For continuity read the immediately preceding blog on meditation.
The first step of spiritual meditation has already been explained in detail and it is briefly summed up below:
Step I: Select any convenient fixed point of time, preferably in the early morning, say 5 O'clock in the morning.
Decide in advance how much time can be regularly spared for meditation , minimum being 15 minutes daily.
Select a suitable place in the house and sit in a comfortable posture or position preferably cross-legged, with back/spine and head erect and straight making 90 degree angle to the ground.
The initial function of the spiritual meditation is to feel the presence of the observer in you, separated from your body. For this purpose the observer can be deputed to concentrate on the inhaling and exhaling of the breath. The breathing should be altogether effortless. The impact of the breathed air on the upper lip should be carefully observed. The whole focus and concentration should be on the breathing only. The successful experiment of this meditation will drive out all thoughts from your mind, good or bad, there will be nothing, the chain of thoughts in the conscious stream will be suspended for the period of meditation. It may take you a few days to reach this stage and you may experience this thoughtlessness on the first day itself. To keep track of the fixed time you may use alarm in the beginning before your body clock begins to give the accurate reading about time. As soon as the spell of meditation is broken by the sound of the alarm, take it easy and look around in all directions and try to record the visual of entire scene in your mind and in a smooth way get on to your daily routine. Remember, the main purpose of spiritual meditation is to raise the over all level of awareness and consciousness, internal as well external.