We tend to think that unless we set up a special environment, routine and ritual, meditations will not work. Meditation is another form of thought process; a use and maximisation of the various brain wave patterns that are available to us. To learn to meditate is to learn how to empower ourselves to control our thought patterns, instead of being controlled by them.
It is not possible to recognise all the thoughts that pass through our conscious and subconscious mind, there are far too many of them. It is possible, once we become aware of our options, to control the quality of those thoughts. To change those thoughts from negative to positive, from a constant babble of cluttered chattering nonsense, to ordered and orderly thoughts that we can process to our advantage. To do this we have to come from a place of serenity and surrender, a place of space and consummate stillness.
How is this possible when our lives are filled with the demands of home, family work, and other commitments? How can we meditate at all under such pressures? It is, in fact, surprisingly easy, and we do it all the time without thinking about it and without being aware of what we are doing. Ask yourself when you last day-dreamed? Ask yourself what you day-dreamed about? Can't remember? Then choose a subject to focus on, and give yourself the luxury of one minute to do it in.
And there you have it.
Your one minute meditation!
Now you know© Sherry Gloag 2002