Reaching a state of Zen can be quickly achieved through mindfulness and by focusing on one simple action, such as breathing. Once there, you will finally be ready to release all of the negativity associated with anxiety and stress. You can then use this practice anytime you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of the day, or find yourself wrought with negativity.
Some of the new Beditations include:
Breath Meditation: Breathing can transform your life. I added this Beditation to help you if you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, to remember to breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions.
Happiness Meditation: Happiness is the uncovering of what you already have.
You have all you need for happiness, right now. You don’t need to change anything about yourself or your life. You just need to see what’s already there. This Beditation will focus on a few ways to bring happiness into your life.
Kindness Meditation: There’s something so powerfully simple, profoundly beautiful, about the Dalai Lama’s quote:
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
This Beditation will focus on how kindness can guide every interaction you have with others,
kindness can guide your life’s work and give meaning to your life. All else will melt away, if you let go of it, and leave only kindness.
Look Around: This Beditation reminds us that there are moments when we are able to soak in the incredible beauty of life, the preciousness of it, the awe-inspiring power of the world around us. It is breath-taking, gorgeous, deeply moving. But most of the time, we forget.
Pure Experience: Usually, we’re caught up in a narrative about ourselves, our lives, our current situation, other people.
We might notice the pure experience, but almost immediately we start judging it, wishing it were different, getting upset at it, or wishing it didn’t have to change.
There’s nothing wrong with having thoughts about our experience — it’s natural. But it can be the cause of anxiety, fear, unhappiness, frustration.
Stillness Meditation: This Beditation is about dropping into the mindfulness of pure experience as a way to deal with problems, at any moment.
This Beditation draws on a practice so simple that many people will discount it as not worthy of trying.They’ll miss out on the transformative power of that very simplicity.
The practice is this: Sit still for a moment, and just feel what it feels like to be alive.
Then relax into that feeling.