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How Do I Choose the Best Guided Meditation Script?

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To find the best guided meditation script, first consider your goals, experience, and the time you have to devote to meditating. Review various types of meditations, and from those, review scripts to find one that best suits your needs. Commit to your practice for six to eight weeks, then consider updating your guided meditation script.

Guided meditations may be grouped into concentrative, awareness, or guided imagery meditation. In concentrative meditation, you often focus on your breath or a candle flame. Many concentrative meditation scripts will lead you through breathing exercises and techniques, which can be very relaxing. To add spirituality to your practice, choose a script that accords with your beliefs. Concentrative scripts are usually simple and easy for beginners.

Awareness or mindfulness meditations can help you face challenges such as chronic pain and stress-related disorders while remaining balanced and objective. Mindfulness meditation may enable you to remain aware of your thoughts and feelings to savor pleasant experiences and let go of the unpleasant. This type of meditation may be more suitable for experienced meditators.

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If you have other specific goals, you may want to consider guided imagery for your meditation practice. Many guided imagery scripts are designed to help people achieve goals such as weight loss, athletic performance, or quitting smoking. When using guided imagery meditations, look for scripts that call on multiple senses, such as sight, sound, touch or feeling, taste, and smell. If you suffer from phobias, be sure the script doesn’t trigger anxiety. For example, if you are afraid of water, you may want to avoid scripts where you imagine sailing on the ocean.

Regardless of type, the best guided meditation script may be one you create yourself. Creating your own script allows you to tailor it to your needs, such as respecting your spiritual beliefs and achieving goals for which you can’t find a prepared script. Ultimately, the best guided meditation script is one that resonates with you.

Once you have found your script, you can record it for use when you practice or you can have someone read it to you. You may be able to memorize your script to recite while meditating. Music lovers may find listening to soothing music while meditating can enhances their experience.

Practice your meditation for six to eight weeks, ideally at the same time and location. When your six to eight weeks are complete, consider looking for a new guided meditation script. As you continue your practice your needs will evolve, and you may find that occasionally changing your meditation helps your practice to remain fresh.

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