I was recently talking with someone about my new book coming out:
“Getting Your Mind to MIND YOU!” & explaining it is a beginners
guide to meditation.
They too, like I once did, believed that in order to meditate – you had to
get your mind to be quiet!
I first learned this important lesson several years ago when I went with
my girlfriend to her meditation group.
Her teacher, knowing there were a few of us 1st timers there that day
gave the following simple instructions:
“Sit down, shut up, and see what happens!”
Immediately, I thought to myself – ‘I CAN DO THAT!!’
Her teacher, Trime, a Tibetan Buddhist nun, went on to explain there are
1,000’s of different types of meditation these days.
The tradition she taught had to do with using meditation to help TAME &
TRAIN our mind because it is our most valuable asset.
One way I like to describe it:
If you think of your mind as a car that is swerving erratically on
an UNLINED road, all over the place & totally out of control.
Meditation is like placing the lines on the road, giving the ‘out of control’
car the direction it needs & using those lines to stay steady forward!
And here is the best part:
We don’t need to meditate for hours!
I teach my clients to start with just 1 minute of meditating – with the focus
on paying much attention to our breath.
You can eventually go longer as you begin to tame your mind. I aim for
between 5-15 minutes most times.
BE CONSISTENT! Better to do 1 minute a day every day vs 10 minutes 3x a week!
I’ve made a 1 minute guided meditation you can use to help you get started
& you can click here to access it!
Join us in our 30 Day MINDING YOU Challenge!
Watch the video, 1 x a day for 30 days.
And if you would like to learn more, check out my new book: Getting Your
Mind to MIND YOU! (Available 9/1/17)
Let us know how it’s going below!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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