Sitting Breath Meditation
Gifts of the practice – Sitting and breathing mindfully brings four important elements into our lives: peace, clarity, compassion, and courage. When we are peaceful and clear-minded, we are inspired to be more compassionate.
Today you will be asked to count your breath. Your breath is a gift. From the day that you are born until the last instance of your life you will breathe. Your breath is an evidence that you are indivisible with this world. You are one with your environment, constantly in exchange: taking in and giving out. Your breath is also a good portable meditation device.
Count your breath from 1 to 5 and return to 1 when you have a thought. If you get to 5, start at 1 again. If you remain on 1 a lengthy period of time, that's okay. Do this non-judgmentally for 10 minutes! This is a simple exercise but it’s not easy, so don’t get discouraged!