It is possible to meditate while in the passenger seat while traveling. In fact, it is a productive use of time, that you might otherwise spend being worried about your trip.
To begin a passenger seat meditation sit up as much as possible to keep your attention focused and to not fall asleep. Place the soles of your feet on the vehicle floor for balance. Fold your hands in your lap, or place them palms down on your thighs, if you wish to remain as inconspicuous as possible. Close your eyes.
Quietly take a deep breath and slowly release it. Start even and regular breathing, such a one count to breathe in, and one count to breathe out. Keep up this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation.
Pay attention to your breathing, focus on the breaths. If you find your thoughts wandering gently bring them back to the task at hand, which is observing your breathing pattern.
Breath is a tie between body, thinking mind, and emotions. By controlling your breathing rhythm you block out any upset you may be feeling by traveling. You are creating a little self-contained world of your own and you have taken charge by sticking to being the observer of your even breathing.
When you feel like ending the meditation take a moment to think with appreciation for all the good in your life and send peaceful thoughts to your loved-ones and those around you. Extend your loving thoughts on to the world community and beyond.
Finally, take a quiet deep breath and slowly release it. Open your eyes and enjoy the relaxation that meditation endows as you go on with your trip and your day.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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