The pressures imposed by society and its expectations and beliefs, regarding anything you can’t touch feel or see, has forced us to repress our intuition and to stop listening to our inner voice. The practice of meditation helps you clear away the day to day distractions and if you will just listen and allow, your intuition, that magical inner voice will speak to you. That inner voice will deliver subtle impulses that will guide you toward living your true purpose.

There are numerous forms of informal meditation that can allow you to empty your mind of all the stressful thoughts, which do not serve you and allow you to hear and listen to your inner self. The key to meditation is to take time to relax breath, listen and reflect.

The easiest way I have found to get into a relaxed and meditative state, is to lie flat on a very comfortable surface, with you legs uncrossed and your arms resting comfortably next to your sides. Listen to relaxing meditation music, commercially available everywhere, through a good quality pair of head phones and concentrate on the air flowing through your nostrils. Feel the cool air as it enters through the nostrils, breathing steadily and rhythmically as you inhale. Hold the breath for a few seconds and then exhale, concentrating on the warm air as it leaves through your nostrils. Repeat this for several minutes, initially seven minutes will be adequate to achieve good results.

When you become more experienced, meditating for 30 minutes or more will become very therapeutic and relaxing. There are numerous techniques that can help you develop your skills and help you to get the most out of your meditation time. Advanced meditation is very personal and as such I would recommend that, when you want to ascend to a higher level of meditation, you do some research into the type and style of meditation that best suites you.

During your meditation, try to reflect, ask questions and allow the intuitive impressions to come to you. Pay special attention to images, words, physical sensations or emotions that you experience. Record all your insights and impressions, try to understand what they reveal to you and then take action and find your true life’s purpose.

The daily practice of meditation, like any new skill, will take about 60 days to become an entrenched habit and form part of who you are. Begin today to follow this process to try to turn the volume up on your inner voice. What inner voice I hear you say. Well that inner voice that just asked the question, “What inner voice?” When you learn to turn the volume up on your inner voice or intuition, you equip yourself with a powerful success tool. You already have the answers that you seek, so allow yourself to listen.

You were taught and encouraged by all your care givers, teachers, parents, coaches etc. to focus, concentrate and not day dream. This conditioning encouraged you to turn the volume down on your intuition and eventually forced you to stop listening altogether. Make the decision to reverse this conditioning and once again allow yourself to access, the power of your intuition. It is that all knowing, guiding voice, which will act as a one of the most powerful success tools, available in your success tool kit. Dare to allow, relax, believe and just listen.

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Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas. http://www.andrewhorton.co.za