How Mindfulness Meditation can help us with transitions

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How Mindfulness Meditation can help us with transitions

meditating-on-beachFinally! The beautiful colors and feel of fall 🙂

Fall is my favorite time of year, and whether or not it is your favorite time of year, it can be a beautiful time to take a look at where we are, and prior to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, notice transitions!

This fall in particular has been an amazing space of supermoons, and powerful energies from the universe, and allows us the chance to either let things go, or stir things up!

Take your pick.

Whichever you choose, meditation is a space where transitions can be examined and determined their value and what we want to keep and what we wish to move away from.

In Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness, she discusses the concept of “unpacking” wherein we take a look at the thoughts that float into our head without judgement.

As these thoughts float, or charge, into the mind, can we objectively observe what they are, and look at them in a way that does not send us into action.

An exercise in mindfulness and transitions:

  • Find a comfortable place to sit and eyes to close if comfortable.

  • Imagine you are sitting on the beach.

  • As a word floats into your mind, imagine you are tracing this word in the sand.

  • Gently allow the ocean waves to wash away the words and carry them away.

  • These words or thoughts may be saved for later, or they may be washed away entirely.

  • Use the breath to wash away those that we don’t need.

  • Take 5-10 minutes to go through this exercise to see what we can see.

Following your meditation allow yourself the opportunity for a brief time to take a look through any thoughts that have some into your mind that stuck out and see if there are any patterns to the thoughts.

This examination is part of the unpacking process, and begins our look at thought patterns, and how we may or may not transition or transform them.
Happy FALL