OTHER VOICES: How to Create Happiness with Meditation

So hello good people of the internet, welcome to another OTHER VOICES, the series in which I shut up for a while and let other people talk for a while. This piece is by Chris Parsons…

 

There may be some occasions where all you need to generate feelings of happiness are a hot cup of coffee or a nice long walk. However, sometimes there can be more to it than that. If you find yourself feeling “off” at times, and frequently seem unable to put your finger on exactly what it is that’s causing you to feel that way, it could be a sign that your aura needs some work.

Benefits of Meditation

One thing that could be beneficial not only for your aura, but also for you in general, is making sure that you keep up with a regular meditation practice. While many people might be aware of some potential benefits of meditation such as reducing stress and improving mental health, meditation can have other benefits you may not expect, as well. From helping you reach relationship goals to increase your self-awareness there may be a multitude of ways that meditation could improve your life and help generate more feelings of wellbeing.

Meditate with Intention

There can be lots of reasons why you might want to meditate, and getting a clear focus on what you want to gain from your meditation session may be a good way to help ensure that you achieve your goals. Also, while setting your intention for your meditation, it can help to get into a comfortable position as well as try to reduce any potential distractors. After you’ve gotten comfortable, take a few moments to become aware of your surroundings. Is the room you’re in light or dark? Warm or cool? Do sounds from outside drift in, or is it completely silent? Taking note of your surroundings can be a helpful way to centre yourself in the moment, as well as be a good lead-in to observing your body and breath.

Connect to Your Body with Meditation

Using meditation to get more in touch with your body may be another way you could aid in boosting happiness overall. Meditation often involves some degree of focus on the breath, and as you become more relaxed it may help you to focus on any bodily sensations you are experiencing as well. The more that you do this, the more in tune with your body you may be. Additionally, the more aware you are of your physical reactions, the more able you may be to tell when you are uncomfortable in certain situations. A person’s body may send them many signals about how they are feeling throughout the day, but if they aren’t in the habit of noticing them, they may not realize what their body is trying to tell them.

 

Strengthen Your Aura

Just as you can harness meditation to strengthen your connection with your body, you can also use it to aid in strengthening your aura as well. Even though you might be more immediately aware of the effect that meditation can have on your physical body, because your aura is an energetic extension of your body, meditation can have an impact on it, as well. Some ways that you may help strengthen your aura through meditation are by clearing out any old emotional baggage or blocked energies. While it may take a little more effort to be able to sense these things in your aura, it can be possible to develop a heightened awareness of it through consistent practice.

Create the Right Space

Cultivating the right environment in your home to promote happiness and relaxation can be about more than decorating it or keeping it clean. In addition to clearing out your aura of negative energy, you can try using meditation as a tool to clear out any negative energies that may be hanging out in your living space as well. Meditations to clear a space can be particularly helpful in times of change, like if you have moved to a new home, or have recently rearranged your furniture, for example. It can also be a helpful thing to practice any time that you bring any antiques or previously owned goods into your home, as they can carry energies of past owners.

The Takeaway

Meditation can have many benefits, and it can potentially help to do much more than reduce stress.

From getting in better touch with your physical body, to generating greater awareness of your spiritual one, there can be more than one way to cultivate feelings of happiness with meditation.

 

Chris Parsons is is an NYC-based freelance writer who is an expert in meditation and wellness techniques. He uses restorative flow yoga, intuitive energy healing, and the power of mindfulness to help cleanse auras and create happiness.

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Tommie Kelly is an Artist and Writer, but not always in that order. He has published a number of Comics, some of which are about music, though they're all mostly about magic in some way. Tommie believes creating art is the biggest magickal act there is and is firmly in agreement with Alan Moore that Art=Magic.

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