You have more space in your mind. Meditation isn't something you have to do, you're looking forward to it. Do you realize that you don't need a dark room or scented candles. However, one of the main signs of progress in meditation is not worrying so much about making progress.
Our meditation practice never changes linearly and constantly. There are always ups and downs. One day you're sitting there and you unexpectedly realize that you're happily happy and almost completely distraction-free. The next day your mind is everywhere.
This is normal, and it's good to relax and not get hung up on “getting somewhere”. You automatically react to things and situations more consciously as you defend meditation. Visceral and hasty reactions give way to reflective responses. By doing so, you realize that you are more compassionate and empathetic to yourself and to others.
You don't just talk nonsense and blab. Instead, you think carefully and understand the importance of your words. As with anything we want to excel at, it takes dedicated practice to achieve mastery of the basics. And with meditation, the basics can take you far.
Taking time to the basics can provide you with abundant rewards that will last a lifetime, in the form of spontaneous access to peace, joy, ease of being, greater focus, and more. Too often, when doing your practice, you may overlook the fact that you feel deeply at ease. Maybe there are thoughts that flood your mind. That doesn't matter, because you can still be relaxed, even if your mind is active or agitated.
Pay close attention and don't stumble up here. Once again, you can be relaxed and calm, even if your mind isn't. The profound ease of being (while alert) is a sure sign that you are on the right path. So a great sign that you're actually meditating is when the presence of thought doesn't move you.
There may be a lot of thoughts or just a trickle of thoughts, but you really don't care. None of this touches you because you are ignoring the current of thoughts. When you successfully ignore your thoughts, that's called freedom of thought, and it's a natural quality of meditation. You could even say that this is the heart of meditation.
If your thoughts move, but you don't care and you don't move, then you're on the right track. One thing that happens during deep meditation is that you enter a state of greater awareness. As a result, you're more sensitive to stimuli in your environment, such as sounds, smells, etc. And as you sink into this expanded state of consciousness, the boundaries between you and everything else begin to crumble.
In this increase in consciousness, I discover that my hearing expands. I notice distant sounds such as birdsong, car horns, church bells and. These sounds resonate within me and expand my consciousness even more. Take note for yourself: a sign that you are meditating correctly is a quality of greater awareness that expands your senses.
When you realize that you can only remember something you did while you were meditating, your body is relaxed and you forgot that you were, it's a good sign that you're in a state of deep meditation. Consciously decreasing and deepening breathing indicates to the body that it is safe to relax, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system or the “rest and digest” mode. Meditation and mindful breathing have been shown to have significant physical benefits, such as a healthier heart, a stronger immune system, and even a less painful menstrual cycle. But what exactly does that mean and what are some of the signs that your meditation practice is working for you?.
Another important factor that alters sleep is the tendency for invasive or stressful thoughts to arise just as you fall asleep. Even if you don't experience any of the signs that Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has hinted at, that doesn't mean that your meditation has been ineffective or isn't good. So what do deep meditation experiences really feel like? Is there any way you can tell that you like deep meditation? When I started meditating, I certainly had these kinds of questions, and I'm sure you have them too. .