that is love.
And between these two, my life turns. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Give yourself the gift of meditation
March 9, 2014
Take the time to be with yourself in meditation, maybe for 20minutes a day. Find and set up your sacred space that you can return to every day, perhaps lighting a candle or an incence stick, in front of your altar if that's in your practice.
Sitting cross legged or in half lotus - a triangluar path for the flow of energy - perhaps with a pillow under your hips; whatever is steady and comfortable for you, with a hand mudra of your choosing. Making sure that you are holding your spine straight, with all your chakras energetically aligned. The mild muscular contraction necessary to retain this pose keeps you alert so that you don't fall into a dream state. Now draw your focus in towards your inner landscape.
Breathe in the stillness and practice letting go of whatever does not serve you anymore (that of negativity, obsessions, anger, attachment), releasing any intrusive thoughts, thereby losing interest in the ego. Operating from the place of eternal bliss - your true inner Self.
They say that your mind follows your breath, so when the breath stops - your mind does too. A popular practice of meditation is to focus on the stambha - the pause in your breath after an exhalation, before the next inhalation. Meditate on this stillness, this brief moment of no mind.