‘If you don’t think you have time to meditate, you need to meditate’ ~DINGLE
Meditation is just a word, often mis-interpreted. It’s not about clearing your mind and getting rid of thought. It’s simply about entering yourself in the present moment bringing your mind and body to a state of stillness. This does not have to mean an empty mind!
It’s about being still and letting the thoughts come and go, letting go of focus on the thoughts. ‘Ah, there’s a thought’, then let it go. Focus can be on the breath, the sounds around you, parts of your body a combination of all 3.
What people say when meditation is suggested
- I can’t sit still
- I can’t clear my mind
- I’ve tried meditation and it didn’t work for me
- Meditation is too hard
- I don’t have time
All of these statements are really just excuses as a result of FEAR. So lets embrace the fear.
‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ ~ JEFFERS
The number one question ‘How can I start to meditate?’
- Just START! Set the timer on your phone for 2 – 5 minutes. You choose. Find a quiet space and sit or lie down.
- Choose what you want to focus on. Your breath, the sounds around you, a body scan starting at your toes.
- Press start on your timer and close your eyes. Now you are meditating. Be present. Breathe. Trust!
- Notice the breath coming in and out. Feel the air on your skin, the seat under you or the surface if you are lying down.
- When a thought comes in to your head, notice it then let it go. And come back to the breath.felling the air as it enters your body and fills your lungs.
- Feel the air leave your body as you breathe out. Imagine the toxins in that out breath, leaving your body.
- Relax everything. Relax your eyes, your jaw, your forehead, your shoulders. Let go. Soften. Chillax.
- CELEBRATE. You have just meditated and started your journey.
Focussing your awareness within gives a sense of grounding like nothing else. It is an AMAZING form of stress release.
Meditation is very healing and very powerful.
Did you know that most successful people schedule time in their day to meditate?
Like all things, practice makes perfect. Schedule 5 minutes into your day. Do it again tomorrow. It will make difference. In stressful situations, you will be calmer. By taking time for just ‘being’, you will be more productive in all you ‘doing’.
Schedule the time. It WILL be worth it.
What does your meditation look like? If you don’t meditate yet, what’s stopping you from starting? I’d love to know your answers. Leave a comment and let me and other readers know.