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Meditations For Beginners: Best Ways To Start Your Practice

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I’ve met many people with a desire to start a meditative practice but were confused with where to start. For many of them, starting a meditation practice seems very complicated and difficult. So are there any meditations for beginners to start with? Yes, there are plenty of them. And in this article, I will share with you the easiest ways to start your meditative practice and make it your daily ritual!

Meditation is not as complicated as it may seem

There is nothing complicated about meditation, everyone is capable of it. Moreover, every one of you has repeatedly been in a meditative state, even if you didn’t realize it. Remember how many times while you were flying on the plane you were looking out the window, watching the movement of feathery clouds. Do you remember your last vacation? You were walking along a deserted beach, filled with the rays of the sunset sun, feeling the warmth of the sand, pleasantly warming your bare feet, and looking at the shells in the surf. I’m sure you can remember a lot of similar situations where you were completely present, without thoughts of serious problems,  analyzing your emotional state, or thinking about anyone or anything. At these moments, there was no past or future for you — there was only “here” and “now”, and you were completely dissolved in the current moment. This present moment, in fact, is the meditation.

Meditation benefits

Before I start talking about meditations for beginners I want to introduce you to the benefits of regular meditations.

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It makes you feel better

Once you start meditating regularly, suddenly you feel much better and your fatigue will recede. Regular meditations relieve stress, add strength and energy.

It helps to relieve tension

Today, almost every psychologist will advise you of a few simple meditative exercises to relieve tension. This is understandable even at the physiological level: breathing becomes deeper, heart rate slows down, blood pressure decreases. We need this kind of relaxing techniques because, by the age of thirty, even the most successful and happy of us have accumulated so many fears and commitments that we can even physically feel it.

It helps to understand yourself better

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While meditating, you are at the same time completely relaxed and very focused — a dual, contradictory state, but only at first glance. As a result, problems that were previously considered unsolvable seem not as fundamental as you thought. Meditation gives you the opportunity, time and strength to try to understand yourself. The question “what do I want?” it seems to be very simple. But for many, it takes a lifetime to find this answer. And meditation helps in this. Thanks to it, we can better understand ourselves and realize our place in the world.

It makes you look younger

Meditation rejuvenates and often makes it better and faster than any cosmetic procedures. For example, you can try this simple practice. Every morning sit on the floor for a half hour and imagine a ball of energy located below your navel.  This energy is your sacral chakra which is a very important energy point. Believe me, when you come to the office, you will be surprised by the number of compliments and kind words addressed to you.

Meditations for beginners have a variety of choices

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Meditation has nothing to do with voodoo and conjuring spirits. These are real spiritual exercises that help you live more fully. By practicing meditations you spend a quality amount of time in total privacy, learning to combine relaxation with maximum concentration. And this state can be achieved in a variety of ways.

If you decide to master meditation, try starting with the following meditations for beginners. Once you start practicing, you will immediately feel that it is simple, and there is nothing supernatural about it.

Choose any of the techniques and practice one to two weeks before moving on to the next. Do not rush to conclusions, continue to study even if there are negative feelings and it seems that something does not work and this option does not suit you. Then try a different technique. As a result, you will choose the most appropriate method and will practice meditation with pleasure.

Conscious breathing

One of the main technique of meditations for beginners is conscious breathing. Just keep an eye on how the air enters and leaves through the lungs. Observe the duration of each breath and exhalation. And don’t be afraid if your attention suddenly jumps to something else, just bring it back. If you still get distracted, you can count the breaths: one — inhale, two — exhale. Any extraneous thought arising in the mind put aside until better times. Try not to control your breathing, just watch your feelings.

Mantra Chanting

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Another effective way to achieve maximum concentration is used in many religions, although it has different names. Mantras can consist of a single syllable, word or phrase. Christians often repeat the prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner”. The praying Jews repeat the “Shema” (“Hear”). The most common mantras are “Om” and “Om Mani Padme hum”. If this option does not suit you, just use any affirmation you like and see what happens. You can chant mantra out loud synchronizing it with the breath.

Visualization

First, carefully consider a simple geometric shape, such as a circle or triangle. Then close your eyes and try mentally to imagine it. Once you master it, you can try to do the same with mandalas and yantras. You can use other images that resonate with you.

Metta Bhavana

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It’s important to remember that meditation is not only developing concentration but also generating a comprehensive love for all living beings. “Metta” (is translated from the ancient Indian language Pali) means “love”, and “bhavana” is translated as “development, education”. Metta Bhavana meditation was taught by Buddha. It is reflected in the Theravada, the oldest school of Buddhism.

