There are a few other threads about the same thing too, which have good advice as well.
Meditation is a personal thing, inherently. You must find your own way, but others can help by showing theirs. Do not take what another says on such
things to be applicable to yourself beyond as a signpost.
Though, i would say, focusing on things like chakras is a bit like missing the forest for the trees. Dont get caught up in the "sparklies" and
when we do that, our limited perspectives start to become our definitions in which we base our bias. Such biases are based solely
from the perspective derived from the mind, and its thoughts. In hindsight, the initial lesson to be learned was how to realize ones mind-based
perspective as part
of our experiential being. I liken this process to computer code. Most are simply code that is running and running,
responses are programmed based on the aforementioned bias. Then, one starts to observe the code being written (realizing our perspective, and mind,
as single parts of a larger system, even if only speaking of our physical body). Then, one starts to actually write the code and observe it
simultaneously. My own realization of the third step is detailed here
What is attempted to be discovered is experiential
and any words, concepts, or overall verbalizations that are used by anyone are simply all
fingers pointing at the same moon. Meaning, what you are looking for is experiential and the "end goal," as it is currently perceived, is nothing
more than the "true" starting line.
Every thought and concept we propose to figure it "out," in our personal experiential search, takes us one step further away from what we are
i think it was one of the following threads that i try to sum it up as "Meditation is to being and perspective as exercise is to muscle growth."
Thats pretty much it.. There is nothing to be "gained" by meditation, it is changing ones perspective to include what was already there in the
first place. things like "enlightenment" are illusions.
Those are some that i have participated in, so i remembered them, but there are surely many more on this site.