This guided Meditation will give you the opportunity to look at your life from a different perspective, and sometimes this new perspective will be truly eye opening.
Usually, we are so caught up in our daily routine that we lose sight of the big picture.
When we are making important decisions, we should keep in mind the whole picture, all the areas of life that are affected. We should also consider the people in our lives that are going to be affected by that decision. The following meditation exercise technique provides an opportunity to try that perception.
If you would like to listen to this meditation, please find a quiet, comfortable place where you can relax and be undisturbed for ten minutes. Sitting comfortably, relax and follow the instructions below.
Please begin listening to the guided meditation:
To begin, breathe slowly and deeply for several minutes. Allow yourself to become more and more relaxed with every breath. Pay attention to an interesting phenomena – the exhalation does not require conscious effort. You breathe in, and then just let things take their course. The air goes out by itself, and the muscles of the chest and shoulders automatically relax.
Let this feeling of relaxation to become deeper and deeper with every breath out and feel relaxation spreading throughout your whole body. Let it flow all the way down from the top of your head to the neck, to your hands, and down through the abdomen to the legs. If you notice any areas of tension, send relaxation that way with your breath.
Throughout this meditation keep breathing slowly, deeply and effortlessly all at once. This ability to relax is a very valuable skill for coping with any tension and it will deepen if you practice meditation and relaxation more often.
Now, think about some time ago, say, the period spanning back few years. Now, think about a longer time. Then an even more prolonged period. When you are ready, double the period under review, and then double it again. And now imagine the eternity.
With this eternal perspective look at your life as if you were your best friend. Before I am going to ask you some questions, have in mind that you do not need to analyze or try to figure out the answers. Instead, just let the answers resurface and float in your mind with the help of your intuitive wisdom.
What in your life really matters now?
What really matters to you?
What people play important roles in your life at the moment?
How will this decision that you have to make, affect the lives of others?
Do you have better options?
How will your life look like after the change?
Did this reveal some vital information about yourself and your life?
Take all the time that you need before you open your eyes and return your attention to your environment. It is very useful to write down your understandings and insights, and spend a few minutes in contemplation.
From the standpoint of eternity, a lot of things in our lives seem to be very small. Although at first this finding may be rather difficult, it can also be extremely liberating. It may allow you to stop wasting time on trivial matters of worthless assets, and focus on what really matters.
Please feel free to let us know if this meditation exercise technique was useful to you!
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