How to Meditate and Talk to God – Simple Meditation Instructions

How to Meditate and Talk to God – Simple Meditation Instructions

Try this daily!

Choose a quiet place. Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. Your back should be straight, but not rigid.

Rest your hands in your lap on your knees. Look down at the floor with your eyelids half-closed.
Take a moment to
• Meditate on a passage of inspirational literature or
• Chant or repeat a particular word or phrase.

Bring your attention to the room where you are sitting.
Hear the sounds. Feel your body. Notice your breathing.

Without trying to control your breathing, pay attention to the incoming and outgoing breath.

Take this time to silently connect to God and feel His presence.

If you like, visualize a connection to God like a stream of water.

Thank God for everything in your life – the “good” and the “bad.”

Are you being challenged right now?  If so, take this time to thank God for this challenge.

Ask God to let this challenge be an opportunity to grow closer to Him.

You can say: “God, please enable me to grow closer to You and see the revealed good in all that You do with trust and love.”

Gratitude: Continue to focus on feeling God’s presence.  Concentrate on connecting to Him and feeling grateful for everything you have.

Thank God for any two things in your life—one current, the other current or past.

Pray and ask God for two material things—one related to today, one related to the future. Thank Him for all He has given you.

Pray and ask God for two material things for someone else — one related to today, one related to the future. Thank Him for all He has given them.

Pray and ask God for two spiritual things—one related to today, one related to the future. Thank Him for all He has given you.

Pray and ask God for two spiritual things for someone else — one related to today, one related to the future. Thank Him for all He has given them.

Pray and ask God to help others. Thank Him for all He has given everyone.

Guidance: Take this time and continue to concentrate on feeling God’s presence.

Ask yourself: What do You, God,  want me to learn?  How can I grow closer to You?  What do You want me to do?

Confession:  Review your recent actions, words and thoughts.

Forgiveness: Is there anyone who hurt, harmed, or to whom you feel angry or resentful?

Take the time now to pray for this person and to forgive them.

Restitution:  Is there anything that you did which harmed or hurt another person?  Do you owe an amends?

Regret: Identify: what did you do?  Apologize to God, and to yourself.  If you harmed someone else, visualize acting differently, and commit to apologizing to them.

Where are you to blame?  Feel remorse.

Rectification:  What is the character defect that caused the harm?  How can you improve? How would God have you be?

Ask God to remove the character defect and replace it with the opposite, God-Centered trait.

Ask God: “Please remove this character defect and enable me to grow closer to you and my fellows by acting ……………… (the opposite, God-Centered trait.)

In between each thought, when you notice your mind wandering, gently return your attention to your breath.

Take this time and continue to concentrate on feeling God’s presence.

Meditate or repeat your inspirational phase or word.

Before we end: Ask God to talk again tomorrow and say “Thank You.”

References:
http://geulahfromwithin.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_29.html
http://www.breslov.org/tag/hisbodedus?print=pdf-page
http://www.dharmacrafts.com/Merchant2/graphics/dhaui/postures/how-to-meditate.pdf

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