Quality Time Meditations: You are "Your Most Significant Other" Spend "Quality Time" with Your Self.
You are your most “significant other.” But how much “quality time” do you spend with yourself? How well do you know yourself? Meditation gives you the wonderful opportunity to just “be with” and really get to know yourself.
I have recorded twelve guided meditations to help you to learn how to quiet your mind and open your heart. By doing so, you can live your life more wisely, healthfully, and compassionately. Each of these meditations will help you to shift into a relaxed, healthy, and whole state of being—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of these meditations:
Begin by choosing whichever meditation calls to you first, and then gradually go through all of them over the course of several days or weeks. Find the one(s) you like most and practice them daily. After you become familiar with a given meditation, you can begin to practice it on your own—shortening, lengthening, or revising it as you wish.
Note that as you practice these meditations you may find that they somehow find a way to “show up” just at the right moment in your day when you most need them. For example, when you really need to destress or to revive your energies or to experience some much needed compassion, you’ll know intuitively which practice you need. These practices help remind you that balance and inner peace are your natural states of being no matter what else is going on at any given moment. Peace of mind is just a breath or a thought or an image away.
I have found in the nearly sixty years that I have been meditating that it is so important to give yourself the “quality time” you need each day to revive, heal, and bring yourself into balance and heart/mind coherence. Physiologically all it takes is three to four minutes of meditation to change the chemical makeup of the hormones coursing through your body from being stressful, inflammatory ones to primarily being healthy, healing, relaxation ones.
So, give yourself the blessed gift of meditation every day. It will become your steadfast companion. You definitely deserve it. Happy meditating!
When you are Quiet, you can eavesdrop on God. And then you can truly Listen to and come to Know yourself.
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