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5-Minute Meditation

April 4, 2012 2 Comments

I’ve recently been asked a lot about meditation.  The main question has been about know how I clear my mind from all of the thoughts and stresses of the day.  There are a number of meditation methods, so it’s important to find out what works best for you.  I have tried a number of techniques, and I switch it up on a regular basis so I don’t get tired of it.  Sometimes I use guided meditations like this, and other times I just focus on my breathing (using the breathing techniques I learned in the “Art of Living” course).  Other times, I will enter into contemplative meditation after reading an inspirational passage or scripture.  There are a ton of free guided meditations on YouTube – you’re guaranteed to find something that will work for you.

Since I started doing it consistently, I feel less stressed and more present in every moment because my mind is no longer racing with thoughts about the past and/or future.  Research has proven the benefits of even just 5 minutes of meditation per day can have on your well-being.  This is great news for those of us with busy schedules.  You don’t have to sit in meditation for hours.  A little quiet time in the morning and a night can make a world of difference in how you feel.

For beginners, I recommend starting with a short meditation with some light music that you can focus on.  Click here for a 5-minute one that I use from time to time (particularly to center myself in the middle of the work day).  Don’t forget your headphones!  Have a great night…

Keep shining!


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I used to live life shackled by fear, doubt, and worry. I put on a happy face while navigating my day-to-day duties, but I was emotionally drained, stressed, and unhappy. When I hit rock bottom, and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was determined to live life differently. I knew there had to be another way. Out of that determination, and guidance from Spirit, the "Living in the Light" blog was born. It documents my spiritual journey out of the darkness and into the Light. After nine months of publicly sharing my journey, and consciously releasing my attachment to the ego, I experienced a powerful spiritual awakening. I went from living in fear, doubt, worry, and stress to complete inner peace. My greatest passion has become assisting others on their own journey to inner peace. My spiritual memoir, From Stress to Peace: An Intimate Journal on the Journey from Living in Darkness to Living in the Light, is available now on Amazon and Click the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the From Stress to Peace 21-Day Challenge, Living in the Light Retreats, 1:1 sessions, and the Living in the Light Community - all of which are designed to support your journey to inner peace. I appreciate you taking the time to visit the blog and look forward to supporting you in any way I can!