A simple meditation practice is a wonderful tool to pause, if only for a few minutes, and just be. It is a tool that I use to pause, gather perspective, be more intentional, stay present with my emotions and more. Sometimes just pausing in meditation helps with nothing else but just be and what a wonderful source of space that is!
Meditation is a simple practice of pausing. Sitting with ourselves, simply and with love and care for ourselves. There are several ways to meditate.
At the age of 13 I learned the Samadhi Meditation that I have come back to several times growing up and now maintain a practice of sitting everyday for atleast 10 minutes.
This was instruction that my father sent along in an email, so I can come back to my meditation practice. I hadn’t been meditating for the last few months and truth be told I was dreading to sit. Its a simple practice and so powerful yet its so strange that I’ve been running away from it, from myself.
I thought it would be great to put up the email pointers as a guide to those seeking to sit and meditate. Here’s to your practice:
Here are the steps for Samadhi meditation:
- First do few stretches if you dint do full or part yoga already.
- Sit erect in a quiet, cool and dimly lit place and take five deep breaths counting backwards.
- Relax and let go and loosen up.
- Say to yourself: “Right now, in this moment, everything is OK. I accept this moment exactly as it is. All is well”.
- Just BE, in a non doing state. Do not do anything mentally as well as physically. Just be. Since everything is already OK there is no need to do anything.
- Do not create any thoughts. Just BE.
- If a thought comes up on its own, do not block it. Do not hold on to it. And Do not be carried away by it.
- If you find yourself carried away by a thought, just drop it and come back to just be.
- Be like that for a while (if necessary keep timer for ten of fifteen mins before sitting and BE till then).
- Take five deep breaths counting forwards and slowly open eyes and rub palm together and rub face and get up.
Over the years I have learned other kinds of meditation ideal for different situations. Please click on this link to access resources on mindfulness meditations, meditation of self-compassion as well as loving kindness.