Developing an easy and fun meditation practice

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woman meditating at sunset on the Caribbean beachMeditation is a powerful gift. Once you develop a regular practice you will be amazed at how your life changes. At first it will be small things like you sleep better or you find yourself easily handling situations that in the past caused a great deal of stress.

Some people report quitting  smoking effortlessly after many years of unsuccessful attempts. I  have been meditating for over 30 years and I could write a book about all the wonderful things that have happened as a results of taking 15 to 20 minutes a day to meditate.

An easy way to meditate

This simple 3 step process works. As with anything the more you practice the easier it gets.

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit with your back straight. Take a few long, slow deep breaths and focus your attention on relaxing and quieting your body.
  2. Allow your thoughts to fade into the background and keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Sometimes I imagine my thoughts written on the surface of some water and run my hand through them, watching them blur and then disappear.
  3. Imagine opening a doorway that leads directly into your heart or spirit,open it, walk in and allow yourself to bask in the love.

I find it helps to have a clock near by that I can easily see. When your fifteen or twenty minutes are up take a few minutes to ‘awaken’ and then ease back into your like.

Enjoy! In my next post I will share a short audio that will help jump start your meditation practice. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comment section.

With love,
Susan

You might  also want to check out my guided meditations.

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