Meditation: Weep Not, Nor Gnash Your Teeth

Some folks get that deer in the headlights look when the topic of meditation arises. “I can’t do that!”  “I can’t sit still that long!”  “Oh no, not me. My mind is just too anxious.” Well, no wonder. One can find all manner of books, blogs, etc. about how to meditate. It can seem as difficult as brain surgery—blindfolded. Do this, do that, expect this…mind must clear….sit totally straight…..on and on it goes. Well, guess what? That is all nice, fine, and dandy. But for a good ol’ free spirit like me who prefers a less complicated approach to life, here is a tried and true simple version.

Sit your ass in a quiet and comfy location. Hide the phone, flush it down the toilet, whatever……get that thing out of your reach and shut it up. I don’t give a shit about your posture, if your forefinger and thumb are touching, or any other details. Here is the most simple way:

Breathe deeply  into your belly.

Observe your breath moving into and out of your body.

Observe your thoughts, allowing them to move along, like fluffy clouds in a lazy summer sky. Between thoughts, visualize a lovely landscape, such as an ocean, lake, ya know…nature at its finest, and allow yourself to connect to that calm energy. Just hang out with that. And if you keep thinking, so what. Let thoughts float along, free of your judgment. Always return to your calm visualization.

Repeat for as long as you would like.

That is it. Yes, there are other things you can do to improve the experience, but this is a great way to rid yourself of the anxiety of meditating “right”. Just start doing it, put it onto the calendar, and anticipate the adventure. Meditation is a prerequisite to intuitive development—you must be quiet to access your inner wisdom.

If you try this, please feel free to share your adventures. I welcome your comments!

If you would like to schedule an intuitive reading with me, please call me at 317-440-8783.

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