Getting Down to Basics with Meditation

CREATE A SPACE

Meditating at home is convenient so design an area where you can sit in comfort. Clear away any clutter. Sweep and dust to freshen the air. Set out candles, incense, and peaceful images.

CHECK YOUR POSTURE

Meditating at home is convenient so design an area where you can sit in comfort. Clear away any clutter. Sweep and dust to freshen the air. Set out candles, incense, and peaceful images.

FOLLOW YOUR BREATH

Inhale deeply, and let the air rise up expanding your abdomen and chest. Spend an equal amount of time gently exhaling. Enjoy the peaceful feeling as you notice your torso lift and fall.

OBSERVE YOUR THOUGHTS Allow your thoughts to come and go without trying to control them. Acknowledge what’s on your mind, and let it pass.

LET GO OF JUDGEMENTS Accept your feelings and experiences. Adopt an attitude of curiosity without labeling things as being good or bad.

FOLLOW YOUR BREATH Inhale deeply, and let the air rise up expanding your abdomen and chest. Spend an equal amount of time gently exhaling. Enjoy the peaceful feeling as you notice your torso lift and fall.

Spreading Respect Through Meditation

The appeal of diners goes far beyond the food. They’ve traditionally been all inclusive places feeding factory workers between shifts alongside partygoers still wearing last night’s evening clothes. You can feel at home whether you’re a senior citizen or too young to drink. Meditation also encourages a welcoming atmosphere.

CULTIVATE GRATITUDE Deepen your sense of connection by remembering the kindness that you receive from others. Picture the friendly barista who wished you a good morning or the coworker who gives you constructive feedback. Give thanks for your family and friends.

ENCOURAGE GENEROSITY

Recognize that happiness and fulfillment come from giving. Look for ways to share your wisdom and resources.

DEVELOP COMPASSION Conflicts are unavoidable, but they can enhance relationships when you work towards resolving them. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes by thinking about what they’re trying to accomplish instead of focusing on how they irritate you. You may discover compromises that will satisfy you both.

MEDITATION Following Your Own Path for Meditation

Meditation also encourages a welcoming atmosphere.

CULTIVATE GRATITUDE Deepen your sense of connection by remembering the kindness that you receive from others. Picture the friendly barista who wished you a good morning or the coworker who gives you constructive feedback. Give thanks for your family and friends.

ENCOURAGE GENEROSITY

Recognize that happiness and fulfillment come from giving. Look for ways to share your wisdom and resources.

DEVELOP COMPASSION Conflicts are unavoidable, but they can enhance relationships when you work towards resolving them. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes by thinking about what they’re trying to accomplish instead of focusing on how they irritate you. You may discover compromises that will satisfy you both.

MEDITATION LESSONS INSPIRED BY DINERS Following Your Own Path for Meditation

For many customers, all day breakfast is what defines a diner. Nourishing your body and mind needs to work with your individual schedule and priorities.

If you’re tired of artisanal toast and mashed potatoes with truffle oil, spend more time enjoying the simple pleasures of your local diner. Maybe it will help you to meditate as consistently as you eat.

CLARIFY YOUR PURPOSE

Meditation can be secular or part of your faith tradition. Maybe you want to relax after a day at the office or looking after your kids. Maybe you want to deepen your spiritual insights.

SEEK SUPPORT While you can meditate on your own, reaching out to others is likely to help you make more progress. If you’re a beginner, find a class or browse for instructions online. If you have years of experience, look for a partner or group you can share your practice with.

PROCEED GRADUALLY

Even a few minutes of mindfulness practice can transform your day. Listen to your inner voice and experiment to find what brings.

By |2018-12-29T18:42:49+00:00December 10th, 2018|Methods and Tips for Emotional Healing|