photograph taken by nicolle luthringshauser at the mustard seed in blowing rock, nc
"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak."
- Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Recommended Hours: First thing when you wake up in the morning or last thing before you go to bed at night.
Start a timer for 10 minutes. (Recommend a nice sound like wind chimes)
During this time sit up in a chair with your hands in your lap and close your eyes or lower your gaze to the ground.
Notice your feet touching the ground.
Notice your hands in your lap.
Notice where you breath is coming from whether it be your chest or your belly.
Focus on that breath.
In your mind or aloud, follow your breath with the words "in" and "out".
If other thoughts come to your mind, let them float away and come back to your breath.
Make peace with those thoughts and realize that this moment is yours.
This moment is for you and appreciation for the simplicity of life and simplicity of breath.
When the chimes come bringing you back, write down your reflections and at least one thing you are grateful for today.
Practice this at least once per day, preferably at the same time of day.