This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series!
The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners.
We’re kicking off the series with this short meditation where instead of bringing attention away from thoughts and back to breath, we instead put focused attention on our thoughts, images, sensations, etc. And watch the stream of consciousness.
Because of the non-traditional and freeing nature of this meditation, it’s great for beginners and those who feel they can’t meditate because of wandering thoughts and consciousness.
Before You Begin
You may wish to practice this in the morning, on your lunch break, or after a long day to de-stress. Before starting, find a comfortable seated position or even feel free to lie down – find the position that will be most comfortable and peaceful for your practice today.
And remember: anything that happens in this meditation is perfect. Thank yourself for taking this time for you.