Mettabhavana involves nurturing the love first to yourself, then to friends, then to strangers, then to enemies and eventually to all beings in the world. To succeed in this practice, first focus on your breathing. Then open your heart to the world and repeat to yourself, “let me be happy, let me be calm, let me be free from suffering.” After spending some time with yourself, mentally imagine a person close to you and turn your love to him with the words: “May you be happy, may you be calm, may you be free from suffering” and so on. Then go to other people, then – to those who you find difficult to communicate with and those who caused you pain. And in the end, wish good to all living beings.

Vipassana

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Vipassana meditation encourages you to pay attention to sensations, but not thoughts or emotions. Find a comfortable place to sit for 45-60 minutes. To do this, it is important to keep your back straight. Your eyes must be closed and body completely still. Use what is most comfortable for you: low bench, pillows, chair. No special breathing techniques are required, just natural breath. Watch your every breath and exhalation.

Focus on the area where the sensations are most vivid — in the nose, diaphragm or in the solar plexus. But don’t close yourself to the world. When you hear some sounds, feel a new smell or a breath of wind, do not be afraid to pay attention to them. Do not emotionally react to the thoughts that at first certainly will swarm in your head. To all that worries you, treat as clouds floating in the sky — you do not get attached to them and do not reject them.

Meditation according to Vedanta

This meditation requires observation of the mind, which is engaged in self-study. This practice helps to feel like a part of the universe. In other words, during this meditation your “I” becomes part of the Universe. As soon as there is any thought such as “I’m bored” or “I have many urgent tasks”, you have to ask yourself the question: “Who perceives this thought? For whom it arises?” The answer seems obvious:”to me.” And then ask yourself the following question: “who am I? Where and what are my origins?” As a result of this chain of questions and answers, you will come to liberation from your own ego and communion with the world.

Meditation in movement

This kind of meditation manifests itself in the most various forms. You can practice while practicing Hatha yoga, Tai Chi, walking, etc. Meditating while you walk, you do the breaths in time with the steps. On the inhale you gradually tear off one foot from the floor, starting with the heel and ending with the toes, and rearrange it forward. Then, with exhalation, lower the foot on the floor, carry the weight on it and prepare to lift the other foot on the next breath. Note, this is not just an additional exercise when walking, because you use the movement to achieve greater concentration and greater self-awareness.

Bottom Line

Meditation is available for everyone. Remember this, because you will certainly at some point think that nothing happens and, apparently, it is not for you. When you meditate, the thought process gradually slows down, everything inside you should become more measured and calmer. But the mind resists peace — in response to the unusual coercion a thought begins to run around in the head with even greater speed. As soon as you realize that this restlessness is a normal state and that at first, this happens to all, it will immediately become much easier. Start with 5-10 – minute daily exercises, gradually moving on to a longer practice.

If you start practicing these meditations for beginners regularly, you will eventually stop wasting time and energy on the little things and over-react on things that don’t change. You will no longer take offense at life, but instead, begin to accept what is happening as it is. You will approach harmony with the world. And it’s not just about getting rid of stress and getting more energy. The more you improve in meditation, the bigger changes you will discover in your desires and aspirations. You will know yourself. Aren’t we the most interesting book in our personal library?

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Padma Mudra For Reconnecting With Your Inner Light

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Padma Mudra is a symbol of purity, light, and beauty emerging from the darkness. By practicing this beautiful mudra you’re opening yourself to the light and coming to a realization that the greatest sense of steadiness in life is an open heart. Hence Padma mudra also helps you to open and balance your Heart Chakra (Anahata).

In this article, I will share with you the benefits of Padma mudra and how to properly practice it.

What Is A Mudra?

Mudra” can be translated as “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”. Hence Mudras are symbolic gestures practiced with the hands and fingers.

Connecting the fingers in certain combinations, we can activate the meridians and direct energy throughout the body. Different positions of the fingers have the ability to close or clear the energy channels. In addition, performing this or that mudra, we affect the biologically active points of the palms and fingers.

Mudras are invented for the correct redirection of energy in the body, for the control of prana and for changing the psycho-emotional state. Also, with their help, you can eliminate problems in the body and in the mind by pressing on particular acupuncture points.

What Is Padma Mudra?

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“Padma” in Sanskrit means “Lotus flower”. Lotus symbolism is common throughout Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism philosophies.

