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Visualize a Peaceful Life
The active portion of meditation is an opportunity to visualize a peaceful life for yourself, stretching out to all.
Visualization comes before realization in most endeavors. And before visualization a positive attitude sets the scene, provides the background. When you walk out on a meadow full of wild flowers it is easy to visualize a cozy cottage being situated there.
In the same way, when we want a peaceful life we must calm ourselves enough to see ourselves living that way. Meditation is one way to help us bring the visualization of peace into reality, into daily living.
We have choices and can choose to live peacefully.
A meditation to choose peace
Go to your quiet meditation spot and settle in. Close your eyes and begin even and regular breathing, such as one count to inhale and one count to exhale. Continue in this rhythm throughout your meditation, without actually saying the counts.
After a minute of the even rhythmic breathing look at your inner motion picture screen. See yourself out on the meadow as described above. See the flowers bending gently in the breeze. Notice the brightness of the morning sun reflecting off dewdrops from the night.
Now see yourself absorbing all the peace and tranquility of the meadow flowers and the warmth of the sunlight giving you reason to adopt a positive attitude. That is where your peace resides, first on your own inner screen before you can bring it into your waking life.
Now turn your attention to following your even breathing and inhale the peace and breathe it out, nourishing your mind and body.
Finally, take a deep inhalation, slowly release your breath, open your eyes, stretch out, and carry your vision of peace into your life.
I invite you to join me in a daily world peace cyber group meditation. Click the article here to read about it.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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