I love to share people’s experience with meditation and mindfulness with you. Here are the top 3 for this month.
#1. From co-worker going through a terrible divorce:
When she is in divorce meetings with the lawyers, she picks an object to focus on whenever there’s a pause in the discussion. The object she picked recently was a Canadian flag blowing in the wind, off in the distance as she gazed out the window. She studies it, noticing how it dances in the wind. Mindfully focusing on an object really keeps her calm and grounded amidst stressful meetings.
#2. From a friend while in the dentist chair:
Repeating a simple, silent mantra to concentrate on really helps ease the anxiety of dental work. My friend simply chooses calming words to repeat silently. Her chosen words are: “peace, calm, peace, calm …”
#3. Using singing bowls to go deeper into relaxation:
Singing bowls are wonderful sound healing tools. They often come from Tibet or Nepal. If you don’t have a singing bowl, you can play recordings of singing bowls or attend a sound healing meditation session. Whenever I play my singing bowls in my meditation class, people love it and find they go into relaxation quicker and deeper.
There are so many opportunities all throughout our day to incorporate meditation and mindfulness. Remember that your breath is always accessible to you. It can be as easy as focusing on your breathing for a minute.