There are quite a few forms of meditation.
From focusing on your breath, meditating by concentrating on a candle, using a mantra and meditation music.
It is worth experimenting with various forms until you find one you feel comfortable with.
It can be good to meditate outdoors as you are also connecting to nature which nowadays with our busy lives can be overlooked.
It can be very difficult for newcomers to quieten down the incessant chatter which is within us all.
Purely shutting out thoughts may be one of the hardest forms of meditation to start with.
By using external aids as in a candle or meditation music, maybe the sounds of nature, the beginner will not become too discouraged and will continue to use the amazing tool of meditation to heal.
It will not happen overnight that the incessant thoughts whirling around will abate but with practice and determination this will happen.
Hang in there for a few weeks and you will soon reap the incredible benefits.
Depression, stress, anxiety will all be eased as you go further down your meditation path.
Some people experience difficulty at the beginning and cannot shut out the internal chatter but as you find the right method this will ease and you will never look back.
So for all of you out there who are beginning on a journey of attaining healing, calmness and peace, keep up the practice and enjoy!