What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus used to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

Welcome to A Peaceful Mind

The website designed for anyone new to meditation.

Meditation is a practice of focus, focus of the mind. That sounds pretty simple right? So why is it so confusing trying to figure out where to begin? Maybe you are even wondering if meditation is right for you. Well, the first question you need to answer for yourself is what am I trying to accomplish?

It has been my experience that learning to focus and control the mind is the first step to learning how to find a profound sense of inner peace and calmness; which does wonders for lowering the effects of stress on the body and mind. Learning meditation can also increase our ability to think clearly and find balance and clear direction when we are faced with important decisions. I could go on and on with the benefits, but you have to try it out for yourself. Give it a month or two and you will soon have your own list of how this powerful tool will have altered the way you think and feel about yourself and others around you.

When you are new to meditation you will find that a lot of information on the internet can be very confusing. It is very difficult to determine which may work for you and there are costs and commitments involved with most of them; so this site was developed to help you take those first baby steps into learning the basics of meditation and the power of your own mind at no cost to you but a bit of your time. The meditations on this site are not based on any religion or spiritual belief systems and are proven beginner meditations which will help you find the right fit to get started.

I recommend starting with a brief history of meditation and moving on to the role your environment plays to your mental development before you jump into the meditations themselves. So if you are ready, let us begin with The History.

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