In preparation for a Stress-Reduction Phone Seminar, I ?played? with different types of meditation. I approached it with the sense of play and curiosity I talked about yesterday and it was really fun.
Who said meditation should be serious? Who said it should be scary?
Do I have to always sit crossed legs in a quiet room with candles and music?
The answer is NO. Mediation can be simple as gazing at the wall and counting your breaths or saying an affirmation or mantra over and over again. One of my favorite ways is to listen to one of my guided meditations on my iPod when I come back from work and need a break before dinner and whatever else I have that night.
I call it my ?Meditation Nap.? My daughter says it is funny that I listen to my own voice on my iPod. Funny?? Maybe. But it always calms me down and gives me a refreshing boost of energy.
By the way, I always set the alarm clock to 20 minutes when I take my ?Meditation Naps? because I sometimes fall asleep in the middle?..don’t tell anyone! In my morning meditation I make sure to sit up straight and to stay awake and concentrated but during my nap, I don’t? mind if I fall asleep.
Be creative, have fun with meditation. It doesn’t have to be serious!