Reaching a state of complete bliss is possible through meditation, but it requires a lot of practice. Most new practitioners face a lot of resistance from their overactive mind. Lack of focus, inability to relax, not being able to meditate beyond a few minutes are some of the common problems faced by people who are new to the practice of meditation. In fact many people who have been meditating for years also face problems of lack of concentration.
If you are new to meditation or want to take your meditation to a higher level, you may require some meditation aids. The following suggestions could be helpful:
Place a water fountain in your meditation room
The sound of falling water has a calming affect on the mind. Placing a fountain in your meditation room can help build a soothing and peaceful environment for you to meditate in.
Burn meditation candles and incense sticks
Replacing artificial light with candle light can have a soothing affect on your mind. The sweet scent of incense sticks not only purifies the air but also acts as a relaxant.
Use a Zen pillow
Using a Zen pillow would make sitting in the lotus position more comfortable for you. Zen pillows are made of buckwheat hulls that mould to the shape of your body.
Listen to subliminal message audio cds
Subliminal messages are suggestions which are beyond the perception of the conscious mind but can communicate directly with the subconscious. In audio Cds subliminal messages are either hidden behind music or are played in reverse (mixed with music). Often these messages are moved above the level of human hearing (20,000 Hz). Listening to such cds while meditating may help you not only reach a deeper level of meditation but also clear your mind and stop your chain of thoughts so that you can enjoy the blissful state of nothingness.
However these aids will not be able to help you much if your meditation room is not clutter and noise free. You must also make sure that there is no external disturbance during your meditation session.