7-Minute Mindfulness Meditation
We can take this meditation in steps, working up to what I call open mindfulness. This is a beautiful practice because for many of us, mindfulness is not something that's extremely easy to jump into.
That's why getting into it step by step is so beneficial.
First we come into by going into the breath. I find that bringing the awareness to the breath is easiest because it is the simplest thing to grasp. It is more tangible.
From there, we open up one inward eye to the mind, as it will certainly panic and want to take back your attention. This is when we shine a light onto the thoughts by keeping a percentage of attention on the mind so it does not pull us away from the the mindfulness at hand.
This is being mindFUL. Filling up the mind with the light of your awareness.
Then we can bring attention to an easy point of contact in the body, wherever that may be for you. The breath has prepped us to go into the body and give attention there.
Finally, we get to step back and look and feel it all. Like watching a movie. Inner vision on. Inner listening on. Inner sensations and breath felt. Sometimes joy is felt by stepping back into the observant place of spirit. This is open mindfulness.
Watch for any sneaky judgment or thinking. Try to stay completely awake.
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