Some days ago I was chatting with a blogger friend when ‘Meditation’ came into our conversation.
I learned to meditate many years ago; I needed to, it probably saved my life…!
Sounds dramatic, I know; however, I really mean this. Had it not been for Meditation I probably wouldn’t have been able to cope with life.
Yes, it was that serious; I had tried to suicide a number of times. Meditation helped me to ‘slow down’, to focus, to feel my body and appreciate that it needed me.
Meditation’s first effect is to allow the mind and body to come to rest; relaxation perhaps!
I didn’t know how to ‘relax’ all those years ago. Sitting quietly wasn’t something I could do; my mind would not allow this.
It did take a lot of practice; just like any new ‘thing’, it took time to stick.
Yet, when it did stick, it felt very good.
I have created a little audio for the blogger friend I was chatting with. If you’d like to listen to it too, please do. It’s the first step toward meditating; you know, slowing down and allowing ourselves to relax…
The audio runs for a little over 5 minutes. Sit quietly with your eyes gently closing as you allow your breathing to slow down…