How To Change Your Life In Just 15 Minutes

by Frank Martinez - Date: 2007-02-20 - Word Count: 569 Share This!

Meditation is a powerful process - very powerful. It has the power to transform your life but many people never try it because they don't know how to begin.

The truth is that meditation is a simple, easy and natural process. And, to prove it to you, I'm going to teach you an easy meditation technique.

Ready? Let's get started.

Every day for 10 or 15 minutes, sit quietly by yourself somewhere peaceful. Maybe under a tree, maybe in your car, maybe in the bathroom, just someplace where you are not going to be interrupted.

Now, for this particular meditation technique, do your best to shut down your physical senses. Draw the curtains if it is bright and close your eyes. Put yourself in a place where there is not much sound. Some people play music in the background but even that can be distracting. However, something like the ticking of a clock, or the dripping of a faucet, or the trickling of a waterfall can be very soothing.

And some music, it has to be said, does fall into that same category. But even then it must be something that does not stimulate your thoughts.

Now focus inwardly, perhaps on your breathing. Be consciously aware of the air flowing into your lungs, and be consciously aware of air flowing out again. Concentrate on long breaths in, and then concentrate on long breaths out.

When you breathe in and you think it is all your lungs can hold then try breathing even more air in until your lungs feel like they are almost ready to burst. Then, at a place of full expansion of lungs, take a long, slow, relaxing, breath to let all the air out again.

Let your intention be nothing more than being in this moment right now, and just being consciously aware of breathing. Don't think about cooking breakfast, or combing your hair, or wondering how someone is doing, or thinking about yesterday, or worrying about tomorrow, or focusing on anything else in this moment except air in, and air out.

Now, during this process, within a few days of doing it, you're going to begin to feel a kind of physical detachment from your body.

A very common thing that you will feel is a sort of numbing sensation. Some describe that they cannot tell their toe from their nose. Some, if their eyes are closed, may begin to see movement of light around under their eyelids, or even flashes of color.

There is no right or wrong in this meditation technique. There is nothing that you should be reaching for. This is a state of peace.

This is a state where, for just a few moments, you stop running the show. You stop trying to make anything happen. This is a time when you just let everything go.

Fifteen minutes a day of this will change your life. This is because it will put you in the state of letting your natural energy flow more strongly through you. You'll feel better in the moment. You'll feel more energized when you come out of it.

This meditation technique is far more powerful than it might at first seem. In just a few days of consistent practice, you'll begin to notice the powerful effect it is having on your life.

So there you have it. This method will transform your life but there's one catch. It will only work if you do it!

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