Meditation. The Easy Way
Do We have the Time?
Everybody knows that meditation takes ages to learn, and when we have the basics, we find that our busy lives do not allow the luxury of leotard living, weird and wonderful exercises and do we really want to anyway?
I am writing this as an addition to SEM Pro's mini series on 'Stress and Freedom of Stress' where I posted this comment -
This might sound wierd, SEM, but I think I have perfected the meditation , can now do it whilst going about the daily grind, have found that I can, at will , lower my blood pressure, putting me in a conscious state of meditaton. Works wonders for stress, What stress?
SEM Pro's reply was -
Wonderful - and the hub to show us all how to do that is called: ___? :) I do tremendously look forward to hearing your technique Hawkesdream! Or if it's simple, can let us know in a response?
So, here it is, later than intended but here-
I could not just write about my technique, it would not have been politically correct to have omitted the 604,000 sites ,all explaining the art of meditation, The first site alone possessed no less than 40 different styles that can be used for the sole purpose of finding inner peace and tranquility.
Do we really feel that to meditate is to levitate?
I don't know about yourselves, but the last thing I need is to sit in the Lotus position and levitate, all it would take is one thought out of place and you would come down to earth with a nasty bump.
The art of stress free living in my life is - laugh a lot, watch a comedy, listen to a good comedian, 'Lee Evans' or ' Billy Connelly'. Read your e-mails, no funny ones? ask me ? have an arsenal of em.
Exercise, put on your favourite piece of music and dance whilst doing the housework..my idea of exercise.
Cry, you might say this adds to stress, but believe me the pouring out of emotion , really does work..this can also be achieved through listening to music.
I recommend that all of the above should be done in the first place initially once or twice a week. Don't question just do it , it works.
OK..Here goes, my explanation of how I meditate and achieve all the benefits , without, the time. My day starts at 5.30 in the morning, and it is very rare that stress, now, invades my life. This method , I found , purely by accident. I have known for a long time how to relax my body and mind by lying still and willing all the frustration out head to toe. For me this was too time consuming but had done it anyway.
Back to my happy accident - I was in hospital, ahhhh, and they wouldn't let me go home, and why ? because my blood pressure was too low. I recall saying that that was nothing and that i'll bring it back up again. It was at this point , realizing what I had been doing ,decided to hone in and perfect the technique.
This is so easy!
To begin with, I focus on whats in front of me, and try to see , what I see, rather than what I know. I see in front of me a painting in the making. It is in this way that I detach from reality and become an onlooker.
This, you may think, is too difficult. Persevere, try squinting just a little and it will happen.
Now imagine that you are watching yourself , going about your life, and breathe slowly and steady.
Traditionally, we are told to breathe in through our nose, and out through our mouth.
Two seconds ,in through your nose.............five seconds out through your nose..
Yeah right! I hear you say, try it you will feel your whole body relax , tingle and your mind will empty ,allowing for fresh thoughts and feelings.
One min in every hour is more than enough to enhance the quality of your life. I do this on a regular basis throughout the day and receive great benefits from this practise.
I do not claim that this will benefit everyone, nor is it a proven method by anyone else but me. If it works for you,. Great. I am pleased to be of help.
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