Learn how to incorporate a 5 minute meditation into any part of your day to improve your spiritual health.
Do you know that you can meditate in 5 minutes? It's true.
When many people think of meditation, they usually imagine it as a difficult and complex process which requires a blank mind, a totally quiet space and some ethereal music playing. Others imagine a retreat in a stunning natural setting with exquisite meals and enlightened teachers. Anyone could find peace and enlightenment in that setting couldn’t they? It's experience that not many of us ever have the opportunity to experience.
Parents are familiar with an early morning “Mommy/Daddy wake up!” If this is your crack of dawn wakeup call, It's pretty hard to feel peaceful. It's not exactly the tranquil sounds of nature is it? What if your day starts with an early morning gym session before you go to work where you barely have time to eat lunch? What if you work night shifts, and your day starts when everyone else seems to be finishing? Welcome to the reality of modern spirituality. Peaceful moments are few and far between. How can a person possibly hope to work on themselves if they barely have a break?
Take 5 Minutes A Day For Yourself
Whenever and wherever it can happen, take five minutes to do something for yourself. The thought of taking time for yourself is a difficult concept to many people. Many people feel that they have to "do it all", but doing it all for everyone else, leaves precious little time for the most important person of all~ you.
Do Something You Love
Do what you love for a full five minutes. Read, dance, sing, or make a cup of something your enjoy drinking and have it while it's still hot! For those five glorious minutes you are going to be only thinking about your needs. Breathe deeply and enjoy. Engage all of your senses as you do. Notice the smell and taste of your drink, or the sensation of your body moving as your dance. Listen to the sound of the music filling you room, or enjoy the crisp feel of the pages of your book. Let go of guilt during this time. What you are doing is contributing to your positive mental health, which in turn feeds your soul.
When you allow yourself to be fully and completely in the moment, without interruption, you connect with yourself again. Welcome to five minute meditation! Didn’t it feel great? The point of taking five minutes for yourself is a baby step towards being able to connect with yourself and find the inner peace you need to keep going with the daily slog, because let's be real, some days are a real challenge!
Fully enjoy your five minutes and then continue on with your day. When you need to, you can then tap into those good feelings that you allowed yourself to feel. Creating a feeling of positive energy is a big step towards mind-body-spirit healing and a great beginning step in any spiritual journey.