In previous articles about meditation you learned that meditation usually have an object. In some meditations like candle meditation or muscular meditation you learned about external and physical objects. Still, an object of meditation can be non-material, like word or though. Also, an object of meditation can be the inside visualization of the physical world.
Basically Introspective meditation is deep diving into your mind. Whatever is an object of your meditation it is interpreted only in you mind. During the introspective meditation you will chose the object or idea you will be meditation on. The object of the meditation should be something that you are close with or something that you have experienced. You should avoid meditation on other people. Here are the suggestions of some introspective meditation objects:
Your favorite color
Nature of the personal development
Shape of an Leaf
Idea or though
Simple, positive and natural ideas or shapes are the best introspective meditation objects. The mind has the tendency to easier focus and stay on objects that are not made by man. Now, since you have chosen your meditation object, prepare your self to begin introspective meditation.
Place yourself in comfortable and pleasant position in a private and quiet place. Since you are experimenting with the visualizations within your mind, try to detach from your surrounding. If it is necessary isolate yourself completely from the world around you. Lock the door, put the shades on the windows and plug in your ears with ear plugs. If you are laying than you should use the sheet or a blanket, in order to avoid coldness sensations that may distract you.
Close your eyes and breath slowly with the same rhythm. Listen to your breathing. If you are using the ear plugs you can hear your breathing very clearly, since you will not be receiving audio inputs from your surrounding, but only from your body. Count inhales and exhales from 10 down to 1. When you slowly come down to number one focus your meditation to the object of meditation.
What you need to do is to think about your object of meditation, nothing else. Your object of meditation is your prime interest and you will consider all meanings and associations awaken by the object of meditation. Still, do not let your self to be carried too far from the object. Meditation process is similar to observing the rock in the river. You try to focus on the water, but the motion of water is distracting you. What you need to do is to keep returning to the rock, since that is the object. If your thoughts are persistent in drifting away, than try to realize what is the connection of that thought with the object of meditation? Then return to the object of the meditation.
Do not be upset if you have problems of keeping attention on your object. Be aware of all your thoughts. Observe them, but always keep returning to the object of your meditation. Research thoroughly the flow of your mental process.
About Meditation Techniques
What is Necessary For Successful Meditation?
How to Meditate?
How to Meditate? – Candle Meditation
How to Meditate? – Bath Meditation
How to Meditate? – Muscular Meditation
How to Meditate? – Introspective Meditation
How to Meditate? - 5 Golden Rules Of Meditation
How to Meditate? - Mental Screen Meditation