How to Meditate – Simple Meditation Instructions

How to Meditate – Simple Meditation Instructions

Choose a quiet place. Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. Your back should be straight, but not rigid.

Rest your hands in your lap on your knees. Look down at the floor with your eyelids half-closed.

Take a moment to
• Meditate on a passage of inspirational literature or
• Chant or repeat a particular word or phrase.

Bring your attention to the room where you are sitting.

Hear the sounds. Feel your body. Notice your breathing.

Without trying to control your breathing, pay attention to the incoming and outgoing breath.

Take this time to silently connect to God and feel His presence.

If you like, visualize a connection to God like a stream of water.

Thank God for any two things in your life—one current, the other current or past.

Pray and ask God for two material things—one related to today, one related to the future.

Thank Him for all he has given you.

Pray and ask God for two spiritual things—one related to today, one related to the future.

Thank Him for all he has given you.

Pray and ask God to help others. Thank Him for all he has given everyone.

When you notice your mind wandering, gently return your attention to your breath.

Before we end: Ask God to talk again tomorrow and say “Thank You.”

http://www.breslov.org/tag/hisbodedus?print=pdf-page
http://www.dharmacrafts.com/Merchant2/graphics/dhaui/postures/how-to-meditate.pdf

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