" To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem, to meditate means to observe." - Thich Nhat Hanh
It seems that every magazine I pick up these days has an article on meditation......it is the next "big thing". Ha,ha......brings a smile to my face, I have been teaching meditation classes for years, practicing for years.......generations have practiced meditation for a few thousand years.
But I am thrilled that we are finally "getting it". That the masses are understanding that calming the mind, learning to observe and not struggle has incredible benefits. Awareness of your breath is life changing and now thanks to the media, and the rich and famous......everyone can learn the value of something so simple.
The simplest way to meditate......just sit and breathe, when your thoughts rush through your brain, it's ok, notice your breath, observe your thoughts remember it's practice, like yoga or playing the piano or riding a bike.......practice......set a timer for five minutes, then get comfortable, close your eyes and breathe, notice your breath, don't judge you thoughts, an itch, a pain......just notice your breath.
As I often tell my classes......meditation won't make the bad days go away (life happens) but will help you deal with the bad days much better. I'm such a trend setter......ha, ha. :)
Goodnight, Sweet dreams