There are times when time itself seems to get away from us. Why?
Is it because life is going faster?
Is it lack of organisation?
For some people, very possibly.
For others it may be their days are so full up they simply don’t take time out to smell the daisies.
So how do you find time to fit in meditation?
Well you could try the One Minute Meditation.
Before I take you further with this concept let us step sideways and examine the difference between ‘one moment’ and ‘one minute’.
While the ‘moment’ may be intended to last one minute or perhaps even less, more often than not it becomes elastic.
A minute lasts for 60 seconds. Not shorter. Not longer. Sixty seconds out of a time that seems to be spinning out of control. And it only takes sixty seconds to start regaining control of that missing time.
So in this instant it is important that the One Minute concept is taken literally. To begin with the use of a timer will be very helpful, and allow the meditator to concentrate on the meditation rather than fretting about keeping to the single minute.
Once you become accustomed to meditating for a single minute, you will find yourself doing it at strategic times in your life without giving it a though. So let’s get started.
And to begin with you will need that timer.
Find a quiet spot, - for this meditation you can use the ‘loo’ or bathroom and lock yourself in if you have to.
Make yourself comfortable set your timer, and count your breaths. Sixty seconds – you can do that.
Or - you can set your time and let your mind focus on your dream holiday. No expectations, no plans, just the soothing sensation you get from thinking about that special dream holiday.
The benefit of the one minute meditation is that when you become accustomed to the practise you can use it in moments of high tension to deliberately relax yourself; you can do it while waiting to go into an interview, or when a work colleague irritates you. You can use it for almost anything that comes to mind.
The One Minute meditation thus becomes a very powerful tool or weapon in your arsenal when dealing with some of the curveballs life throws at you.
And we all have time for ‘a minute’, don’t we?