A Simple But Effective Meditation
How do I meditate?
Meditation is so easy that it only takes up a small part of your day, so it can be done first thing in the morning and last thing at night. You could be on a bus, in a park, or even at the office in your lunch hour. It does not matter where you are, if you have a spare 5 minutes you can meditate.
Now we will look at doing a simple meditation first thing in the morning.
you wake up in the morning, take a few minutes to wake yourself
up. Do this by waking gradually, perhaps finding and thinking of things to be grateful for, stretch, then get up and give yourself a good shake. Shake all over, hands, arms, legs feet and toes. Just as if you are a 3 year old.
Find somewhere, where you can sit without being disturbed. It can be on the floor with a couple of pillows or even sitting up in bed, out in the morning sun, in fact anywhere where you feel comfortable. You can have some soft music on, or if you prefer just have silence. Turn off your phone. Make sure you will not be disturbed.
When you are comfortable, focus on your body, starting with your feet, and focus on your breathing. Notice your breathing; slow the breath; bring your awareness to your feet, and travel up your whole body from your knees to your hips, from your hips to your stomach, from your stomach to your heart.
Now notice your heartbeat, breathing with the rhythm of the heartbeat, try to stay focused, but if you find that your mind wanders do not be alarmed, with time and practice you may be able to stop this. If it's too difficult there is still some benefit even if you have to keep bringing the mind back to the meditation. Keep reminding yourself that you are meditating as much as possible and don't worry about the outcome.
Breathing with the heartbeat will help you to understand the rhythm of your body and this is the start of learning to listen to your natural body language. If you can master this art you will be probably able to read the warning signals in your body when something goes wrong. Continue focusing on your breathing and noticing your heartbeat as much as you are able. . . . . . . When you are ready, bring your focus back to the body. Focusing on your shoulders, breathing slowly, bring your awareness to your neck, and then still breathing slowly bring your awareness to your head.
When you have reached the head slowly bring your whole awareness to all of your body. Now take time to listen to your whole body, listen to the sounds coming from your body and breathe with those sounds.
After you have done this bring yourself back to reality, slowly allow your mind to start its thinking process and your breathing to go back to normal.
Now just sit for a few minutes and feel how calm and relaxed you are, when you are ready get up and start your day. You will notice by doing this morning meditation that your whole day will probably feel more peaceful and there will be less stress around you because you will have given your mind a rest.
You can also use meditation to help you with any problems you may have in your life.
Before you enter into your meditative state, focus on the problem and then ask your higher mind/self to help come up with answers. Go into your meditation and after you have finished, see if you receive any advice or hidden insight that could help you. It may be that you will see the problems in a different perspective. If you are after some emotional healing within yourself you can also focus on the issues that are causing you pain, grief or worry before you go into your meditative state. Ask that your higher mind/self help you heal these situations. After the mediation, you may well find that you see your pain, fear and worries in a different light also.
You never know until you give something a fair chance. There are no guarantees here, but I think that meditation is a good thing for anyone.
The fine print (Disclaimer): I give absolutely no guarantee that any of these affirmations, clearings, prayers or any of this works. It is all up to you!
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