Meditation isn’t an act of a specific religion, some think that you have to be Hindu or Buddhist to practice it; but it’s wrong. Anyone can do it, and as much as this will astonish you, All the prophets of ancient times, (i.e of the Monotheistic religions) practiced it. How can you explain the hours of adoration by themselves either of Jesus, Mohammed, Abraham, Noe…..? Of course they had the know how. And they were more capable than us, as they were Men of God.
I’m not an expert on meditation, but I use it a lot even without being aware of it. So I’ll explain basically how and why you should perform this self awareness everyday.
Meditation relieve stress, anxiety, fear, depression and other things of which I’m not aware of yet.
It is a way to to be at peace with ones soul and to let this one take leadership over the body. And it is also a way to be in contact with God as you use your soul.
So start by selecting a quiet place which you’ll be using as often as possible, sit or lay comfortably (but not too much or you’ll fall asleep). Now begin by breathing slowly. For a beginner it is best to keep breathing without stopping the flow of thoughts. Just breath normally trying to listen to the “nothing”. Focus on the sound that you hear in the quiet place you are in; which should be Nothing.
After a few days of practice, you should try to limit your thoughts. I personally think that it’s not easy at all. But try non the less. Practice the listening of the “Nothing” and limit your thoughts as much as you can but don’t force too much, just enough to concentrate on the Nothingness around you. This will take time, but practice makes perfect.
After some time, when you feel ready for the next step, try to focus on your heart beat, you should be able to hear it. You should be able to hear your breath and your heart beating quietly.
When you are used to it, try to focus on your inside and your breath, you should stop more thoughts, and concentrated harder on your inner self.
By that time you should be able to stop any source of thought and any sound coming from the outside penetrating inside your head.
Then you should be at peace with yourself.