This guided meditation is a great way to bring peace, calm and relaxation at the end of your day. Weather you’ve had a stressful day, or an amazing day full of excitement this meditation will help you unwind, relax and prepare your mind for a deep restful sleep.
The setting of this meditation means a lot to myself and mark, it was shot at the Elephant Nature Park’s Kachanaburi locatin- Elephant Haven- right on the bank of the river Kwai. Please check out their great cause:
When you start your meditation practice its easy to not know what to expect or even to expect something from it like you might get from anything else you “do” in life. But meditation is not a “doing”, it is a “being”. It is a learning to find stillness and peace within the idea that the moment you are in, the moment you are experiencing right at that moment is enough.
The trick is that our minds are not used to this way of thinking. Our modern day lives & culture tend to clutter our conscious thoughts with projections and stress towards the future and the past. Meditation helps us learn to let go. Meditation to me, and what I would like to share with you, is about bathing in the now. And finding peace with exactly who you are, where you are, and that all other chatter in your head can and eventually will be cleansed by the regular practice and training of momentary awareness.
When you start your mind is not used to this. It will fight back and flare up with thoughts and wander and tell you its bored and you should stop. These are all normal experiences. Always. The trick is to breath it in when it happens, see it happening, and exhale it out only to reset your focus again. Its not a failure. Its just what happened. And in time will happen less and less as your focus and mind becomes more and more accustomed to quiet, peace, and stillness.
More than anything in life, there is no result when you meditate. It is just acceptance. And you.
There are so many great benefits to meditation once you truly learn to love the process and practice it daily. Through mediation you will slowly begin to achieve more patience in your every day life, how to appreciate the simple things, and how to find the space in your mind to spread more love and kindness into the world around you.
Find a comfortable seated position, put some headphones on, relax, and allow yourself to let go and surrender into the now.
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Shot on the River Kwai at the Elephant Haven Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
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