OUR MINDS ARE LIKE AN OCEAN
When we’re awake our awareness is mostly at the surface following the waves, where the Ocean is interacting with the Wind and the Moon.
Meditation helps bring our Awareness Deeper, where the water is more still and quiet!
Meditation is Paying Attention to something in order to alter our state of being, our state of consciousness.
Mediation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance. Meditation can also be used to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming! “Mayo Clinic.org”
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
· Gaining a New Perspective on a Stressful Situation
· Builds Skills to Manage Stress
· Reduces Negative Emotions
· Increases Imagination and Creativity
· Increases Patience and Tolerance
· Expanded Experience of Healing Emotions such as Love, Compassion. Joy and Gratitude
As soon as you realize your mind slipped away from Paying Attention, gently bring it back! Even if it keeps wandering, it’s okay, keep bringing your awareness back.
Be persistent and patient; you are training your ego. Show it that you mean business and eventually your mind will listen to you and your thoughts will subside.
Don’t judge yourself; rather, congratulate yourself each time you bring your mind back!
If you feel anxious relax it! Your emotions are like a muscle- observe the anxiety, tense it, then relax it. And bring the mind back.
Thank you SukhiDevi,
I am grateful for you!
Simply Observing your Thoughts as they pass through your Mind
Repeating a Word, Phrase or Sound, most common being “OM”
From Counting Beads or Breaths to staring at a Candle or Moon Gazing
Used in nearly all Religions and Spiritual Traditions
Yoga, Tai Chi, Gardening or Walking
Listening to instructions from a guide, YouTube is a great place to search for guided meditations
Paying attention only to your breath
Repeating a Meaningful Word or Phrase!
Candle Flame, Geometric Shapes, White Light!
Moon Gazing and Ocean Waves are Wonderful!
Have Soothing Music in the Background...Focusing solely and fully on the Music. Allowing Yourself to Experience the Music.
EAR BUDS CAN HELP!
Give yourself permission to disconnect for a few minutes,
An hour, a day, or even 10 days!
Take a Big Cleansing Breath
Repeat each of these lines... kindly to yourself!
· Just for this moment, there is nowhere else I need to be (breathe)
· Just for this moment, there is nothing else I need to do (breathe)
· Just for this moment, I am all that I need to be (breathe)
Focus to relax each part of your body – moving from the crown of your head to your feet
You can even turn off your cell phone – this is not necessary.
Sometimes it’s nice to find a guided meditation online!
Once you get the hang of it disconnecting from all electronics is beneficial!
I Love connecting/meditating in nature!
Vipassana is a method of mental purification which allows one to face life's tensions and problems in a calm, balanced way.
Vipassana is an art of living that one can use to make positive contributions to society.
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