What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Does the worry about work creep in while you are moving around so busily in the morning?
Perhaps you are like most people who jump into action like a bullet right after waking up in the morning. Or more likely you unwillingly drag yourself out of bed to start your day. Whatever the case may be, you soon go full spin of a busy day, rushing to get your kids to school, interacting with people, putting out fires at work, or other obligations you must attend to. So comes another day just like yesterday, and the day before yesterday, and the day before. You are running your days automatically, without thinking.
Is meditation something you consider essential in the morning?
How would you feel if you spent 15-20min each morning to attune to your own power?
Do you tune into your inner peace before interacting with people?
When you first wake up in the morning, you, the energy essence of you, reemerge into your body. In a sense, you are “reborn”. Before you recondition yourself to the daily hustles ahead of you, it is a precious time to tune in to your inner peace, and step into your power within, with a clear and peaceful mind. Developing an early morning meditation routine could be life-changing for you.
Albert Einstein once said “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
An early morning meditation is indispensable. It can clear our thinking so that we can see the essence of our creations in the physical plane. It allows the tuning in to who we really are and create harmonious relationships.
The important question is: how to effectively meditate?
Simply put, meditation is to quiet your mind and forget your body in order to just be. Be the consciousness that you are. Be the energy that you are. Your soul knows what needs to be done and will work on it.
Set 15 to 20 min in an undisturbed environment. You could lay on the bed or sit on a chair. Make yourself comfortable without any strains in the body. Quite your mind and focus on your breathing. Thoughts will come and go, just let them be. Do not respond or grip onto any thoughts, simply observe them disappearing, without any judgement. Place your full awareness on your breathing.
You see that the technical aspect of meditation is rather simple. However, the understanding of the process deepens your experience. Focusing on your breathing and letting go of thoughts are perhaps the hardest parts of meditation.
Why focus on your breathing?
“Breathing is the connecting link between the conscious and the subconscious, between body and mind. In fact, the ability to control our body and mind, and to change our lives, our karma, depends upon this breathing. One must concentrate on the breathing, or more specifically upon the out-breath.”
Zen teachers agree that the breathing in meditation is the anchor. What makes you alive is your energy. Breathing is feeding life force into your energy, it’s the hallmark of you being alive. Place your full attention on breathing during meditation allows for infusion of energy at its purest form and the feeling of Beingness.
Why let go of your thought?
The human mind loves being busy. The mind loves to stream thoughts nonstop. A thought comes, usually in the form of worry of some sort. Then follows more thoughts in line with the first, next thing you know you are further down the delusion and created the bodily manifestation of worry. You create reality based on what’s going on in your mind. Accompany the thoughts are our breathing patterns. It’s like the thoughts are embedded in our breathing, we unconsciously take on less life force with our breathing when stressed out. Letting go of your thoughts and be OK with the come and go of thoughts until your mind becomes quieter and quitter.
Keep on meditating even if you don’t see any tangible results in the beginning. When you “reemerge” into your body every morning don’t forge ahead immediately, take the time to meditate. Tune in to your own life force and your life will be changed for the better!