Happy New Year, Day one of my magical journey has come and my daily meditation is complete. I was very excited about today's meditation as it is the first day in a 365 day journey. You could say I was somewhat excited as I could barley even sleep without thinking about the journey I was about to embark on.
I woke up at 5:45 am and went into my meditation space where I relaxed, set my timer for 20 minutes, got comfortable sitting on a cushion on the floor with my legs crossed, back straight and my hands sitting on my knees palm up so I am able to receive from the universe. As I began I gently closed my eyes and took many deep belly breaths, in through my nose as deep as I could expanding my belly as far as it could go. Then I would breath out through my mouth releasing any tension, thought and anything that was not serving me or the universe in bringing love, joy and happiness. After this initial process I just and and proceeded to just "Be". I tried to not focus on my thoughts when they came up but acknowledge them and let them pass. I did find this difficult as I let my "Monkey Mind" take over, which is is a term sometimes used by the Buddha to describe the agitated, easily distracted and incessantly moving behavior of ordinary human consciousness. You can read more here. So when I felt myself engaged in the thought I was currently thinking I reverted back to my breathing exercise of deep belly breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth.I found this to be the best way to get me back into the "being". I repeated this process throughout my 20 minutes of meditation.
When I was in the state of being I would focus on the word love and repeat to myself "I am Love" I also found that mantra would keep me focused on my breathing and being and not let me get caught up in my thoughts but rather observe and watch them pass.
Over all I believe my first day was a success and I am on the magical journey of meditation, inner self discovery and guidance that will evolve throughout the year.
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