It’s a good question, “Should I close my eyes when I meditate?” Think about it this way: There are many different ways to meditate. For example, one of those ways is a walking meditation. Would you close your eyes for a walking meditation? No. Well, we hope not. So, no, you don’t need to close your eyes when you meditate, depending upon what kind of meditation you’re doing.
One important thing in meditation ~ to have an effective meditation ~ is to shut off the mind chatter. That has to go. That is, stop consciously engaging in a running stream of consciousness, such as thinking about all the things you have to do today or thinking about all the stress you have. Just turn it off. And turning that off for about 3 minutes a day is going to help you tremendously in ways you may not even realize.
This mind chatter is like constant background noise. Would you have a TV or radio constantly turned on all day and all night? Some people do. But for effective meditation, just turn it off for a few minutes. Then breathe. Focus on your breath. Let go. That’s it.
And this is one of the things that makes a video meditation quite effective and useful. Because, even if you don’t know how to begin to meditate, if you can watch a guided video meditation, then you can meditate. No “work” involved. Just bliss. Just connection. Just balance of your mind, body, and spirit.
Try a short video meditation for yourself and “see.” It’s definitely not necessary to close your eyes for this kind of meditation. In fact, it’s desirable to keep them open for this. So start to take 3 or 10 or 15 minutes for yourself daily and you will find all areas of your life greatly enhanced. Eyes open. Bliss out.
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