Spiritual center is itself a goal, but once you have achieved it, you will be better able to attain other goals. One of the best ways to work on reaching your aspirations is to meditate. If you are unsure whether to try guided or unguided meditation, learning a little about each and how they can work for you will hopefully help make your decision easier. By investigating the differences between each type of meditation, you can begin to move toward the goal of finding your spiritual center through meditating.
Guided meditation involves having someone walk you through the meditation process. One of the benefits of guided meditation is that if you have any questions, your meditation guide can answer them for you, and it presents an opportunity to have someone tell you the advantages and disadvantages of various techniques.
There are a variety of ways to practice guided meditation. From one-on-one sessions to small groups, and meditation CDs and DVDs, there are options for even the busiest person. You may even want to combine different aspects of guided meditation to see the results. Guided meditation is good for beginners looking to achieve their spiritual center, as it gives you the feeling of being on the right track. Some techniques, such as the deep-breath meditation technique, might pose a challenge to a novice.
The downside to guided meditation is that someone is talking to you throughout your session. You may find it difficult to concentrate and get to your spiritual center state with external noise.
As a beginner, you may prefer the structure of guided meditation, but eventually grow tired of it. You should then try unguided meditation. The primary difference is that you will not have any outside factors distracting you. It’s all internal. If you like a group setting for meditation, try finding a group for unguided meditation. What this entails is a group of people meditating in the same room, but without guidance, all silent.
Once you move into unguided meditation, you can make it a more personal experience. If you did not like some of the routines or techniques you worked on in your guided meditation sessions, try out new ideas, reorder your meditation schedule, or even cut out things you were not a fan of.
After a time of meditating without guidance, you may want to try a session of guided meditation to brush up on old skills, or change up a routine. However you choose to apply meditation to reaching your goals, know that you are helping yourself reach your spiritual center.