Each one of us heard this – that it’s important to meditate if you want to develop psychic abilities. And probably almost everyone said “this sucks” – I was no different because meditation sucks indeed – to some point. But let’s start from the beginning – why meditation is needed?
It will clear your mind :). Really, it will make you calmer, it will teach you how to focus and it will develop your concentration, also it will make you more patient and finally – it will help you relax. See, no spiritual stuff as we’re not dealing with this here. Generally, meditation will help greatly in your daily life – so…
Some will say “sit down for one hours in a lotus position and don’t think about anything, just breath”. Other will say that “you have to fire a candle and joss stick to create a proper mood”. I will say – sit down as you like (you have to feel comfortable) and close your eyes. Breath normally, and imagine something in front of your closed eyes (in the darkness) – what exactly? Something you can focus on, for example I’m imagining a nice, round violet crystal, and I stare at it – just like that. Don’t think about anything, just focus on the crystal (or other simple object) and breath – do this for fifteen minutes – voila!
And that’s it – additionally I’m listening to soundtrack from Homeworld (great, calm “weird” sounds), it’s not a meditation music, but it’s making these sessions much more pleasure so if you think meditation is boring, find some calm and peaceful music to listen.
There are different types and different techniques of meditation, but you don’t have to learn all of them, or any of them if you don’t want to, as the above technique will be enough – for the start ;). Maybe with time you will want something more than just this simple technique… Personally, I’ve started to like meditation after few sessions, you will start to like it too, just take your time. And if it’s giving you a pleasure, you can use these candles and joss sticks :).