These are two potent tools for self-improvement, but how can you use them in unison? For instance, self-analysis and meditation cannot be performed at the same time. After all, multi-tasking runs opposite to what meditation is all about.
So, where do we start? Self-analysis will give many of the purposes of your meditation. Self-analysis aims to look inward, constructively, without regret or judgment objectively, and find solutions to open-ended problems.
There is an inherent fear to take start this task. Hence, the reason why there are editorial articles like this one on the psychological study. This leaves you with a choice from the onset: Whether to DIY (do it yourself) or under professional guidance.
If you choose to go it alone, that’s fine, but be ready to face more issues than you initially thought to be possible. At one time, we have all succeeded in disconnecting with our inner being. This generates a fear of looking inward because of our response to what we might see and learn.
Don’t waste time with comparisons, evaluations, or judgments. These concepts only support our feelings of weakness, and for most of us, those feelings should be forbidden from our inner being.
You will need solitude when you can reflect on predicaments and write notes. You can do this inside your car, but you will probably need a recording device. You will also want to make sure anything uncomfortable is either encoded or hidden. Records are outstanding, but they can be incriminating, so take the time to protect yourself from a possible invasion of your privacy.
To meditate, you will need to keep aside time in the early morning or probably at night. There is less activity in most homes, at this time, and less of a chance for you to be interrupted or diverted.
The search for self-improvement is the idea of this kind of meditation. You need to clear your head and concentrate on one thought only. This should not be turned into a kind of grieving, so you must look at it impartially and try to remove your individual feelings.
Your mind will typically “stray” a bit unless you practice meditation for some time. The straying aspect is good in this instance because it allows you to come back with a somewhat varying perspective each time.
The result of all this work will be exploring a multitude of self-improvement solutions and enhancing your life quality.