4-Week Meditation Series

I’m super excited about starting this 4-week meditation series! So many great things can come from meditating, and I’m eager to explore.

Why Meditate?
The list of benefits is endless: reduce stress, manage anxiety and depression, enhance spiritual wellness, improve focus and memory, increase patience, enhance awareness, improve sleep, manage pain, lower blood pressure and more!

alone-hand-hindu-1321727.jpgDifferent Kinds of Meditation
In the past, when I heard “meditation”, I would picture someone sitting in the lotus position, listening to sounds of a babbling brook and continuously breathing, “om”.

And that can be part of it.

What I didn’t realize was that there are sooo many different forms of meditation from different religions and cultures: Buddhist, Hindu, Chinese, Christian, etc. There are different postures, movements, vocabulary and tools, and various forms of meditation can have different benefits or outcomes.

My Intentions
I plan to focus on mainly Christian-based types of meditation during this 4-week series. I pray daily, but lately it’s been a lot of just me talking to God and not a lot of listening.

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 12.15.44 PMA few things I am hoping to find through my meditation journey include:

  • To become a better listener.
  • Better focus and a calm mind.
  • To enhance my relationship with God and become more aware of what He wants for me.
  • To reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Enhance my overall spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing.

What the 4 week series will look like:

I will try a different form of meditation each week and post regular updates on my findings. I’ll discuss what I did, tools I used, what I learned and thoughts on the experiences.

This is what I have planned for the next 4 weeks:

Week 1: Focused meditation: I will focus only on breathing in quiet for 5-10 minutes.

Week 2: Guided meditation: I will meditate with an audio guide for 10-20 minutes.

Week 3: Movement meditation: I will try different forms of meditation with movement.

Week 4: Meditation through reading: My sister gave me a daily meditation book, and I will meditate on passages from this book as well as parts of scripture.

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