Most people I meet tell me they don’t have the time to meditate, because they assume that 1) you need to know “how” and 2) that it takes lots of time. Let me start off by saying that there are PLENTY of techniques that help lead you towards a meditative state. There is no right way, or one way. There are different techniques that work better for some and not for others.
The simplest thing you can do is sit comfortable and “witness” your experience. Notice your breath. Notice your thoughts. Notice your sensations. Notice everything you notice, WITHOUT changing it, judging it, trying to suppress it, etc. Just witness. That’s it. That simple act can lead to profound understandings about the nature of our mind and our relationship to it.
Another simple technique is using mantra. Now there are near infinite mantra out there. If you have a mantra you already use, I encourage you to continue to use it. This video below uses a simple “AUM” sound with a drone in the background. So you can AUM along if you like, or simply enjoy the vibrations of AUM. Try sitting comfortably, turn on the AUMing video, and either AUM along with me for five minutes, or sit still and witness your experience. Do this right after you wake up in the morning, and after JUST a week or two, you’ll begin to notice some profound shifts in your over all state of being.
I hope you enjoy!
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