What are you doing that’s good for your soul today?
Sundays are important for me because it’s the one-day that I really sit down and think about the week that has passed. What lessons have I gathered? What were the challenges and why did I encounter them?
Most importantly it’s the day that I always try to take a few minutes and meditate. I am not an expert in meditation by any means and to be really honest, I never found it easy to meditate.
In the past couple of years I have familiarized myself with the concept of meditation through the readings of Eckhart Tolle and also spending a lot more time in nature.
At first the only way I could truly get myself to that “Zen” space, where my mind is completely quiet and I can sense and feel the energies around me, was after a long hike. There is always something about reaching the top of a mountain where you are surrounded by nature that could get me there a lot faster.
In the past year, I have been able to meditate at home and here are a few steps as to how:
- I find it best to meditate in the early hours of the morning or the late hours of the night (sunrise or sunset). But meditation is possible at anytime.
- Find a quiet space within your house and sit or laydown comfortably
- Allow yourself to take a break from thinking.
- If you have trouble (which many of us do) clearing the mind, focus entirely on your breathing, this tends to center your mind to go within your body. Take note of every breath. Relax and extend your inhales and exhales.
- Once you have reached a space where the mind is quiet. Try visualization.
- Imagine a line of white light energy being drawn around you and enclose your body within it.
- Imagine the white light glowing brighter and brighter.
- Continue this visualization until you feel your body is completely relaxed
- Allow yourself to stay in that space for as long as you want to. And when you finish, take a few more deep breaths and sit in silence just a few more minutes.
I hope these steps will help with your meditation but also remember that there is no hard-rule for mediation and sometimes you just need to find what works best for you!
Sending you all lots of positive energy and love!