Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit-Jeremy Taylor
After 3 days of working 12-hour night shift, I Have only one day off and tomorrow I will be on morning shift duty. I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop for almost 2 hours, trying to concentrate on writing a blog but my mind is restless. I simply cannot concentrate….
Spell it out; I am suffering from S-T-R-E-S-S!
My hectic schedule affects the deep inner recesses of my mind. Because of this, I practiced SILENCE and MEDITATION…
According to the book of Deepak Chopra entitled FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION,
Meditation helps reduce the level of emotional commotion by quieting the inner dialogue that generates turbulence. At the every moment we engage in a running dialogue with ourselves about our jobs and relations. Meditation serves to interrupt this thought traffic temporarily and to enable the emergence of new creative viewpoints that may not have previously been considered.
I haven’t attended any formal meditation class. What I am using is the SO-HUM Meditation Technique that I’ve learned from the well-known author Deepak Chopra on his book FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION and I want to share it with you.
- Find a comfortable place to sit where you will not be disturbed.
- Close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths.
- Survey your body and adjust your position so you are not feeling any tension in your muscles.
- Begin observing the inflow and outflow of your breath.
- Introduce the internal thoughts “SO” on each inhalation and thought “HUM” on each exhalation.
- Once you have established some rhythm to the silent repetition of SO-HUM, release your attention on the breathe.
- When you realize you have stopped thinking the mantra and have been lost in trains of thought, gently shift your attention back to the mantra.
- When you realized your awareness has gone outward to a sound in your environment, gently bring it back to the mantra.
- Treat the interruption of thoughts or noises with and inner attitude of “whatever happens during my meditation is okay.”
- Practice the meditation for about fifteen to twenty minutes twice each day, in the morning and the evening.
This simple techniques gives me peace of mind in the middle of a chaotic world and by sharing it to you, I hope that it will also bring healing and transformation.