Changing Your Life

If you’ve decided that your life needs a change, but you don’t know how to go about creating that change, then you might try meditation. If your life feels stagnant and unchanging, or if it feels like it is changing too quickly, meditation works for that. Meditation does not transform your world overnight, but it can give you little pockets of peace, everyday, from which positive changes can grow.

Meditation is a lot like watching television or sitting at the computer, only there is no television or computer. You don’t need any special skill, spiritual incline, or religious beliefs. You need to take a few minutes everyday to devote yourself to inviting positive change.

To meditate, find a quiet space where you will not be interrupted. Put a few cushions on a carpeted floor, or sit on a firm chair. Breathe in deeply and breathe out slowly. Do that three of four times, then begin counting your breaths from one to ten.

When your thoughts carry you away from your breaths, return to your breath and start counting again at one.

Keep your eyes open, lightly focused and looking downward to an area about three feet in front of you. Place your hands in your lap. Rest your tongue on the front of the roof of your mouth. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try not to squirm. If the sky opens up in front of you, return to your breath, and start counting again at one. Try meditating twice a day for 15-20 minutes at a time.

If this way doesn’t work for you, try your own way. Your life will change.

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