Visualization Meditation To Calm Your Mind: Techniques & Benefits
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori
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Imagination is that part of the psyche that encourages us to nurture creativity. However, as we step into adulthood, we forget how to be creative and stay that way. We often fight with our imagination and creativity because we believe that it won’t help us with our adult responsibilities. And if we think about giving in to our creative side, we fear that we’ll be looked down upon as childish and immature.
But are you aware that by using our imagination and creativity, we can manifest what we desire from our lives?
‘Visualization’ is a tool that requires you to simply visualize your goals or imagine a future where your goals are met. Many people use creating vision boards to help them visualize their future goals but another technique that others use and prefer is visualization meditation. Many people have been benefitted from the visualization – from successful entrepreneurs to artists to sportspersons.
What Is Visualization Meditation?
Visualization and visualization meditation are two separate practices but both of them rely on imagination. When we use visualization, we focus on something specific or a particular goal and we imagine a positive outcome that then motivates us to turn into reality.
Visualization meditation, however, is a mindfulness practice that helps us direct our minds towards an outcome we’d like to achieve. One type of such visualization meditation is Metta Meditation or L-K-M. Visualization meditation is a simple process that can be performed anywhere and anytime.
In visualization meditation, a person’s focus is on breathing and they are encouraged to visualize something positive while meditating.
How To Practice Visualization Meditation?
If you’re new to visualization meditation, you need to understand that time and patience is a virtue you can’t lose. You need to give yourself time to pause and self-reflect. If you’re a beginner, then you might face some difficulties in staying focused for a long period but remember not to lose patience.
Visualization Techniques For Meditation
Adding visualization to your meditation practice can help guide your mind where you want to go. Remember, it might not come easily to everyone and it might be a little difficult to focus on in the beginning but with time, practice, and patience, you’ll get the hang of it.
Benefits Of Visualization Meditation
Meditation in itself has many benefits – physical, emotional, and mental – although some benefits of visualization meditation can be:
If you’re planning on practicing visualization meditation, then keep in mind these points: Find a quiet, comfortable place with the least distractions to start and be as realistic and practical in visualizing your goals as possible.
If you’re having trouble with focusing on your goals, then you can try imagining your happy place, a person, or an event to focus on. L-K-M is a great way to begin visualization meditation. If you’re facing distractions, be patient with yourself and guide your mind to focus on a white light.
Many people find a hard time focusing on anything positive or they face trouble holding on to an image. If you’re facing such concerns, then you can reach out to a professional therapist to help you out. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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