As the seasons change to spring, fall and winter, you will have a chance to stay inside more and to live your life in a different season. Since the sun will set earlier, the lights will be less and the darkness more.
As the world around you gets darker earlier, it can be easier to find your peace on the inside of yourself. You can meditate and have peace and calmness that you need. There are some medication practices that can help you to connect deeper to your inner man and find out who you really are.
Metta meditation or lovingkindness meditation happens while you are sitting in a comfortable way. Deep breathe as you relax and take time to make sure that you are centered. Notice the room around you and how you are feeling. Take a moment to get your thoughts out of your mind and then let love, compassion and kindness fill you.
As you do this practice, you need to make sure that you are focusing on sending yourself lovingkindness. Metta can be translated to mean “friendliness,” and as the energies of this come to you, you will be able to send this to yourself and to people that you bring into your mind. You can use this kind of meditation when you want to send wishes to other people. There are some phrases that you can say that can go with this meditation such as:
- Be happy and healthy.
- Be safe and protected.
As you say these things, let it stir the energies inside of you. Sit in silence and then say them again. Be aware of what you are saying, and this is a time that you can send your wishes to others.
You can add other things that you want to say at this time. You need to first start with your own self and then send out your wishes to people that come to your mind or people that you miss. Now is the time to say something kind to someone that you are fighting with. Be aware that you are doing this and send them safety, happiness and health. This is hard but this can help you to be more compassionate.
End it with being aware of the world around you. Visualize yourself sending out peace, joy and compassion to others. Let the Metta meditation come to you and offer it as a way to send loving-kindness to others and to yourself.
Another kind of meditation is tea meditation. This is when you focus on the tea and the relationship that you are in while you drink your tea in small sips. As you sip, take time to be mindful of what you are thinking. Here is how to do it:
- Sit in a comfortable position.
- Keep the tea in your hands.
- Pay attention to how the tea feels.
- Look at the tea and pay attention to how it looks and smells.
- Sip the tea and be thankful.
- Focus on the tea and how it tastes and feels in your mouth.
- Let go of worry.
- Take a sip and then pause and let the feeling come to you.
- Sip and pause until the tea is gone.
Who Are You?
There are meditations that can help you to know who you are. Ask yourself the question, “who am I?” and sit as you think of this answer. Do not force the answer and do not get stuck on how others identify you but be aware of what you think of yourself.
As you are aware of this question and you are meditating, you can look deep inside of yourself. You need to make sure that you love yourself and that you are processing your own answer of who you are.
As the darkness comes earlier each day, take time to go inward and to figure out who you are and what you want in your life. Be inspired, loving, compassionate, hopeful and peaceful. Let the light of meditation fill you and let it make your heart have peace and happiness.