Need a little reminder to meditate? I know I do, it’s only, sometimes I need a five minute meditation, not a five day retreat. I’d like to be able to drop down into a meditative state anytime, anyplace, wherever I am, and whoever I am around.
For starters, one of the best ways to meditate is to try smiling more. Mother Teresa taught us that “a smile is the beginning of peace.”
Mary of Goodlife Zen explains that “it’s important to enjoy meditation. You might like to try sitting with a hint of a smile. Be kind to yourself.”
Another amazing way to meditate is to go for a walk or sit in nature, even if it is only a little while, your body will thank you for the extra oxygen. One easy meditation is to imagine the natural world is breathing fresh air into you and as you return your exhale it is taking it from you. Try this for five minutes with focused awareness as if the universe is breathing you.
You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.
– Henry David Thoreau
Read more on meditation and easy acts of daily grace with —
- meditations from the DailyOm.com.
- a meditation made easy guide.
- tips to bring more grace and joy to life too.