Just think about it – a lotus flower takes root down in the mud and rises up through the water to blossom at the water’s surface. The path of the lotus is similar to the journey to enlightenment. It is the journey from darkness to light.

The mud where a lotus flower takes its roots represents our ego, our habits, our emotions. It represents our life’s challenges, our shadow.

The water through which the lotus must rise is cleansing and purifying. It is our spiritual practice, inner work, and personal development. It takes action and awareness.

The lotus flower’s rise from the mud up to the water’s surface requires action, it is a period of growth.

The fully bloomed lotus flower represents our fully awakened self. Pure and beautiful.

Padma mudra is often associated with Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi graces us with the gifts of auspiciousness, compassion, and love. She gives us abundance, both spiritual and material.

Lotus Mudra Benefits

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The Lotus Mudra helps to heal a “broken heart”, strengthens unconditional love for all living beings or for a particular person, opens the heart, helps to attract a soul mate, drains out the misunderstanding, and helps to release tension. It is also practiced to enhance the fire element in the body.

Other Benefits:

  • Develops intuition;
  • Eliminates negative karma;
  • Helps to find mercy, compassion, love, understanding within your heart;
  • Grants purity and freedom from obscuration;
  • Reminds us of our own inner beauty;
  • Opens and balances the Heart chakra;
  • Strengthens the psyche;
  • Inspires purity and perseverance;
  • Gives positivity and optimism;
  • Has a calming effect to the mind;
  • Helps eliminate negative subconscious programs;
  • Protects against psychic attacks, etc.

How To Perform Padma Mudra?

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It is recommended to perform this mudra daily at sunrise or sunset for 10-15 minutes.

Take a cross-legged position. Bring the base of the palms together at the heart center, touching the thumbs and pinky fingers together. Spread the rest of the fingers out like the lotus flower opening toward the sunlight. Close your eyes and take several deep and long breaths.

Visualization:

Visualize a Lotus Bud in your heart that is opening more and more with each breath. When the flower blooms completely, it begins to absorb the sunlight, it is filled with love, joy, warmth, light. Imagine and try to feel how love and compassion for all people are growing in your heart. Visualize and feel that there is so much love in your heart that there is no more room for loneliness, sadness or any other negative emotions.

Mantra

To make your mudra practice even more powerful start chanting the following mantra for 108 times:

Om Padme Padme Mahapadme Padmavati Maye Svaha

Affirmations

You can also combine your Lotus Mudra practice with affirmations. For example, you can use the following affirmations:

  • My heart is pure!
  • I radiate love and compassion!
  • I rise above life’s challenges with ease and grace.
  • I am calm and blissful!
  • I open myself to the Light!
  • My inner light shines brightly!
  • My heart is pure!

You can also include Love affirmations into your Padma Mudra practice.

The Bottom Line

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Padme Mudra will help you to stay connected to your roots, open yourself to the light and realize that the greatest sense of steadiness in life is an open heart. Be patient and consistent and very soon you will start noticing the benefits of your practice!

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Wayne Dyer Quotes: 55 Inspirational Sayings

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Wayne Dyer was an internationally renowned self-help author and a motivational speaker. Dyer wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Dyer inspired millions of people all over the world. In this article, we’ve collected the most inspiring Wayne Dyer quotes that will help you to see life and problems from a different angle. These Wayne Dyer quotes can serve you as a powerful tool for self-discovery and self-transformation.

Here they are the most inspiring Wayne Dyer quotes!

55 Inspirational Wayne Dyer Quotes

#1

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
― Wayne W. Dyer

#2

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
― Wayne Dyer

#3

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
― Wayne Dyer

#4

“Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.”
― Wayne Dyer

#5

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“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
― Wayne Dyer

#6

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.”
― Wayne Dyer

#7

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
― Wayne Dyer

#8

“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”
― Wayne Dyer

#9

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”
― Wayne Dyer

#10

“When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.
― Wayne Dyer

#11

“If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”
― Wayne Dyer

#12

“Not only do you become what you think about, but the world also becomes what you think about. Those who think that the world is a dark place are blind to the light that might illuminate their lives. Those who see the light of the world view the dark spots as merely potential light.”
― Wayne Dyer

#13

“Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles.”
― Wayne Dyer

#14

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Wayne Dyer

#15

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“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.”
― Wayne Dyer

#16

“Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.”
― Wayne Dyer

#17

“No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.”
― Wayne Dyer

#18

“When you squeeze an orange, you’ll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what’s inside. The same logic applies to you: when someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, tension, depression, or anxiety, that is what’s inside. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what’s inside.”
― Wayne Dyer

