An Easy & Fun Meditation
I picked up this book (A Morning Cup of Meditation) a few months ago and have been enjoying the benefits of an easy and enjoyable meditation ever since. All it takes is a quick read and you’re good to go. With 10 associations you can use in your breathing, you’ll find relaxation, energy and a grounded sense of being. I’ve used this simple technique while falling asleep, during turbulence on a plane, on short & long walks when my mind needs a break, and other circumstances where I needed a simple reminder to focus my thoughts into a healthy and productive place.
In a nutshell, “A Morning Cup of Meditation” teaches you to count your breaths and associate words/feelings with each breath. Starting at 1, counting up to 10, and back to 1 again:
The book quickly explains the meaning behind each word, how you can put it into practice and it even has pictures! (I like pictures.)
I took some time to meet with Radar (a.k.a. The Little Brown Side) and get his thoughts on the book. Here’s our little interview:
How did you like the book?
Well, I don’t read per-se, but the colors are nice and my mom really liked it.
You know you’re talking about me in the third person, right?
Yes, but let’s act as if this is professional and you are not the one interviewing me, ok?
Do you like this book?
I thought I was interviewing you.
Just answer the question.
Yes I d0.
Well, there you have it. You seem much calmer when you try these things. You definitely stress me out less.
Well that’s good.
Yes. Very. I’m part Chihuahua you know. We shake at anything so it’s nice when you’re calm. I like you. Can I lick your face now?
Yes, but I don’t know if that’s considered professional.
Oh, right. I forgot. Would you like my signature? I’m famous, you know.
Yes, you are. You’re top of my list.