Meditation quiets our mind chatter. During a meditation session, it may take a while to get to the “quiet” place within us, and it may only be a pause between thoughts. That is the goal, to create space in between the thoughts. Meditate on the Infinite; an open space with thoughts floating nearby buzzing in and out of existence like subatomic particles. That is the true nature of reality. Accept the limitless nature inside of ourselves to feel peace and serenity. It is this space within ourselves that is our ultimate comfort.
Slow Walking Meditation
Begin alone in a quiet room with enough space to walk around.
Make sure you will be undisturbed, turn off electronics and close the door.
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Begin slowly walking around the room at a snail’s pace. Feel the way your heel begins to touch the floor and observe the way the rest of your foot follows.
When I do this exercise I usually start to observe my surroundings and notice the textures in the walls, the floor and the furniture. I start to notice things that I normally would not slow down enough to see. We can walk so quickly through life. This exercise really slows me down and clears my mind.
I start to feel an inner peace and some how, magically, an inner dialog begins. Once my mind clears of the surface material, important and relevant topics arise in my consciousness and I begin to ask myself questions and I receive answers from somewhere deep inside of me.
It is a wonderful practice and only takes a few minutes of your time. Feel free to add minutes for deeper introspection.