This time of year can be very stressful. Heck, any time of year can be stressful! Am I right, or am I right? Meditation is one of the best stress busters out there. But sometimes even those of us who meditate can use a fresh approach. Here is a simple and effective meditation to use to achieve the perfect chill-out.
Meditation without a Goal: Just Be
Sit in a quiet place in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and countdown from 10 to 1 while taking very slow deep breathes in and out, holding on both the inhale and exhale as is comfortable.
Once you are “there” then loosely focus on the following contemplation points, along with any others that open your mind beyond your daily struggles, goals, habits, and patterns. If you forget one or even all of the contemplation points, that’s ok. Just keep to the general spirit of the meditation.
Helpful tip: Very…..slooow….contemplation………..is…………….best. Meditation can be done for 15 minutes or as long as feels right.
Be. (just be. no intentional thoughts. breathing. just be. “i am.”)
Be Slow. (slow heartbeat. slow breathing. slow expectations. slow thoughts. slowwww.)
Be Open. (to yourself. to messages from all around you and from inside you. to new ideas. to love. to self-acceptance)
Be Enough. (for the moment. in who you are. in what you have.)
What would you like to say about this? All comments big and small are very welcomed!
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