Mindful Meditation ~ How to fit Meditation into Your Daily Life!
But, I don't have time to meditate...I hear this a lot from clients, often with a guilty look on their face. Yet, meditation doesn’t have to be a hard, time-consuming endeavor. You don’t need a meditation room, or candles or an altar…although, that’s always nice, what you need is simply the desire to find a few minutes each day to connect with spirit.
The practice of meditation is quieting your mind—basically getting out of your head! When we take a moment to let go of all the “mind noise” (what the Buddhists call “monkey mind”), and enter into a state of stillness, we are connected into our inner guidance, our higher mind.
The secret ingredient to meditation is breathing! With each inhale, you are breathing spirit into your body, and with each exhale you are releasing and clearing-out old energy. Mindful breathing draws attention away from your mind/brain, and into your body and deeper being.
In this sometimes crazy world, with so much change on a daily basis, the practice of daily communion is so powerful and important to your well-being. Consider it an act of divine self-care! That the more you meditate, the more centered you will be and equipped to take on the world!
So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing--at home, at the office, in your car between your child’s soccer game--just taking a few minutes to breathe and commune, asking spirit to guide you, and even setting intentions about what you want to experience, is powerful meditation. You may be surprised how it changes your life!
Meditation Tip 1: No matter where you’re doing your meditation, make sure you are sitting with a straight spine, no slumping! The spinal column of our bodies relates to and activates our Chakra system—the energetic centers of our being—helping to facilitate spiritual energy as it moves through our body.
Meditation Tip 2: If you’re struggling with your meditation, try counting your breaths. Breathe in and out 1, breathe in and out 2, over and over till you reach 10 breaths. You will likely find that you don’t reach 10 before your mind kicks in. No worries, just let your thoughts flow, like butterflies flitting through your mind, and then start over again: Breathe in and out 1, breathe in and out two…
Meditation Tip 3: At the end of your meditation, take a moment to set an intention about what you want to experience in your day. Intentions, like affirmations, help define energy and your experience. This is a powerful act of co-creation, aligning yourself with your higher being.
So there you go! Enjoy your meditation and make it a commitment to yourself and your spiritual wellbeing!