In-Depth Reflective Meditation for Beginners Like Many of Us

We all know how to think, but  generally our thinking is lacking focus and depth. Consciously and often  unconsciously the questions in our mind demand resolution and govern our  thinking process. From time to time, we experience an insight, the “Aha!”  moment. Reflective meditation helps to channel this creative power of our mind  in a disciplined way.

Reflective meditation is a  contemplative practice. You select a question, situation, or theme as the focus  of reflection or deep thinking. When properly directed, the flow of thought  becomes more lucid and can lead to the emergence of the great potentials of the  mind.

When you reach a conclusion, your  relationship to the question or idea reaches a different level. You can relate  to it with more understanding, confidence and appreciation.

Next, you stop to  analyze the topic and simply hold it steadily in your mind, allowing a deeper  quality of intuitive insight. This part of reflective meditation is actually  concentration meditation.

When thoughts and associations start to flow again in  your mind, either finish the session or continue into another deeper period of  reflective meditation.

By switching between analysis and  quiet introspection, you can examine layers of deeply embedded and often  mistaken mental models, beliefs and assumptions. Thus, you could reach  intuitive wisdom and free yourself from veils of confusion and ignorance.       reflective-meditation-1

Reflective meditation stimulates  transformative power – the power that enables us to change the course of our  lives. This power is based on logic and awakened faith. It gives us greater  strength and conviction for making changes in our lives and the world.

Thoughts are our filters and lenses  through which we view and experience the world. Confused thoughts makes us live  in a confused world. Greater coherence of our thinking brings more coherence  into our world.       

Reflective meditation helps us to  learn the relativity of our thoughts and narratives that we tell ourselves.  During meditation we begin to see the difference between the reality of  ourselves and others.

When the nature of thought is  understood, we begin to think deeply and clearly; thoughts seem to have their  own reality, both similar and different from what we had imagined.

Many great minds regarded insight  and inspiration as the infusion of higher intelligence into our consciousness.

They explained how this infusion could restructure the matter of the brain that  lies beneath the thoughts, deleting patterns of our limiting or confused story  while leaving our mind open to perceive reality in a different and deeper way.      

Many people unconsciously invest  huge energy and attention into organizing thoughts to maintain the illusion of  their own story. A person who practices meditation is more likely to be less  attached to this story, to hold it more lightly, appreciating it while  remaining open to the reality that is much more immense than our own most  creative thoughts.