"We should be meditating as much as we are washing our hands."
Physical Health is paramount during the pandemic but equally important is the need to take care of our mental/emotional health. In fact there is no separation between physical, emotional and mental health. One affects the other. I urge all to take a moment each day to meditate.
Meditation is not the big, bad, scary, impossible, time consuming feat that you might have been led to believe. Meditation or mindfulness is simply the act of taking a breath, with awareness in the present moment, with kindness, without judgement of the outcome. You do not have to sit in a painful position, or stop your thoughts for hours on end or reinvent yourself. Simply become aware of your breath, watch it flow in and out. If you notice you are thinking, them acknowledge the thought without judgement and let it go. Do this over and over for a minute, 2 minutes, 15. Sit, lie down, walk or run. Soon you will find that you have created more time in your day by feeling calmer, more relaxed and on target. Notice that you are beginning to respond rather than react. Notice that you are having more better moments in your day and less moments of unbridled stress. Breathe... Notice... Be...
Even a child can do this. Even you can do this with a child.
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