#19

“When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.”
― Wayne Dyer

#20

“There is a story concerning the Buddha, who is in the company of a fellow traveler who tests this great teacher with derogatory, insulting, disparaging, and bitter responses to anything the Buddha says. Every day, for three days when the Buddha spoke, the traveler responded by calling him a fool and ridiculing the Buddha in some arrogant fashion. Finally, at the end of the third day, the traveler could stand it no more. He asked, “How is it that you are able to be so loving and kind when all I’ve done for the past three days is dishonor and offend you? Each time I am disobliging to you, you respond in a loving manner. How is this possible?” The Buddha responded with a question of his own for the traveler. “If someone offers you a gift, and you do not accept that gift, to whom does the gift belong?”
― Wayne Dyer

#21

“You must become the producer, director, and actor in the unfolding story of your life.”
― Wayne Dyer

#22

“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.”
― Wayne Dyer

#23

“We are not human beings in search of a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings emersed in human experience.”
― Wayne Dyer

#24

“Remind yourself daily that there is no way to happiness; rather, happiness is the way. You may have a long list of goals that you believe will provide you with contentment when they’re achieved, yet if you examine your state of happiness in this moment, you’ll notice that the fulfillment of some previous ambitions didn’t create an enduring sense of joy. Desires can produce anxiety, stress, and competitiveness, and you need to recognize those that do. Bring happiness to every encounter in life, instead of expecting external events to produce joy. By staying in harmony on the path of the Tao, all the contentment you could ever dream of will begin to flow into your life – the right people, the means to finance where you’re headed, and the necessary factors will come together. “Stop pushing yourself,” Lao-Tzu would say, “and feel gratitude and awe for what is. Your life is controlled by something far bigger and more significant than the petty details of your lofty aspirations.”
― Wayne Dyer

#25

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“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.”
― Wayne Dyer

#26

“Not being offended is a way of saying, “I have control over how I’m going to feel, and I choose to feel peaceful regardless of what I observe going on. When you feel offended, you’re practicing judgment. You judge someone else to be stupid, insensitive, rude, arrogant, inconsiderate, or foolish, and then you find yourself upset and offended by their conduct. What you may not realize is that when you judge another person, you do not define them. You define yourself as someone who needs to judge others.”
― Wayne Dyer

#27

“Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.”
― Wayne Dyer

#28

“Whether it’s your health, wealth, happiness, or any other element of your entire life experience, it is essential to keep in mind the importance of the movement of your attention. You must be obstinate and persistent in not allowing the viewpoints or information of others to alter your inner world. You know what you wish to become and what you would like to manifest for yourself.”
― Wayne Dyer

#29

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”
― Wayne Dyer

#30

“Which snowflake is the most magnificent? Is it possible that they are all magnificent – and that, celebrating their magnificence together they create an awesome display? Then they melt into each other, and into the Oneness. Yet they never go away. They never disappear. They never cease to be. Simply, they change form. And not just once, but several times: from solid to liquid, from liquid to vapor, from the seen to the unseen, to rise again, and then again to return in new displays of breathtaking beauty and wonder. This is Life, nourishing Life.”
― Wayne Dyer

#31

“Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say.”
― Wayne Dyer

#32

“Disease doesn’t exist. Instead of thinking of it as a disease – I’d like for you to think of it for a moment as energy, with a frequency. It is energy with a frequency that is inhabiting your body that is not in harmony with the frequency at which your body was created in association with God. It’s just an incompatible frequency that’s all it is. It’s just a frequency that if it continues to occupy your body, your body cannot survive.”
― Wayne Dyer

#33

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”
― Wayne Dyer

#34

“When expectations are shattered, practice allowing that to be the way it is. Relax, let go, allow, and recognize that some of your desires are about how you think your world should be, rather than how it is in that moment. Become an astute observer…judge less and listen more.”
― Wayne Dyer

#35

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“Feelings are not just emotions that happen to you. Feelings are reactions you choose to have.”
― Wayne Dyer

#36

“When you’re connected to the power of intention, everywhere you go, and everyone you meet is affected by you and the energy you radiate. As you become the power of intention, you’ll see your dreams being fulfilled almost magically, and you’ll see yourself creating huge ripples in the energy fields of others by your presence and nothing more.”
― Wayne Dyer

#37

“I am thankful to all those who said no. It’s because of them, I did it myself.”
― Wayne Dyer

