There is so much noise in today’s world. We have voices yelling at us on television, we have voices bombarding us with information on the internet, our friends and families voices are all in our social media feeds, music is playing everywhere we go. It can be so difficult to find any time to be quiet with ourselves, which is why it is absolutely essential.
When we meditate, we take the time to give ourselves silence. We take the time to allow ourselves an hour… twenty minutes… a few minutes, even, of silence. A short amount of time when no one’s voice is in our head. When we are not expected to be anywhere or do anything. We are only expected to be quiet and breathe.
It is not only good to recharge every day in the kind of culture we live in, but it is necessary. Taking the time for ourselves to give ourselves a moment to breathe is so important. It helps us to be able to do all of the other things the world expects us to do.
There are different meditation techniques that work for different people. Some people like guided meditations. Some people like to focus on their breathing. Some people like to listen to music. Some people like to count prayer beads. Some people like to be doing something like adult coloring books. These things can really help us to be more mindful and present.
The most important thing is that you find a technique that works for you. How can you be quiet with yourself? How can you find the time you need to recharge? Think about this, try different things, and find the kind of meditation that will be the most beneficial for you.