Friday, January 25, 2013

Freestyle Friday: Meditation


On Tuesday, I wrote about using mediation in your writing.  I wanted to touch on the subject once more. Meditation can be a way to find stillness in this hectic world, and it is beneficial to your overall wellness. Though meditation requires nothing other than you and the focus on your breath, in the beginning it can be difficult. Below you will find a few tools to help with meditation.

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
― T.S. Eliot

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”
― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, The 11 Karmic Spaces: Choosing Freedom from the Patterns That Bind You  

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
― Voltaire 


Clicking on the bookcovers will take you to the Amazon pages where you can read the opening pages.

Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

How to Quiet Your Mind: Relax and Silence the Voice of Your Mind Today!Oceanic Mind - The Deeper Meditation Training Course: for Beginning and Advanced Students of Meditation and Yoga

 CDs and MP3s - Guided Meditations

Guided meditation makes it a bit easy to concentrate only only the task at hand.  It helps you recognize when your brain is jumping the track.Clicking on the images will take you to Amazon or SoundsTrue.

Still the Mind
Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and LoveMindfulness Meditation


No need to spend money. There are many guided mediation videos available on Youtube. They range from 5 minutes to over an hour, and include many different types of focus such as healing, relaxation, or self-confidence. Here are a few sample youtube videos that provide guided meditation

New to mediation--start small. Give yourself 5 minutes to get in touch with your imagination. 

This is a 10 minute guided mediation to help with self-confidence.

A 10 minute guided mediation for deep relaxation.

Pandora Stations

Already versed in mediation. Sometimes just adding a bit of music helps. Here are a few Pandora stations that I have used for meditation. Just enter any of the following into under "New Station".



Video Games

Yes, they even have video games to assist with mediation. Deepak Chopra's Leela is an interactive meditative video game available for the Wii and Kinect game consoles. Below is a trailer.


  1. Great videos and music. I will try them.

  2. Nice post. I like how you incorporate different media to aid in meditation--sound, sight, etc. Cool!