Finding Time To Meditate

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Meditation? Is she talking to me?

I know! Who’s got time? You’ve got so much going. Your mind races a mile a minute even when you think you’re NOT thinking. Besides, you’ve tried it. It didn’t work for you.

Right?

I’m here to tell you, your long lost zen can be found.

Drum roll please….

-Shower! Water is extremely soothing. Instead of rushing through your daily cleansing give yourself a few extra minutes. Take deep breaths and put your attention on the feeling of the water running along your skin.

-Enjoy slowly, gently and intently smoothing your favorite lotion onto your body. Again, focusing on the feeling of your skin on your hands and your hands on your skin.

-As you exit, give yourself a glance in the mirror and say “thank you for giving me your time and attention”. Then go out and own your day.

-Life is all about finding what works for us as individuals. Often it’s a combination.

Try candle gazing with a simple unscented tea light. Find a comfy, quiet place to sit and relax. With soft eyes, breathe and gaze. Shoot for 5 minutes, 10, then 15. I hear that it strengthens your eyes, too: Double the pleasure.

Rock ‘In’! Sites like YouTube, Pandora, ITunes Radio, and Amazon are your friends. Whether you like Deepak Chopra or Alan Finger guiding you to bliss, upbeat Chakra music, the soothing sounds of rain and crickets or smooth jazz you can find it online. Simply hit play while making sure to breathe and you’re on your way.

But BE GENTLE. Let pesky thoughts stroll on down the river while bringing your attention back to your breathing and viola! You’re back… Ahhhh, feels so good.