When you meditate:
- Create a sacred space for you, a quiet space where you feel safe and tranquil.
- Add some beauty… a candle…some flowers…
- Sit nice and comfortably. If you can, on the floor on a meditation cushion/stool or a block. Try to elongate your spine to allow the breath its proper space. After having given it a proper try, and if you find it too uncomfortable, or if you have some reduced possibilities to sit on the floor, you might need to sit on a chair or lay down. But please, don’t give up too soon!
- Relax and open your heart, open to the greater.
- Don’t expect anything to happen
- We want to move away from our natural reactions of turning away or withdraw from pain or uncomfortable sensations. Likewise, we tend to create cravings for what we like/love etc.. We want to be able to move through with an open, non judgmental and observing state of mind. No cravings nor aversions.
- Avoid all kinds of fidgeting or scratching och changes of posture. See if you can stay with whatever is and be ok with not giving any reaction to it. This will enhance the sense of self control.
- If you judge, don’t judge your judgment… just smile, and find your way back to observation with a pure consciousness.
- It’s a discipline. It’s a choice. Make it yours!
A short meditation to start with if this you are a beginner.
A beginners guide to meditation
This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.
- Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
- Close your eyes.
- Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
- Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
“If we can make just 1% of the population meditative,
this world will be a different place.”
Moonlife Morning Meditations
Just as there are many different kind of sports, there are different kind of meditation practices.
With each new moon cycle, we have a new focus in the Moonlife 6am morning meditations. Specific guidance to those are provided in the Moonlife facebook group and event. Look there for details.
Everybody can join, no matter prior knowledge or experience. Ask if you have questions. We do this together.
Together we make a change for the better.