5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

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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.

Please share your experience, thoughts, comments, and questions below!


4 responses to “5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation”

  1. sissy martens says:

    I would prefer to have the little meditation without this music

  2. shirimacri says:

    Hi Sissy,
    Thank you for the feedback. We’ll keep it mind for future recordings.
    Shiri

  3. Jesse says:

    Thanks for this post, I love meditation. I used to be very angry during my teen years. As I grew older, in my 20’s I started to meditate whenever I was angry. And It would help me relax.

    Meditation can be life saving if you want to re-wire/program your mind to feeling much more relaxed and calm. Life is so different. You’re more in control. Meditation rocks!

  4. Myra says:

    This guided meditation exercise is perfect! What a wonderful session of mindfulness and relaxation. I look forward to the next session of this series. Thank you, Shiri, and thank you, Green Mountain!

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Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Since 2004, Shiri’s approach as a therapist for treating binge and emotional eating is holistic, focusing not only on the presented issue at hand, but also considering overall health. Working in this way, often includes mindfulness based approaches. Now as a trained MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher, Shiri’s love of mindfulness and meditation practices are at the forefront of her blog writings and recordings. Shiri is the Lead Therapist at the Women's Center for Binge & Emotional Eating, affiliated with Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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