Change your day with a short meditation

If you do not meditate or set the tone first thing, you could likely have a disconnected or unpleasant day.

by Tina G. Sacchi — 

How many times have you felt that your body is here, your mind is there, your emotions are somewhere else — and who knows where your spirit is? This is true for a lot of people in today’s busy world.

We have all heard of the mind-body-spirit connection, which can be achieved through meditation. Many people, however, claim they do not have the time. They might be surprised to know that even a few minutes of morning meditation can set a positive tone for their day.

Many people awaken and start off going from 0 to 60 mph. When their alarm clocks sound, they bolt out of bed. Do you start your day at this frenetic pace? If so, most likely you have set the tone to race through the rest of your day, not only physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

You would not walk out of your house in the morning without brushing your teeth — it would feel unpleasant. It is the same with meditation. If you do not meditate or set the tone first thing, you could likely have a disconnected or unpleasant day.

Try this: To create a positive outlook for your day, start with a meditation — even if it is only for a few minutes. As you become aware that you are waking up or as your alarm clock’s soft music gently awakens you, do not open your eyes but lie in bed and connect to a place of gratitude, peace and love for yourself and for all the people with whom you will come into contact throughout the day.

Take advantage of the stillness in your body as you awaken. Some of us need to be in a deep state for meditation; so rather than fully awakening yourself and then trying to get back into a meditative state, lie in bed for an extra five or 10 minutes and recite affirmations in your mind such as: “My day is filled with balance, love and peace. I attract helpful people as I go about my day. All is well now.”

Most of the time, you will probably need just a few minutes, especially if you make this part of your daily routine. Set your alarm earlier than normal so you do not rush through it. This is the time for you to set your daily tone and intention. If you need more time at first, treat yourself to it.

Meditation is also helpful for obtaining answers and clarity — not from the outside world — but from within yourself. All your answers are there.

If you are constantly running around at the same frenetic pace every day of the week, how can you get clarity and find answers? Begin your day with meditation. You will be surprised by your calm and centered results.

 

Tina G. Sacchi is a holistic shamanic practitioner, certified hypnotherapist, speaker and teacher. Her techniques include dowsing, Reiki, ear coning, meditation, life coaching, spiritual/angel readings, crystal and sound healing. www.TinaSacchi.com, 623-261-6167 or tina@tinasacchi.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 2, Apr/May 2010.

 

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