Hello and welcome to part 4 of 5 for this mindful meditation series.
We all like when things are simple. Things are so easy and flow naturally. However, how often do you use the simpleness of your breath to allow you to see things more simply.
This meditation uses the breath to connect to simpleness.
So find yourself a comfortable position to relax in, be this sitting or laying, the choice is yours.
Adjust your shoulder, adjust your hips.
Slowly close your eyes.
Become aware of your breath, breathe in, breathe out.
Notice the chest gently rise and fall.
Take a moment to just breathe, just be.
Now imagine you are in a room, the room is white, clean, simple.
There is a comfortable chair in the middle of the room, but that is all you find in the room.
The simplicity of the room, holds a sense of calmness, stillness.
You make yourself comfortable in the chair.
The stillness and emptiness of the room allows you a moment to connect to your breath.
The simpleness of the in breath and the out breath.
As you breathe.
The simplicity of the room is drawn into your mind and body.
Creating space, emptiness, stillness.
Allowing you to simply focus on your breath.
How the chest rises and falls.
How the air flows in through the nose and out through the mouth.
The temperature of the air on the in breath.
The temperature of the air on the out breath.
How the rib cage moves with the in breath.
How the rib cage moves with the out breath.
Feel how you connect deeper to the present moment with the awareness of the breath.
You then notice the wall in front of you is made of glass and you look out into a beautiful forest, full of trees and wildflowers.
The simplicity of the room draws your attention to the forest.
You enjoy a few moments looking at the forest.
To see what you notice about the flowers, and the forest.
How the wind creates gentle movement of the trees and flowers.
How the sun creates different shades of colours.
How many trees and flowers you see in the forest.
You then realise the simplicity of the room became lost once the forest became visible.
The room seemed to melt away as you focused on the beautiful forest outside.
However now I have mentioned the room again you reconnect to your chair.
To how your body gently rests and the slowness of your breath.
The room is you.
Calm, still, connected to your breath.
The forest represents the outside world.
How life can take us away from the simpleness of the breath.
How we can, become lost within the speed of the world around us.
That we forget we have this place within us that is calm, still, simple.
Feel how connected you are to the room, to your breath.
Enjoy a few more deep breaths, enjoy the simplicity of the breath.
The simplicity to just be.
Take one more deep breath in, deep breath out.
Allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm.
Slowly wiggle your fingers and your toes.
Open your eyes when you feel ready.
Thank you for listening.