Inner quiet is the key to inner peace.
Meditation is a great way to connect with your true self. This world is so hectic and we often forget how to slow down and really look at what the Universe is giving us. Meditation is a great way of doing that.
Some people think of meditation as a time you must sit quietly and clear your mind.
Meditation to others can be active. It can also include chanting and visualization.
For those unable to just clear your head of all the clutter, I find that chanting is a great tool. When done correctly, it becomes a flow of words filled with an energy that helps to take you into a different state of consciousness.
I have included some of my favorite chants at this point in time.
Something else I have truly grown to love is Kundalini yoga for meditation. It really isn't yoga to me. It isn't as active as the yoga I grew up with. It's more about internal work, and I've found that a good Kundalini class really raises my vibration. I walk out of each session literally buzzing with energy and happiness. But I have to admit, it took me awhile to find a class I connected with and thought was authentic.
Don't give up. Keep trying until you find something you connect to. Whether it be a quiet meditation, yoga or chanting, the benefits you will receive should be swift and noticeable. Just make sure you're eyes are open and your heart is ready to receive.