I guide people to reach the special energy created while meditating, by using words. It can be like a story I tell them that leads them to a space where the barriers of the mind and the inherent hidden resistance are slowly melting and new possibilities are arising.
But what if you’re alone, and you don’t have someone to guide you, and you don’t feel like listening to a recorded meditation, but still you want to meditate and have this space of inner serenity and you don’t know where to start?
Here’s another nice and simple way to meditate:
Look at the pic of a beautiful sunset seen through olive tree branches. It was taken from my house and it was breath-taking. Take a moment to look at it.
You can focus on the branches or zoom out and focus on the sunset. Try to choose your focus and don't jump from one thing to an other. Once your eyes are set on either the branches or the sunset, allow them to just stay there and soften your gaze. It doesn’t have to be an intense gaze but rather relaxed and consistent. Pay attention to your normal breath the entire time.
After not very long, for some of you even quite instantly, you’ll get the sense like you’re being carried away to a different space, and simultaneously you’ll get a subtle sense of having more presence.
Keep on going for a few moments longer, allowing the sensation to go stronger. If it feels good you can close your eyes and still have the image in your mind’s eyes. Whether you’ve chosen to close your eyes or kept them open, keep paying attention to your natural breath. You’ll notice that as you carry on with this the sensation changes, and it might come and go. That’s OK. That’s a part of the practice and also the energy is changing all the time. You don’t need to hold on to it but let it naturally take its course.
With this simple way of meditating you can create new space of presence and peace for yourself. How does It get any better?
Try it out, let me know how it went for you. Remember, there are many techniques and ways to get into and create this wonderful space of presence and peace. If after a few trials of practicing a certain way you get a sense that it doesn’t work for you, don't be discouraged! you can always try a different way. It’s totally worth it.