When we start to meditate, there are many challenges. One of the greatest difficulties is finding the time to meditate, even if it's just for 5 or 10 minutes a day. Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn asks us to practice as though our lives depend upon it, such is the importance of the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice. Spending just a few minutes every day engaging our mindful way of being can make all the difference. Short pauses during the day create space to help us decide how to respond to situations, rather than react, perhaps out of old habits or entrenched ways of being..
This week, perhaps try using sound as an anchor to the present moment. Here’s a link to my 6-minute Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation on Insight Timer which invites the mind to focus on resonance and tone, calming the residual chatter.
For further reading, this selection of great articles and video clips will help you to keep your practice going over the next few weeks:
5 Questions to Keep Your Meditation Practice Going by Elisha Goldstein
Watch this great video compilation about the 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness with Jon Kabat Zinn
How to Make Friends With Your Feelings with Elaine Smookler
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