After spending time in a walking or other movement meditation, the time comes to finish by taking a deep inhalation and exhalation.
Then take a minute to sit still and listen to the inner sound within your body.
To facilitate this last period of meditation repeat your mantra in your mind. You don't need to speak the mantra, but clearly think the sounds. If you need a suggestion for your mantra pick a short word or phrase from your religion that is uplifting to you.
If you are not religious, use a universal sound mantra such as Ommmm - stretching out the ending as I've written it here. Another choice could be Peace - also stretching out the 's' sound at the end. Coordinate your inhalations and exhalations with the mantra to set up an even rhythm.
After mentally saying your mantra for a minute, more or less, try listening for the inner vibration of your mantra. You may hear it as centered under the crown of your head. At this point continue sitting quietly and listen to the streaming sound that is similar to the rush of wind or a running brook.
Stick with the mantra vibration as long as you can. If you lose it, begin saying your mantra once again mentally until the inner vibration or sound returns.
The energy supporting your mantra is also the energy supporting all in the manifested world. Science has shown that all atoms are in constant motion and as objects are made up of atoms, every object is vibrating, no matter that we don't see this with our eyes, it is still happening on a magnified level. For example, put a leaf under the microscope and you'll see movement that you don't see with your naked eye.
After finishing your quiet time with your mantra, while sitting after a moving meditation, send thoughts of connection out to the universe with the wish of personal and planetary peace for all.
Here is a link to a walking meditation to get you started.
I invite you to join me in a daily group cyber meditation for personal and planetary peace. Click the article here to read about it.
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