Learn how to master yourself, one breath, one thought at a time
#1 Find a comfortable position.
We meditate with our brains, not with our bodies, so choose what works for you – you do not need to be seated in lotus pose to achieve nirvana.
#2 Breathe in and breathe out through your nose.
(Unless you have a cold as the blockage can be quite distracting, so in that case breathe through your mouth.) Observe your breath.
#3 Enjoy having a date with yourself.
Give yourself permission to be present in that time – it’s yours. Treasure it.
#4 Be gentle with your brain.
When your mind wanders, that’s totally cool. Don’t give up or think ‘I can’t do this’; be gentle and kind to your active brain and simply return to focusing on your breathing.
#5 Enjoy the ride and accept the ups and downs of the journey.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel; if you can’t see it yet it’s because you haven’t reached your final destination. You’ll get there.