“I can’t meditate. My mind is too busy!” said my client. “I’ll bet you meditate for hours every day, Susanne, right?” My client was very surprised to hear my answer…
I only spend 10 minutes a day meditating.
The benefits of meditation include more inner peace, and improvements in mental, emotional, and physical health.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN LEARN TO MEDITATE
#1. Set the alarm on your phone to ring in 5 minutes. Sit in a chair with your spine straight (or with your legs folded in half-lotus position).
#2. Close your eyes and breathe normally, making sure you exhale each breath completely. Don’t hold your breath.
3. Focus on 1 beautiful object (like a rose or sunflower), plus 1 beautiful word (like peace or love).
Whenever a thought enters your mind (which happens to me, too) simply observe the thought. Don’t engage the thought, and don’t try to push the thought away. Let the thought float by, like a fluffy cloud.
#5. When your alarm rings, end your meditation with an “I AM” statement. For example, “I AM HEALTHY AND HAPPY,” or “I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY LIFE.”
Start with 5 minutes of meditation each day for one week. Add 1 additional minute per week until you reach 10 minutes. Enjoy!