#38

“Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.”
― Wayne Dyer

#39

“Focus on understanding yourself instead of blaming others.”
― Wayne Dyer

#40

“Everything shows up in Divine time. We get what we need on the schedule of a force much larger than ourselves. This invisible force moves the pieces around in its own way, in its own time, to harmonize with the perfect precision that defines every cubic inch of space and time.”
― Wayne Dyer

#41

“You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
― Wayne Dyer

#42

“The creator has planted within every creature a fragment of himself, a spark, a spirit of the same nature as himself and, thanks to this spirit, every creature can become a creator. And this means that, instead of always waiting for their needs to be satisfied by some external source, human beings can work inwardly by means of their thought, their will, and their spirit to obtain the nourishing healing elements they need. This is why the teaching I bring you is of the spirit, of the creator and not of matter.”
― Wayne Dyer

#43

“Heaven is a state of mind, not a location.”
― Wayne Dyer

#44

Spend an hour, a day, a week, or a month practicing not giving unsolicited advice. Stop yourself for an instant and call upon your silent knowing. Ask a question, rather than giving advice or citing an example from your life, and then just listen to yourself and the other person. As Lao-Tzu would like you to know, that’s “the highest state of man.”
― Wayne Dyer

#45

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“You feel good not because the world is right, but your world is right because you feel good.”
― Wayne Dyer

#46

“You get to a place where you begin to be guided by something greater than yourself. You stop fighting and striving (indeed the need to expend this type of energy is often a strong indicator that you are not in flow and where you are meant to be) and instead, surrender to your higher purpose and be guided from there, allowing things to happen, trusting in source, focusing on your why and letting go of the how.”
― Wayne Dyer

#47

“Any problem, and I emphasize “any” problem, represents our inability to consciously connect to our Source in the moment.”
― Wayne Dyer

#48

“When you live at or below ordinary levels of awareness, you spend a great deal of time and energy finding opportunities to be offended. Today we’re going to examine how you can stop allowing yourself to be offended by others and instead respond positively with love and forgiveness. A news report, an economic downturn, a rude stranger, a fashion miscue, someone cursing, a sneeze, a black cloud, any cloud, an absence of clouds — just about anything will do if you’re looking for an occasion to be offended. Along the extra mile, you’ll never find anyone engaging in such absurdities. Become a person who refuses to be offended by anyone, any thing, or any set of circumstances. If something takes place and you disapprove, by all means, state what you feel from your heart; and if possible, work to eliminate it and then let it go. Most people operate from the ego and really need to be right. So, when you encounter someone saying things that you find inappropriate, or when you know they’re wrong, wrong, wrong, forget your need to be right and instead say, “You’re right about that!” Those words will end the potential conflict and free you from being offended. Your desire is to be peaceful – not to be right, hurt, angry, or resentful. If you have enough faith in your own beliefs, you’ll find that it’s impossible to be offended by the beliefs and conduct of others. Not being offended is a way of saying, “I have control over how I’m going to feel, and I choose to feel peaceful regardless of what I observe going.”
― Wayne Dyer

#49

“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.”
― Wayne Dyer

#50

“Release others’ expectations. If you focus on what others expect of you, you’ll continue to act on and attract more of what they desire for you. But when you can shift your inner thoughts to what you intend to create and attract into your life, you will no longer have to give mental energy to what others want for you.”
Wayne Dyer

#51

“It is the space between the notes that makes the music. Without that emptiness, that silence in between, there is no music, only a noise.”
― Wayne Dyer

#52

“It’s through giving that we receive; it’s through acts of kindness directed toward others that our immune systems are strengthened and even our serotonin levels increased!”
― Wayne Dyer

#53

“A belief system is nothing more than a thought you’ve thought over and over again.”
― Wayne Dyer

#54

“Your past history and all of your hurts are no longer here in your physical reality. Don’t allow them to be here in your mind, muddying your present moments. Your life is like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others, much larger. Some are villains and others are good guys. But all of them are necessary, otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the play.”
― Wayne Dyer

#55

“Don’t allow the approval and attention of others to destroy you. Remain humble and grateful for all your accomplishments, and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work in your life.”
― Wayne Dyer

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Empowered Empath: 10 Steps to Becoming One

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Can empaths use their sensitivity to impact positive change in others? Of course, yes! As an empath, you have a rare gift. You see the bigger picture from a compassionate perspective. People who are suffering always grab your attention, evoking a strong urge to help them. In addition, you and Mother Nature have a special bond. Indeed, empaths can be the best leaders the universe can ever get. But, how do you ensure your vulnerability never gets the best of you in the process? By living as an empowered empath!

