You do not have to meditate in a Meditation Room. The idea is to simply quiet the mind from the non-stop raucous that we are inundated with. While we commonly consider air, water and noise pollution to be the most obvious and insidious types of pollution, how we pollute our minds may be more pervasive and possibly more severe.
What are you thinking about in any given moment? The balance sheet, the deadline, the afternoon meeting, the kids’ soccer game, the leaky faucet, the massive hole in the yard from the dog. It is non-stop in the brain. We go and go and go. Sometimes, we just need quiet. How do we get it?
Leave your desk, walk down the hall, go to the Meditation Room. Sit down, close your eyes. Shhh. Fifteen minutes, quiet. Leave…rejuvenated.
What if you don’t have a Meditation Room at your company (…but it helps)? You have two options: Feign narcolepsy and close your eyes, ignore passersby and breathe deeply for several minutes until you feel relaxed enough to reenter the world of Now.
Option 2: In a public bathroom (in the stall…who cares!), in the car (not while driving!), at home.
How? Sit down. Close your eyes. Notice your breath. In, out. You can’t help it, your lungs just move. Notice. Then, slow down. Take longer breaths. Breathe, moving the belly in and out with each breath. If a thought pops in, which it will, let it go by without continuing its path. Keep breathing deeply and letting each thought go as it pops up. Turn on your stopwatch or your phone timer for 15 minutes. With each breath, with each day, you will find your rhythm, your place.Back to Blog