Start your day with meditation
There is not only one way to meditate, there are many way and some are very simple to start with.
I sometimes hear “meditation is difficult”, “I don’t succeed to stop my thoughts”, “my feet hurts when I sit too long on the floor”. But If I tell you that there is another simple way to start, would you like to try it ? Firstaval, let’s talk a bit about why you may like to experiment meditation and which benefit you could get from it.
The benefit of meditation.
The meditation is a time just for yourself, where you can be in connection with your own body. You can feel it, observe your breathing, and may realize the tension zone your was ignoring before. Being aware of your muscles tensions in your all body is the first stage to release them.
It’s a nice way to create your protection bubble to feel supported all along your day. Indeed, during our day you may face various aggressions : sounds, negative energy of some persons, some pressure at work… or just the weather who affect our body because of the humidity, the law pressure, the heat… Our skin is very sensitive and we have many receptors who give informations to our brain about what’s going in its environment : it’s constantly communicating. Same for each of our sens, but the hearing and skin sensation can never been ignored.
If you start your day with meditation, and go back to your body/house, you can feel less affected by the outside : you are conscious of it, you feel and observe, and you can control you mind because you understand what’s going on, and can filter the informations you receive and decide what to do with them. You are your own master !
How can I start my day with meditation ?
A very easy way to do it, especially if you’re in a hurry, is choosing an action that you have to do every day. Let’s say washing you face. Do each action with your full consciousness.
First, you open the water, you put your hand under the water. You feel if it’s hot or cold, lot of pressure or not : observe your physical sensations without changing anything. If you use a glove, how do you take it ? Which movement are you doing to wash your face ? Then you rinse the glove, you put it back to its place. You take a towel, you dry your face. You close your eyes, what do you feel ? Don’t look for answer, just remain in your sensation and feeling, no judgement, no comment.
Just be here and now and observe a daily action, that’s it. You may realize that when you are focus on doing an action with all your attention there is less space for your thoughts. It’s getting much more quiet inside yourself !
Try with any action : put your cloth on, wash the dishes… any simple things. It’s not especially taking longer to do the action, you are just more aware.
What’s happening when you meditate ?
You experiment various stage during meditation. This is why I suggest a progression, starting with the OBSERVATION of a daily action without changing anything.
Then, you may want to take some time before sleeping to lie down to observe your breathing, how each part of your body is moving, the sensation of the air in your nose going in, and out, the speed, the temperature, the color it could have, the texture… This is the first stage of RELAXATION. The mind calm down, the emotions get released, the muscles let go any tensions…
Your brain is creating some waves of various frequences. This wave are generally fast when you start to meditate. You may be in gamma waves, which are faster (36Hz and more). When you are learning something, your brain creates this kind of waves. The more stressed you are, the faster the vibrations or the wave may be… which is one of the reason why you may feel tired actually, or sometimes can’t sleep properly : your brain need some rest as well !
When you are awake and in a normal stage of consciousness, your brain wave frequence is called the beta waves (13 to 36Hz). When you calm down and meditate, you rich the alpha waves (8-13Hz) : you are awake, physically and mental relaxed. If you reach a stage of deep meditation, you may rich the Thêta waves (4-8Hz).
After the relaxation, you may be able to OBSERVE your thoughts, if you have any. They are here, you see them, but you don’t change anything and accept their existence. They have their own life, don’t judge, let things be. You slowly get more aware of yourself, your own environment.
It’s totally ok if you need to move to do some meditation : trans, whirling, free movement, walking in the street, in nature… You can have eyes close, eyes open, everything is fine. You need to do what is confortable for you : this is your time. You also can observe a tree, the wind in the leaves… Let the images comes to you : see without watching.
The further you go, the more you can access to deeper level of consciousness. You can access to visions, intuitions, CREATIVES THOUGHTS, messages from your guides / univers depending of your believings.
Then, you may reach a stage of pure love, UNITY, harmony with yourself. You are a human being, part of the all : the illusion of the separation slowly drop. The time and space slowly disappear. You are here and now. Your ego is not longer here : you know you are but your conscience is larger than a human being. Life is infinite, death in only the end of a cycle. Everything become the conscious itself.
This experience is wonderful : the instant of grace when you met what can be called the divin. A powerful love and light surround you, for me this is the ecstasis. This last generally few second in the real 3D time but you feel this is much longer… If you have any resistance left, in that time everything drop to simply be pure harmony, pure love : a magical experience who deeply heal and transform you each time. This is when you can feel the existence of your consciousness, this energy who will remain after your death in the immensity of the cosmos.
It’s not easy to describe as for me this is a personal experience between you and your self, and with the univers. This is why in the Sufi philosophy we talk about “the quest of the self ” or “the quest of the divin” and the way of love. For me this is a very precious time for myself, on which I know I activate my self healing process and improve my wellness. I reached a stage where I have fewer thoughts everyday, often nothing at all… and this is such pure happyness and wellness because it leave space for creativity and existence itself.
Do you own experience and please feel free to share it, whichever stage you experimented. No judgement, we all have different way, pace…
Thanks for sharing, trying, and please before all ENJOY : remember, this is easy to start.
_/|\_ Namaste _/|\_