In the modern world we live in the hustle and bustle is in our office, house, street, city and more generally, lives. Also, all of mentioned is the reflection of our state of mind. Disturbing and repetitive thoughts become confused wanderers through the past and future. We have a sense that we lose something and we never have enough time. In other words, we lose the beauty and potential of the present moment. Even when we take a part in some leisure activity, we usually do it half-heartedly. We feel so tired.
But, guided meditation will bring us to our intrinsic nature and wholeness of our being.
1. Choose to Simply Be
First steps are not easy in whatever we choose to do. Here, we choose to BE. Thats a total shift in our story and life perception. Some types of meditation, whether it may be sitting or walking, wont suit us at some points of time. We dont have to restrict ourselves to only one or two types of meditation. We can turn our daily life into different meditations. Our unique touch to the meditations as we are all different individuals, too.
2. Let Your Mind Be Your Companion
When we start to meditate, the rambling thoughts will appear at some point. Probably, we have never asked ourselves where the thoughts come from. We may find ourselves in the constant battle with our thoughts. Sometimes, we may try to avoid them together with all accompanying and painful feelings. But, most of the times, we are not aware that we are swirling around with them in their whirlpool of repetition. This whirlpool of thoughts is an illusion. It is attached to the past and future that give us the distorted memories and realities.
As we choose to meditate, we also choose to live our lives consciously. All the thoughts, feelings, images and sensations that come to us, we embrace them as they are. They are all visitors to our mind. We say hello and goodbye to them respectfully. We let them come and go.
3. Be Aware of the Connection Between The Body and Mind
When we keep practicing meditation for a while, we can easily notice the changes and connection between our body and mind. At the beginning of practice, if some strong emotions such as anger or fear pops up in our mind, it is beneficial to us to be aware of how our whole body and its parts react in that moment. In this way, we can gain some profound insights which will show us the path for leading more harmonious life and maintaining our well-being. If we feel uncomfortable at any moment, then we can simply shift the focus on our conscious breathing.