I like to do this right when I get out of bed. Find a quiet place to sit before you start your day.
Close your eyes, or gaze downward, and bring your attention to your breath.
Inhaling, allow each breath to fill your heart. Feel each breath enlivening your brain with oxygen, waking you up.
I feel appreciation for the gift of another day of life. Visualize some of the parts of life that you love. Some of your favorite places to be, where you feel calm, peaceful, appreciative. Let these feelings bring a smile to your face. Life truly is a gift.
I am grateful for having another day with the people that I love. Visualize the people in your life whom you love most, and all the joy, laughter, and those heart to heart moments you share. Breathe these feelings in.
I set my intention to have a rewarding and productive day. Visualize your day the way you want it to go. It could be completing a project at work, or making a phone call you’ve been putting off. Step into yourself having accomplished your rewarding and productive day, and notice how it feels, and breath that in.
I will remain positive and at peace on the inside, regardless of what happens on the outside.
Your calm allows you to face any adversity with intelligence, and respond to it with skill, creativity, and resilience. This is a self-confidence that stress cannot unsettle.
Now feel the power of your attitude shaping today into a great one.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
Belief creates the actual fact.
I did this meditation every morning for 30 days, and by the end of it, my attitude was more positive, not just in the morning but throughout each day. When we change our attention, our attitude, and our beliefs about our reality, then we automatically change the way we experience our reality. We want to start living from a state of peace, rather than a state of fear, and awareness is the key to changing our state of mind. If we believe life is hard, then it will continue to be hard. And maybe life has been really hard or unfair. I didn’t ask for this autoimmune disease. But I have it, and it has been the most frustrating thing in my life. The problem with these states of anger and fear is that they can lead us into a downward spiral of helplessness. I’ve found myself heading down that spiral, and it feels awful like there is no way out. But we have to remember that there is a way out, there is always a light to a dark, yin and yang, high to a low, and it’s all interconnected. Where there is a failure, there is an opportunity for something else. Meditations like these help bring our awareness to a peaceful way to live life. When we focus on these parts of life, we allow them to be part of our reality. If you believe that the world is a beautiful place and that people are doing the best they can with what is available to them (emotionally available, not just physically), and you start bringing your awareness to the beautiful parts of life and people, then you will experience more beauty, and experience deeper connections with people. And if you come across stressful or anxious thoughts, that’s ok too, they are also part of life and they will come and go. Just know that you are not these thoughts, you are the one who observes them. And you have the ability to choose a peaceful thought, over a fearful one.