A Very Simple Meditation Practice

Meditation is hard. At least it is for me. And I have been at this for decades. So here is my simple meditation instruction for those who don’t like meditating.

You can do this in any position, and in any situation. Begin with just three breaths. As you breathe in say in your mind “open.” As you breathe out say in your mind “relax.”

As you breathe in, not only say to yourself “open,” but become open to the world around you. Like a flower opening to the sun, open your heart to reality as it is, right now.

As you breathe out, not only say to yourself “relax,” but let the muscles in your body relax. Just let your body go limp, like the air being let out of a balloon.

If you are sitting, make sure the palms of your hands are turned up. This is giving your body the clue to open up, be receptive, and relax.

Be completely present in the here and now. That’s it.

You can also use this as a centering practice before doing regular meditation. Relaxation is the doorway to mindfulness.

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Jay N. Forrest

We are old too soon, and wise too late! We will never catch Lady Wisdom, but it's the pursuit that makes us who we are. Let an old man help you along on your own pursuit of wisdom. If you are interested in my educational and professional background, please see my website at JayForrest.org