When the news channels start to show the horrific footage of September 11, 2001, my heart always fills with sorrow. I imagine you have similar feelings each year so today I want to share a little meditation that I promise will help silent your mind and bring you a little peace.
It is simple and was designed for beginners. It can be done sitting in a chair at home, on the subway, or outside on a park bench and you don't have to sit with your legs like a yogi. A comfortable sitting posture is all you need.
Here are the instructions:
1. If this is your first time meditating set a clock for 3 minutes if you are an experienced meditator try 7 or 11 minutes.
2. Find a comfortable place to sit.
3. With the four fingers of the right hand, feel the pulse on the left wrist (It is on the thumb side of your wrist).
4. Lightly close your eyes and focus them between the third eye point.
5. On each heartbeat mentally repeat the words Sat Naam. (Sat Naam means I am truth, truth is my identity).
If you find it hard don’t worry. It’s hard for everyone even Tibetan monks who do it everyday have trouble. Just keep focusing and before you know it your timer will go off and you can go back to doing whatever you were doing or thinking about.
During meditation every cell in the body is filled with energy, which results in joy and peace and gives you fortitude. When I feel tired and I can’t take a nap I sit for a few minutes and focus on my third eye and my breath. Even after three minutes I feel more refreshed, calm and focused.
Here are some of the other benefits of meditation:
Meditation lowers blood pressure, decreases tension-related pain like headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems.
I hope you take a few minutes and try this meditation it will make your feel so good. Please feel free to share your comments.
Have a peaceful day