This is hard for so many of us, do we really know what we want? Focus on what you deserve. Perhaps it is more about how you want to feel. Thinking it and believing it are very different. Trusting is vital, patience is key. Clear all the blocks that are preventing you from getting what you want. Release all disbelief that you are not deserving. Ask for guidance and allow the rest to flow. Practicing Mindfulness will sharpen your mental clarity as when the mind and body are quiet, you can think and act with more clarity and wisdom.
Performing Mindful meditation is about focusing your attention on the present moment, clearing your mind and accepting the present without any judgment attached. It can help you to de-stress, to become more fully engaged in the world around you and give you the gift to deal with any adversity. When it comes to mental clarity, view meditation as a way of clearing away all the clutter from your mind. Meditation helps to remove all of what does not resonate with you, which of course can get in the way of your mind’s ability to stay clear and focused. You many think mediation just sitting alone in silence, but before long you will see and feel the mental clarity as well as the other amazing benefits that this daily practice.
Not sure how to meditate…that’s okay…I have outlined below…do what calls to you, there is no recipe, nor right or wrong. Getting still, quieting the mind, that is all that is needed.
How to Meditate
Take a seat. Find a comfortable place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
Set a time limit ( optional) If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as 5 or 10 minutes.
Notice your body. You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged. Ensure you are comfortable in that position so you can stay for a while.
Close your eyes and feel your breath. Gently close your eyes. Take 3 deep, long slow breaths, filling your lungs. Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
If you are called, use a guided meditation app, such as Calm. This is helpful for beginners. You can light a candle or use a diffuser with essential oils. Feel free to listen to soothing sounds.
Your mind may wonder…that is normal. Notice when your mind has wandered as it is normal for your attention to wander to other places. When you notice that your mind has wandered, simply return your attention back to the breath.
Be kind to your wandering mind. Don’t judge yourself.
Close with kindness. When you’re ready, open your eyes if you have closed them. Take a moment to feel if there are any sensations in your body, notice the sounds in room. Notice your thoughts and emotions with no judgement, let them arise. Give a moment of gratitude for that time spent.
That’s it! Come back when you feel called..they call it a practice as they more you do it, the easier it becomes.
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Nicky Clarke is a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and Mindfulness Coach