Saturday, August 7th, 2010...3:49 pm
Going within doesn’t mean we are expected to sit for hours in sukhasana (seated meditation pose) rather sit for a few minutes focused on our breathe – which is by far the simplest (and quickest) way to focus the mind – while our mind begins to slow down. And remember, the faster the pace of your thoughts, the longer it will take to watch as these begin to slow. Your goal initially may simply be to observe that you can slow down the rate of your thoughts – even quiet the mind completely. Then, with some dedicated practice, you create the stillness even more easily – and in less time. Using the breathwork meditation in my book: ‘Live Your Life’s Purpose: A guidebook to defining and living a purposeful life’ (Insomniac Press, 2008) adds a compliment of using visualization and felt sensation as two tools that help keep the mind focused. Once you begin to experience even moments of quiet – you begin to hear what is within. You begin to hear the quiet that opens up to the wisdom that has always been there – waiting to be heard.