Extending on Monday’s meditation post, two things quickly become apparent when you start meditating:
- It’s hard to carve out 20 or 30 minutes a day, every day and. . .
- Sometimes you could use a little boost to keep your mind calmed
One thing I’ve been experimenting with in regard to both these things are “mini-meditations”, which can mean different things to different people. For some, it means taking only a few breaths. For me I need at least a few moments to have what I would consider any peace of mind, so I usually pick a time in between lessons and do this:
- Retreat to a quiet room in my house.
- Set a timer for around 5 or 10 minutes
- Sit and concentrate on my breath.
This doesn’t get me in the same state as a 20 or 30 minute session, but it’s enough to calm my mind a bit, and lets me sit with whatever anxieties or thoughts have been conjured up so far in the day.
I still try to get a longer session in as often as possible – almost every day. But this will do in a pinch – give it a shot.