I have been meditating now for almost 6 months every day 15 to 30 minutes . Some days are more difficult than others…… trying to sit still and be quiet Can be a challenge. The meditation I listened to today was about being still and overcoming worry. What I have learned over the last 6 months about meditating Is that it is all about your breathing. In fact it helps me to go to sleep at night as well. Focusing on my breathing.
What I do is I listen and be quiet and focus on my breathing.. The moment a new thought pops in my head and it will. I offer that thought up to the Lord and then refocus back on my breathing and it goes Away. There are times that is just a battle of trying to stay quiet You just have to focus on your breathing. It is also a good idea to have noise canceling headphones or or earbuds.
I have 2 scriptures that I will meditate on in my mind. Psalm 118.24 and Psalm 46.10
We all know these scriptures one is today is today the Lord has made….. the other is be still and know……
Joshua 1.8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
2nd Corinthians 10.5 Every lofty idea and argument positioned against the knowledge of God is cast down and exposed to be a mere invention of our own imagination. We 1arrest every thought that could possibly trigger an opposing threat to our redeemed identity and innocence at spear point! The calibre of our weapon is empowered by the revelation of the ultimate consequence of the obedience of Christ. (The obedience of Christ dwarfs the effect of the disobedience of Adam into insignificance! See Romans 5:12-21. The word aichmalōtizō from aichme, spear and halosis, to capture, thus, to arrest at spear point.)
I have found for myself that when I meditate in the morning I always have a sense of peace in my heart When I start my day. That’s not to say that things happen during the day that I will allow to rob my peace . I can always go back and meditate anywhere and get into my heart zone and get that peace back, but once again that is a choice that I must make.