Meditation Teaches living every moment
Meditation is an amazing way that trains your brain to stay calm and to live in this moment. A simple practice is to notice your thoughts by keeping a watch in your breathing pattern. Learning meditation takes practice, time and proper guidance. Learning through CDs or online meditation guides can also be done. To start with:
Inform people living with you that you should not be disturbed while you are meditating. Set a gentle timer on your phone to know when to stop. Start with 3-5 minutes, eventually building everyday as you gain confidence in your practise.
Find a quiet spot and become comfortable. Sit on the floor on the edge of a cushion with or legs crossed. If this uncomfortable, sit in a chair.
Close your eyes and observe your breathing. While doing this, try avoiding getting distracted by thoughts. Even if it happens, let them pass by.
Start to observe the world surrounding you, without opening your eyes. Pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. Take in all that you smell or hear. Feel it emotionally or physically.
Open your eyes to come out of the practise. Start living every moment.