up at night.
While sleep paralysis can be frightening, you must remember that this is merely your physical body asleep while you are awake and conscious. Soon, it will pass as you advance into the next few steps in learning how to meditate...
Now in the next 10 days, you will work on eliminating random thoughts that pop into your head. You can do this by saying a thought out loud when it goes into your head like this:
"I'm thinking about checking my email"
"I'm thinking about watering my lawn"
"I'm thinking about what I'm going to say to my boss at the meeting"
Once you do this, you'll see that thoughts especially bothersome ones from depression problems will quickly disappear from your consciousness as soon as you acknowledge them. Also during these 10 days, you will continue to lie on your bed with your arm up to keep you from dozing off to sleep. At the end of this stage, you will be prepared to complete the final step of meditation...
In the final stage of meditation, you will perfect the skill of remaining in the hypnogic state and clear any thoughts that come into your mind. Your sole objective is to be in a state of complete calmness in mind, body, and spirit. If you notice any thoughts intruding into your mind, follow the procedure in the third stage of meditation. By the end of this period, you will finally master the skill of meditation and you will observe the ability to sleep more soundly, have lower stress levels, and more focused willpower and better concentration.
Practice these steps to learning meditation today and in 30 days you will teach yourself this valuable skill to handle your depression problems.
About the Author
Jimmy Y Foster currently owns a website that gives helpful advice for those who are suffering depression problems. To see this and other articles on depression problems, go to Depression Problems