You can meditate on pretty much anything, the most common of course, being the breath. My default is vipassana meditation; focusing on things as they are.
For me, meditation always begins with settling in. Having got comfortable, I notice my surroundings, what I can hear or just the silence, the birds singing or the noise that may or may not be going on outside the room. I notice sensations in my body and have an awareness of how my mind feels. I then naturally bring my focus to the breath, noticing the inhale and the exhale. Occasionally, I will meditate on ‘gone’. You can read about that here in another blog.
Sometimes, I meditate on decisions I’d like to make or problems I would like solutions for. The answers we seek can always be found within, but are not always apparent. Meditation is the guide and enables the answers to come. Not always immediately or in the way we had thought, but the answers do come.
Occasionally, I meditate on something I have read, perhaps a quote and this week I did just that and wanted to share it. When I first read this, something about the words struck me. It was so familiar and yet there was a complete lack of understanding to it. Over the the course of that day it kept returning to me over and over again, and so I have since meditated on it for a few days. It has enabled me to see, clearly as I have never seen before, that the intentions I have for myself in as much as the way I would like to feel, are already here, within me, right now.
I received this from my daily TUT – Notes from the Universe, which you can also receive, free, at www.tut.com – I look forward to these every day, but this one was special. Here is what it said;
To better understand where you’re at, Shelley, seek to understand why you want what you want, getting to the emotions you’re after.To go even deeper, ask yourself why you think you can’t feel those now.
Hardly a Japanese Koan, but it does require pondering and what better way than to meditate upon it.
After a couple of days meditating on this, I realised that my environment is not as I would want it to be right now but the emotions I am after most definitely are.
Try meditating on that quote and see what comes up for you…let me know how it goes 🙂