I personally do enjoy my sitting in silence meditation moments, however, I have enjoyed discovering many more ways to meditate.
When I work with people and I share these other ways to meditate I notice that many people need and crave for this different approach to meditation.
Maybe sitting in silence feels too far away to our every day life to easily relate to and be able to start a regular meditation practice or maybe we are just in need of variety in our life, even in our meditation practice.
The first alternative modality of meditation that I want to share involves colors, the freedom offered by closing your eyes, and the allowing of your intuition to guide you.
What if the answer was not in your logical mind, but to be found closing your eyes and letting go?
(For whatever aspects where there are not specific instruction you can choose, use your creativity, follow your own flow)
- Take at least 10 min. of quiet time (better if 20 or 30);
- Choose some music that you find soothing and/or enjoyable;
- Have in front of you a piece of paper to draw on and colors spread on the table around the paper sheet;
- Close your eyes and get in deep contact with yourself (you may want to bring a specific theme or question into the exercise);
- When you are ready, keeping your eyes closed, pick up a color and draw on the paper (you will soon loose track of how what you draw may look like and you don't know what color you are using);
- Allow the unknown to unfold, trust that there is more than your logical mind that has important information for you and the running of your life. Enjoy the process as much as possible;
- When the time is up and/or you feel you are complete for this session, open your eyes and take in what you see.
Observe your reactions, allow a second layer of reaction to emerge, meditate on your question relaxing your gaze on the experience you just had and the results that it produced on paper.
I would love to answer your questions and hear your experiences with regards to this way of mediating. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org