If you would like to enhance your daily life and deepen your spiritual practice, I suggest you begin a meditation practice.
Because one of the first steps on a spiritual journey is learning to turn inward so that you can find your connection to The-All-That-Is. In order to discover that connection it is helpful to quiet your external world. Our external world, otherwise known as life, can distract us from that gentle, subtle inner wisdom which is constantly speaking to us. Meditation is a useful tool that quiets the outer world and allow us to focus on our inner world.
Many of you already know that meditation has many benefits such as anxiety reduction, blood pressure stabilization, promotes better sleep, increases concentration, boosts immunity, enhances self esteem and the list goes on. I consider all of these wonderful benefits by-products. The reason I meditate and why I suggest that you meditate is for the atmosphere that it creates to promote alignment with your Soul-self and The-All-That-Is.
You see, you are a Soul masquerading as a Human being and we often forget who/what we truly are in this life. Meditation helps to create the conditions of a quiet mind, a quiet outer world, and a quiet physical body so that you can get in touch with your Soul-self again. It promotes the possibility of remembering who you are and why you are here.
There are many types of meditations and no particular style is better than another. Your meditation practice will depend on your personality. Below is a simple outline of a few suggestions to set up your own meditation practice. Feel free to make this process your own.
- Find a comfortable quiet place to meditate.
- Schedule a time in your day where you can spend 10-30 minutes by yourself.
- Shut your door so that the outside world knows this is your meditation time.
- Turn off your phone, computer and tablet.
- Gently look around your room. Notice your surroundings. Notice that you are safe. Allow yourself to relax into the comfortableness of your space.
- Close your eyes.
- Take a few deep breaths.
- Follow the rhythm of your breath. The ease of it. The continuousness of it.
- Allow your thoughts to drift in and out. Notice if you get stuck on a particular set of thoughts. Notice if there is any space between the thoughts.
- Notice any emotions.
- Notice any sensations in your body.
- Notice and then let them go. Know that your attention may come back to one of these areas, but then choose to let it go again and refocus on your breath.
- Enjoy a gentle focus on your breath for 10-30 minutes.
- Once your meditation is complete gently open your eyes.
- Look around your room
- Take 3 deep breaths.
- Allow yourself to come to a waking state.
- Notice the effects of your meditation on your mind, your body, and your spirit.
- Write down in a journal what you experienced.
- Enjoy your day!
If you would like to learn how to meditate, please reach out to me through the contact page. I am happy to assist you with your practice.