THURSDAYS THOUGHTS (Micro- Meditation /small beginnings)

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What is Meditation?

Meditation is the consistent practice of training your mind to focus on one subject at a time. When you apply this training of being focused to other areas of your life, there is a greater chance of completing a task successfully, leading to satisfaction, cheerfulness and confidence.
In my last post I stated that I would share with you, ways we can practice mindfulness (micro – meditations ).
So as promised here is the first :-
You can use a candle if needed.
Select a quiet spot and turn off the television and radio. Do not answer the phone, let it go to voice mail. Light a candle if you choose this option. It helps to create nice atmosphere. Sit upright. Now just breath in and out but be aware that you are breathing.Follow your breath & with every breath that you inhale, say, “I- -a- – m b–r–e–a–t–h–i–n–g– i–n. ”

With every breath that you exhale, follow your breath & say to yourself,“I- -a- -m — b–r–e–a–t–h–i–n–g– o–u–t.”It is important to say the words silently while you breathe as it is an anchor in helping you to just concentrate on following your breath. Do this for at least 5 minutes at a time. You can repeat this at any time and at any place.

Once you have tried this, I would love to get your feedback.

(Information drawn from “Quality Living Styles).

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4 thoughts on “THURSDAYS THOUGHTS (Micro- Meditation /small beginnings)

  1. Jenifer

    Hi Michelle, Thanks for sharing. I will try this technique for distressing as well. Do you have any recommendation on books for meditation?

  2. Hello Jennifer Here are a few books you may find helpful:
    “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Guranatana (Easy to understand)
    “Wherever you go, There you are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    “Living the Mindful way” by Sharon Horstead. (This one provide you with 85 different mindfulness practices).

    MY PICK: “Meditation for Women: Discovering the power of a peaceful mind” by Hari Kaur Khalsa

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