Have you ever tried to meditate?
It is one of the few things we can do alone anytime and anywhere to relieve stress, encourage relaxation, and to train our minds to attain a goal – such as learning how to be more compassionate, patient, loving, or prosperous.
Meditation is not easy because our minds create constant thoughts. But the more you practice, the better you can get at it. Make sure you have a quiet, comfortable space to do your meditation and start slow with about 10 minutes of uninterrupted quietness. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing – breathe deeply in and out. You may find that your mind starts to wander and think about what you want to have for dinner, what errands you need to do, etc. The best thing to do is to repeat a mantra in your mind over and over again. A mantra is a word or group of words that are thought to create spiritual transformation. And depending on what you are meditating about, there is a particular mantra for it.
Recently I started the free 21 Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak Chopra. It is an introduction to the world of meditation and with a renowned Ayurvedic, or alternative and natural medicine teacher. Chopra is a physician and writer who turned to natural healing methods and runs the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. His center focuses on wellness activities such as meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda.
If you would like to join me on this meditation challenge, it’s not too late to start! Meditations are available for 10 days after they are posted. You can register to try a few sessions of free meditations!
Click on this link to register for your free meditation with Deepak Chopra. This 21 day series focuses on how to create more abundance, peace, and prosperity in your life. It will only require 15 minutes of your time each day. What a great way to spend 15 minutes – focusing on changing the hard-wiring of your brain to attain the thoughts to promote what you really want in life.
I usually try to do the meditation in the morning so that I can have the mantra and the meditation thoughts in my head throughout my day.
Give it a try!