Day 31: Acts of Kindness Sundays – Take Some Time to Meditate, Guest Post

Day 31 Action:

By Rebecca S., Eugene, Oregon

The political climate today can make the most zen of us a little stressed. Let’s take less than 10 minutes today and do a guided meditation. Guided meditation? You’re probably, thinking, what the what?? You want me sitting silently in a room and clear my mind of all thoughts?! Nope, can’t do it.

Ah, my dear zen newbies, it is possible.

This The New York Times article does a great job introducing meditation to newcomers. The article states:

“…meditation isn’t about letting your thoughts wander. But it isn’t about trying to empty your mind, either. Instead, the practice involves paying close attention to the present moment — especially our own thoughts, emotions and sensations — whatever it is that’s happening.”

The article also has free guided meditations you can follow, ranging from one minute to 15-minutes. At the end, it also recommends a few apps you can use on your phone. One missing, that I love and use nightly, is Meditation Studio – Guided Meditations and Courses.

Let’s all take a moment, even just one minute, to unwind and find some peace and calmness in all this turmoil.

Photo Source: Huffington Post

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