When I first met the Dalai Lama I gained a deeper understanding of meditation. He explained that unlike monks who live in a remote village, we don’t need a devotional practice or a spiritual space with candles and prayer beads. All we need is a quiet space to just sit and be still, and allow ourselves to be in the present.
In this meditation, I help you bring awareness back to your breath. By focusing on the physical sensation of breathing, you will enter a calmer, more peaceful state. You can do this meditation anytime–when you wake up, when you’re feeling stressed at work or even if you just need to unwind after a long day.
What I find compelling is the pause between breaths, when releasing the last bit of breath before inhaling.
In that brief pause there is peacefulness, there is silence. We’re not breathing, we’re not thinking—we’re just being. It’s enlightening and empowering and I look forward to experiencing this stillness every day.
Now give yourself permission not to think and to enter a quiet space of freedom.