Debbie’s Daily Dose of Food for Thought
Larry Terkel teaches how to meditate but goes a step further than most with his meditation plus technique. He has over forty years experience and firmly believes that, “the time you spend in meditation will pay dividends in every area of your life.” After reading his book, and following his suggestions for a few weeks, I agree. If you don’t meditate, you should give it a try. If you already do, you may want to read this book and follow Larry’s guidelines. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results. Here are a few things to know about how to meditate.
Make It a Daily Practice
Set aside ten minutes of your day to meditate. Relax and focus on your breathing. I find first thing in the morning works well, but ten minutes anytime of day is great. Whatever fits into your schedule is what will work best for you.
Establish a Routine
If possible, meditate at the same time everyday. Soon you mind and body will be expecting this special time.
Acknowledge Your Thoughts
Everyone leads a busy life and in today’s modern society, multi-tasking tends to be the norm and we are always thinking. Larry’s relaxed and realistic approach suggests we acknowledge the many thoughts that come to mind as we meditate. However, he recommends telling them to wait until the meditation time is over with the promise to re-visit them at that point.
Keep a Pad Handy
When you have finished meditating, keep your promise! Spend a few moments jotting down whatever thoughts came to you. You may even find solutions to problems as a course of action becomes clear.
Give Yourself Permission to Meditate