Where is the best place to meditate? Does it have to be loud or quiet? Near the nature or in a quiet room?
Many people are unable to decide where to meditate, so they use this as an excuse not to meditate at all. In fact, you can meditate wherever you are right now and whatever you do. Meditation is everywhere, in every task you do. No matter if it is workout, reading, walking, having a shower etc. As you may understand, the place you meditate is not that important. Meditation happens inside you. This is the place of your meditation. Your body. Having this in mind you can choose to meditate whenever you are right now. Really, it doesn’t matter where you are. You can still meditate.
Now that we have cleared this out. Let’s take a look at the benefits and obstructions of some places.
Some people struggle to concentrate. For that reason they search for a quiet place with no distractions. When you are a beginner it might look a good idea to find a quiet place to meditate but, as you become more advanced meditator, quiet places don’t really offer you many benefits. Mindfulness is something that needs a lot of practice to be achieved. If you always meditate in a quiet place isn’t really a big deal. Everyone can concentrate in a quiet place. But when you meditate in a loud place, it can train you to stay focused no matter how loud the environment is. This is where you can really train your mind to let everything out of it and stay focused on demand. This is where you build a strong mindfulness. So, if you are unable to concentrate, you can choose a quiet place and then add a little noise at a time.
There are some people that struggle to activate their energy. If you are that kind of person it is better to choose a place with high energy to meditate. Any place near the nature can work for you. Places close to the sea, a river or waterfalls are the places with the highest energy. Sunny places are also very beneficial. Forests are also a good source of energy.
If you are unable to go to the wild to meditate, you can simulate nature in your home. Burn a candle made by bee wax in the place you meditate. Bee wax releases anions when it burns which simulates the anions produced by the sea or a river. Of course burn the candle in a safe place. The last thing you want is your house on fire while you are in a deep meditation state.
If you can’t find bee wax candle you can boil a couple of liters of water in a pot and let the pot in the place you meditate. The boiled water also releases anions that clear the atmosphere and gives you energy. Again, be careful where to put the hot pot. It can damage your furniture in seconds.
Where is your favourite meditation spot?
Let me know about it.
Fotis De Tao.