It’s amazing what happens when you are able to take a brief pause to take a few breaths.
I did that just now and the short 7 minutes that I sat down to meditate for felt like an eternity of peace.
I was able to feel the sun rays being absorbed by my body. I felt the wind graze through my hair and provide a cool breeze that I felt rising through my spine. I actually experienced and slowed down enough to enjoy what we do likely more than anything else everyday of our lives – breath.
It became something I no longer took for granted but was truly grateful for: the ability to breath in life and release it as well.
With each breath I felt stronger. I become more confident. And ultimate I allowed my self to be more present – realizing that in that breath, this moment was a gift that I am able to enjoy and experience.
7 minutes was all that it took for me to experience all of that, and so much more that could never be explained through words.
I encourage you to try it sometime for your self. You will likely be surprised at how easy it and how refreshing you will feel after doing it!
Now, since I realize some people have no clue where to begin – no worries I was the same way when I began practicing mediation a few months ago & I am often asked by friends what the process is to meditate when I bring up this subject – I want to share some tools that might help you out if you’re interested to try.
Here is a video that I recently discovered that is a great walk through of how you can mediate for just 1 minute.
(And I’m sure we could all spare a minute to try something new!)
This is an app that I have on both my phone and iPad to help me meditate. I use it almost every time that I meditate right now and it has been very helpful for me as well as a few friends who I have shared this with.
It’s FREE for the 7 minute setting – which is why I usually meditate for that much time right now.
If you end up trying it for your self sometime, or even now, can you let me know what you think and how the experience was for you?
And also, I don’t meditate all the time my self so I am humbly open to learning more from others who have tried to meditate or meditate regularly them selves.