Meditation leading to mindfulness does not simply provide a moment of relief from pain. It allows you to extend relief out over your lifetime, providing you access to portions of your mind to be completely and fully engaged. And to love your life.
Let’s begin by getting in a comfortable position. Take the proper time to ensure that your body can fully relax and stay comfortable for any length of time.
Now, begin to breathe deeply…
…and let it out slowly.
Take a moment to be present in the here and now.
As you listen, push your focus beyond simply what my words are and place your attention on your own personal experience.
Let’s allow ourselves to gently approach our breathing. Carefully and lightly, observe your breathing as you might a butterfly resting on a flower. Ever-so-softly, as the awareness of your body comes into focus, allow your breathing to continue naturally on its own.
As you breathe, in and out, consider the way the air feels as it enters fully, waiting for a beat, and then exiting the body again.
Each breath, each moment, another sensation.
Consider the parts of your body where the breath feels most alive. Is it in your nose as the breath enters? In your chest, as it fills with air? Deeper within your abdomen? Focus on the place in your body where you feel the breath is most present.
Set your attention on your breathing as it if is a mist, floating gently above the surface of the water. Imagine your breath as it rides the waves of the body, ebbing and flowing.
Gently guide the mind from thinking about the breath and simply feel the sensation… experience it… observe it. Allow it to calm your body.
Imagine yourself in tune with the awareness of breathing in your body. Nothing more.
One moment. Then the next. Breathe in. Then breathe out. Just feel your life unfold in this moment. Be present here and now.