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Meditation for Beginners: How to get started

New to meditation? At MeditationBench.com we want to encourage and inspire everyone to meditate, so we came up with some helpful beginner points to guide you on your journey inward with meditation. Even if you’re a longtime meditator, it’s always helpful to go back to basics!First, let’s talk about the breath. No matter what type [...]

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What Is Meditation?

Meditation is when the mind and body are still and the heart is open. This is one of our favorites of the many ways to define meditation, because it is so simple and concise. When we quiet our mind and body, and open our heart, we are able to reach subtler levels of who we [...]

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Meditation Basics: Why Meditate?

Meditation is an ancient practice that helps calm the body and mind. Its benefits are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To achieve these benefits and find inner peace, the meditator tries to still the body and mind, often by focusing on the breath.People want to find inner peace for a variety of reasons, and therefore [...]

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Practice Patience

“Practice patience: It is the shortest path to success. Patience will keep you calm in the face of difficulties, and will enable you to meet each obstacle effectively.” ~ Swami Kriyananda

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What comes will also go

“What comes will also go. What always is will alone remain.”~ Ramana Maharshi

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Always Remember

“Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world–so make the acquaintanceship of God now. ” ~ Lahiri Mahasaya

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True Happiness

“True happiness is not the fruit of years of painful struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession, rather, of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” ~ Swami Kriyananda

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Every Moment

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” ~ Thomas Merton

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Inner Peace

“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” ~ Saint Francis

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Thanks be to God

“Precious night, precious day to abide in me forever. Thanks be to God for this immortal gift.” ~ John Muir

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