Meditation is simply a willingness to witness your thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is an invitation to watch yourself – your mind, your body, your environment – without reacting to what you observe. This can be tricky, we are well programmed to react to what we observe but with meditation you can start to practice ‘just watching’. It is an invitation to get to know yourself honestly and sincerely, and with loving kindness make friends with yourself.
Success and failure are not part of meditation. Nothing special is supposed to happen! There is nothing to expect.
Before you scoff, ponder your life for a few seconds. Isn’t there room in it for a few moments of quiet time, where you demand nothing of yourself except attention to the moment? Couldn’t you welcome a pause in your busy day to open up to life – to experience a respite from judgement and criticism? Of course there is…… and more importantly your whole being will benefit from it. There is plenty of research proving that meditation is beneficial.
Go ahead, dare to do something for yourself. Not because you should, not because of what you might receive, but simply to live in the moment.
Meditation is not a skill to be mastered. It is an awareness that already exists inside you. You’ll find it with your heart, not your head.
If you are a beginner start with 5 or 10 minutes. Have a look around youtube, there are some great meditations there, Ekhart Tolle, and Deepak Chopra are two of my favourites.
Enjoy your journey.