Meditation is a great way to relax your body and mind, handle stress, work out problems, expand your creativity or even help you fall asleep. I use meditation as a tool in my life often. I have a few favorite meditation artists, but I found I needed to go to the next level and I started writing meditations of my own.
Sometimes I meditate to spark my creativity, sometimes to relax, sometimes to refresh my mind when I have a lot of work to do but no time for napping. I find that 20-30 minutes works best for me. But I do enjoy shorter meditations as well. Usually, I do the longer ones at night before bed. I use the shorter ones — 5 to 15 minutes — when I need a pick-me-up or to think on a problem.
There are meditations written on many subjects that deal with all sorts of issues. Not all meditations are meant to be relaxing.
On Valentine’s Day of this year, I wrote you an inspirational meditation called “Dear Dream Chaser.” It was a love letter to you, a pep talk. And I meant it sincerely. I listen to it myself often. After I got over the weirdness of hearing my own voice, I found I really enjoyed listening to it. It was like talking into a mirror, or having a wiser version of me whispering in my ear. I wanted more.
I decided to write and record my own meditations. I’ve written several so far, and have recorded one of them, called “Sanctuary.” It’s sort of an homage to my favorite meditation artists. I’ve borrowed some of their ideas and imagery and put them together in my first meditation. But I have lots of ideas for more. The ones I am working on now are completely original to me and I think bring my unique voice to the art of meditation.
You can listen to a 40-second sample here:
Sanctuary Guided Meditation - Sample
Or listen to the whole thing on YouTube: