Many people want to know if they can skip meditation when developing their extra-sensory abilities. Meditation can often be hard work. It takes dedication and self-discipline to stick to a regular meditation routine but the results are incredible.
Meditation doesn't have to be hard and it doesn't have to take long. Set 5 minutes aside each day to sit in total silence. Just close your eyes and pay attention to what is going on in your head. Set a timer if you want to, or don't. Allow your thoughts to wander and pay attention to what those thoughts are.
You could also spend 5 minutes a day doing positive visualisation. Think of something that you really want and imagine what life would be like if you had it.
You could set a timer for 5 minutes and repeat an affirmation or mantra, over and over again throughout that time.
You could even play some positive, uplifting music with the intention of allowing yourself to get lost in the music for the duration of the song.
There is no right way to meditate, despite what some people may tell you. Meditation is all about quietening the mind and being in the moment. There are countless methods for this. You can create your own method, whatever works for you.
If 5 minutes is too long, start with 3 minutes. Eventually you will be able to sit or lie in stillness for longer. Ideally, you would do at least 10 minutes of meditation a day but start with a realistic time that you can stick to.
Be persistent. It takes 21 days to create a habit, so be aware of that on the days when you feel like being lazy and skipping meditation. Push yourself through the lazy days and after 3 weeks, meditation should become a regular habit that you don't want to miss.
Meditation is an underrated skill that benefit you in your daily life. You will find yourself worrying less and handling stressful situations more calmly, your memory will improve, your energy will increase. There are countless real-world benefits to meditation.
Meditation is imperative to your spiritual development and the development of extra-sensory abilities. If this is your goal, then you can't skip meditation. If meditation is difficult for you, develop your own form of meditation that works for you and start will a short time limit. Dedicate yourself and train yourself to sit/lie in meditation for longer and longer. Take all the time that you need.