(ThyBlackMan.com) I remember my first meditation experience happening around 1996 or 1997. A gentleman who was a friend of a friend was offering a class on meditation. Prior to then I knew nothing about meditation, but I paid my $25 and I took the class anyway.
Since the class was geared towards beginners there was not a lot of chanting mantras and things I would have considered over the top. We learned breathing techniques that helped us to clear our mind and to relax. If I didn’t take anything else from that experience, I was able to grasp the importance of simply breathing when I find myself stressed or anxious. To this very day that one meditation class has stuck with me.
When you mention the word meditation some people immediately think of monks in robes and Tina Turner chanting in the movie What’s Love Got to Do With It? Some people don’t believe it in and some folks think its witchcraft. That’s crazy right?
People meditate for different reasons. Some meditate to gain clarity, to open themselves up to hear from God and to seek relief from things ailing them such as fear, anger and confusion. Some meditate to reach their higher self.
My Personal Meditation Experience.
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