V Is For Visualise
In my recent post about meditation I covered some of the questions that people often ask when they start out on their meditation journey. Some people find it a really easy natural process, others find it a little harder to switch their minds off from the comings and goings of daily life.
Something that can make it an easier process is to use visualization to enable you to relax – learning to visualise can be done by using a guided meditation, or simply by turning your focus to somewhere or something that makes you feel calm and relaxed.
To do this you would start by thinking of a place where you feel calm and happy, maybe a walk in the woods, or sitting on a sun soaked beach. Then you would use the usual focus and awareness associated with Mindfulness to visualise yourself in that moment.
You would need to think about what you could see and feel – maybe the warmth of the sunshine, or the breeze in your hair. Spend time turning your focus to what your other senses would be telling you – are there any particular smells? And what sounds can you hear? There are even apps you can get for on your phone that play the sounds of the oceans or the rainforests that could help you with this.
Learning to visualise can help you with your mindful meditation, and get you in a great frame of mind for getting into a place where you start to adopt a Mindfulness Mindset in your everyday life – why don’t you give it a go?