There is a sea of information on meditation on the internet. This information can be good or bad depending on the source. However, without inside knowledge, it can be very difficult to know which sources are legitimate and which are not. This article will help you discern good online meditation resources for use in your own practice. You have to answer a couple basic questions about yourself in order to find resources which will be most appropriate for you.
First, does your meditation have a faith component for you? If your meditation has a faith component, then you will want to utilize different sources than approaching meditation from a secular perspective. There are a variety of daily meditations given by a variety of people. Podcast software has a variety of options you can use as well. I would recommend any free meditation you can get by Deepak Chopra as well as meditating on passage in your sacred holy books. Meditating on a passage in a religion’s scripture can help focus your experience of meditation on a particular passage so you can focus less on your own spinning mind. If your meditation does not have a faith component, then it is important to find resources that support your practice. A prominent secular meditation expert is Elisha Goldstein. He also has a variety of free and paid resources which can help your progress in your meditation.
Second, why are you doing your meditation? Some people meditate to reduce stress, others as a form of prayer, and others as time to themselves. The reason behind your meditation will determine the resources to seek. If you are just starting to practice meditation, you will want to seek out resources which focus on beginners and to not pay anything right away. Mind Body Green is a great website where they give a variety of meditation suggestions as well as nutritional advice to help practitioners. If you are using meditation as a prayer connected to a specific tradition, then it would be more helpful to find a daily prayer which can be found on a variety of websites via a Google search. A good daily prayer offering gives you a two-to-three minute reflection and gives an image which you can focus upon in your meditation.
Answering these two questions will help you on your way to a successful meditation practice. This guide has focused on knowing yourself so you can find the meditation practice which is right for you. Your internal motivation and your faith commitments are helpful questions to explore to help you get to your most deep self. Building this relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in your life and best of luck to you on this journey.