Feb 13

One Minute Meditation

One thing I try to do when things get stressed or out of control is to do a one minute meditation. We all get so busy with life that it is so hard to take time out to meditate. You may have some time that you DO meditate but sometimes you wish that you could just escape and get away for awhile. That is when I use my one minute meditation.

It only takes a moment to close your eyes and try to catch that moment of NOW. To just set everything else aside and concentrate on just existing, now. To lay all that is going around you away for just even a moment can help tremendously.

Find a place, quiet or not that you can close your eyes and concentrate for a minute. You don’t need any special spot or get your body in any special position. Just keep your feet planted on the floor and keep your back straight and relax. Put your hands in a position that is relaxed and still. I prefer in my lap, cupped with one hand over the other. But you might prefer something different. At your side or on your lap with your hands extended upward.

Then concentrate on your breathing. Focus on the air flowing in and out of your nose. Try not to get distracted, but if you do, just go back to your breathing…… in and out…… your chest going up and down. Another thing I do is concentrate on a moment in time, that I have enjoyed in the past and focus on that event. It might be a beach you have been to. An event that was wonderfully fantastic. Or maybe a moment during your childhood that was soothing to you in your mind. I have several that I revert back to. I just put myself into that moment. Experience the sun on my face, or the moment in my mind. However so briefly, it is very rewarding.

When the time urge strikes you, open your eyes. It may have been a minute or several. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you took some time. Time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and went to this time, albeit a moment, that is satisfying to you. See how you feel at that moment. Refreshed? Relaxed? Exhilarated? Open minded? Whatever! It will be better than the moment before you tried!

The more you keep trying, the better you get at it. Try it at different times throughout the day. Different lengths if you can. The important thing is to take that moment to set your mind free, if only for a moment. That way your day can be filled with numerous “fantastic moments” where you are in the now, enjoying life!

Feb 13

Moment by Moment by Moment

For us to be present, truely present, we must try to dismiss those things from our past and our thoughts or ideas and try to concentrate on the only moment we really have. That is always this one. The moment right now. Meditating on this moment will help us to reclaim our present. And experiencing this moment will help us on the future, moment by moment by moment.

We need to be mindful of our current existance, the here and now. To pay attention to the current moment as if everything else depended on it. It is something we all have, inside of each and everyone of us. It is the ability to capture that moment, every moment, instead of dwelling on all the other distractions todays life presents us. Instead of dwelling on those things that have already past, in which we now have no ability to change, we dwell on the present moment with all of our existance.

When you are practicing meditation, try to concentrate on this moment. If it doesn’t work out, if your mind wonders, no problem. Now you have this next moment to work on. We have nothing but moments to live in. We can get caught up in other issues, problems, topics. Don’t worry about it. Just try to bring yourself back to the moment, concentrating on your breathing, or the sounds around you, or the smells around you. There is no agenda to pay attention to. If you wonder off just pull yourself back again and again, moment by moment. Don’t beat yourself up if you wonder off. It’s fine, we all do it. Our mind is a complex thing, that has hundreds things it is processing. Just embrace the awareness being open. Open to all that is happening around you. Thoughts that enter your mind, don’t acknowledge them. Just let them roll away like a leaf blowing in the wind. Don’t categorize it. Don’t acknowledge it. Just let it enter and blow away. Don’t try to force it. Don’t take anything personally. Embrace the stillness. Don’t let your thoughts go anywhere. Just rest in the awareness. You are bound to get carried away from time to time, just bring yourself back. Be aware, be awake and draw it all in. You aren’t doing anything wrong. You are just taking the journey. Just the fact that you acknowledge that you have wondered off shows that you are already back to the moment. Just try to experience each moment by moment by moment, time and time again.

Feb 13

The Power of Now

 Probably the books that have influenced me most is from Eckhart Tolle.  I was introduced to Tolle from the book, You’ve Got to Read this Book, by Jack Canfield & Gay Hendricks. Which is another enlightening book.

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher who  is the author of the bestseller book, The Power of Now and his highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth.   Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives.   At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.   An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. A prerequisite for our personal happiness and well being.

My personal journey into meditation got its roots from reading Tolle’s books.  The concept is to practice the power of Now in every moment of your day and life.  To be able to enjoy each moment instead of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.  To be present, “now” and to seek happiness in each moment instead of expecting something in the future or waiting for “better” times.

For me his teachings have transformed my entire being.  Enjoying more and more my life and my being.  I highly encourage anyone to either read Eckhart’s books are download his audio tapes.  They ARE life changing!

Feb 13

Welcome

I started Meditating around 2010 and I found it gave me so much joy that I felt compelled to share my experience with others on this website. When I began I had no idea what I was doing. No idea how to start. And, I had so many preconceived misconceptions about what Meditation I started doing some personal research about how, why and methods of Meditation.

I am no means an expert, and probably always will be a beginner, but maybe I  helped others achieve their goals by the information I have posted on this website. I do not use meditation as a spiritual or religious avenue, but believe the practice is spiritual by its very nature!

Since I have not been able to keep my website up to date over the past few years, I have decided to shut it down at the end of 2017.  I hope you have all enjoyed my information and have begun your own meditation exploration on your own.   Thank you for all of your comments throughout the years.  I hope you find joy and peace.

Dr. Jerry Findley

Feb 08

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Feb 01

Finding Time

It becomes harder and harder to find the time!

That seems to be the all time excuse.  I just can’t find the time.  Well some days that is the case and you just can’t pull out the time from your busy schedule to pull it off.

I have found though, that if I DO find the time everything else seems to fall into place. I seem to have more time than I had before.  Maybe it’s because I am less stressed.  I don’t hurry as fast or I just am more laid back all and all.

Whatever the case is, when I find the time everything else seems better.  On the weekends when I am not sure I will have time to meditate, I get up just a little early.  I sit alone, often times in the dark, just having my quiet time.  I also have been known to get up in the middle of the night, if I can’t sleep or if I am stressed about something and spend some time clearing my mind.  It always seems to help.

No matter how busy we get, it is so important to find some time for yourself. In what ever you do. But especially for meditation.  Life seems to be so much better because of it.  Even if it is only 10 or 15 minutes.  It is better than none at all!