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Finding your Center

by Kathy Ferella

Your mind already knows how to meditate. All you need to do is notice and take advantage. No matter your meditation practice, the process always involves centering. To be centered means to rest easily in your body, feeling quite like yourself, with no demands or expectations.

I have found that if you are not centered, nothing will happen in your meditation. Centering occurs naturally outside of meditation. You feel centered whenever you are serious or sincere. Speaking your own truth happens only when you are centered. An emotion expressed from the heart also comes from being centered.

How to find your center anytime you want?

Find a quiet place, close your eyes, and let your attention gently go to the center of your chest, in the region of the heart. Breathe easily and do nothing. You will sense that you are centered and quiet.

Continue to do nothing, and your attention will start wandering again. Notice this and bring your attention back to your center.

Repeat the exercise as often as you like.

Your aim is simply to notice the sensation of being centered. This sensation is the threshold to pure awareness, the steady state of consciousness.

Make use of what you have learned.

To make use of what you’ve learned, go about your day, and pause if you happen to notice any of the following:

  • Feeling frazzled

  • Feeling distracted

  • Experiencing jumbled or racing thoughts

  • Feeling doubtful about making a decision

  • Feeling pressured

  • Worrying over time, money, or your health

  • Getting irritated or impatient

  • Fretting

  • Feeling bored

Whenever any of these very common responses begins, do not fight it. Instead, take a quiet moment with your eyes closed to center yourself. Let awareness restore you to feeling steady, and calm, in a place where you are no longer reacting to outside events.Do not force anything.

If your attention wanders, gently bring it back to the center of the chest.

I hope you will Join me for my first TIME TO RESET MEDITATION NIGHT ONLINE Wednesday 26th April at 8pm AEST.

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