And how do you become empowered? These are the 10 key steps.

10 Steps to Becoming Empowered Empath

Step 1: Understand Yourself

Before any attempts to approach anyone in need of help, understand how you tick. By doing so, you will create a shield around you from any negativity that comes your way. For example, do you know how you became an empath? What circumstance brought out this genetic trait in you?

Understanding yourself is also about knowing your limits. How much criticism or negativity can you take in a day without turning it into self-harm? Once you have this step in check, then you’ll have a solid foundation toward becoming an empowered empath.

Step 2: Heal Yourself Before You Heal Others

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Think about the circumstance that made you realize you were an empath. Did you ever get past it? For example, if it was the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident, have you now forgiven, or are you still holding on to the grudge against the perpetrator?

As an empath, you ought to be healthy to impact health in others. Seek healing to all the scars you are carrying. Otherwise, you risk becoming a manipulator. You don’t want to base your actions on an urge to seek validation and approval from the world.

Step 3: Give Your Interests a Priority

Empaths know that they see and feel the world differently. They always put others before them. Hence, you must be proactive in looking after your own interests. For example, you ought to choose a profession that is not all about making money. Instead, find a career that allows you to make a positive impact on others and yourself too. For, empaths’ self-realization is not always measured by how much money they make. 

Step 4: Be Clear From The Start

Now, empaths tend to internalize other people’s distresses. They are like a sponge that will take in all the energies around them, whether good or bad. But, what if this porous sponge gears itself to absorb only the type of substances that are beneficial to it? For sure, that is what empowered empaths do. They decide what works for them. Then they develop coping mechanisms to counter conflicting energies around them. That way, they live their lives with a central bearing to bring them back in check whenever they deviate.

Step 5: Understand Your Surroundings

Usually, what influences an empaths moods and feelings is in the surrounding yet out of sight. Such an environment makes empaths to experience mood swings. However, when you understand your surroundings, you can be more prepared to deal with it. 

Sieve your surroundings for the things that will affect you. For example, if you know crowds overwhelm you, opt for a taxi instead of a bus or train. If you fear darkness, ensure you are home by sunset.

Step 6: Counter The Negative Energy By Radiating Positive Vibes

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Picture this; you are in the hospital visiting a loved one, and all the sad vibes around you are making you feel sick yourself. Or, you are attending a funeral, and you can’t seem to get the grief feeling off your chest. It seems to take a sweeping toll on you.

How do you react to these scenarios as an empowered empath? By trying to find the positives in every tough situation.

For example, in the hospital, you can start by taking your loved one out of the ward to the play area or garden. While there, reminisce about the former times when his health was better. In a funeral, try and give hope to the bereaved. Let them know that the dark cloud will pass, and they will find ways to cope with the loss. This is your way of practicing emotional hygiene.

Step 7: Learn to Shake Off Your Mistakes

So, you’ve not gotten the scholarship you were working very hard to get. Or, you missed the sale when all the leads were in your favor. Learn from these mistakes and move on. As hard as it seems, empaths who forgive themselves more often also forgive others. Hence, they learn not to hold grudges that drain all aspects of their lives. 

Step 8: Have Realistic Expectations

An empathic leader, learn to accept others the way they are. For, you may demand perfection where it is almost impossible. Then, you’ll end up with regrets and turn the failure towards yourself. Know that what you see as success may not be that important to the other person.

Step 9: Trust Your Instincts

Empaths have a rare gift of hindsight for both good and adverse events in their lives. Use this gift to stay clear of any misfortunes that are about to happen. For example, do you have a hunch that you are in love with a narcissist? Observe the tell-tale signs early to avoid emotional abuse.

Step 10: Empower Fellow Empaths

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Finally, as an empowered empath, connect with other like-minded people in your community. Do you have empaths that are victims of narcissistic abuse? Form support groups where they can start their healing process. This way, you can help other empaths embrace their unique traits. Create an environment where you can mingle surrounded by positive vibes. It also gives you a chance to flourish.

Conclusion

Empowered empaths are a power to reckon in the universe. They use their sensitive nature to be understanding and compassionate to others. It is a breeze of fresh air in a world full of people dealing with anger, depression, stress, and frustrations. Take proactive steps to understand who you are. Guard your vulnerability by setting clear boundaries on how to interact with others. Ascertain that your intuition is always right. And, if possible, have an avenue where you can nurture other empaths. 

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