I plan to create audio meditations this year but until then, I’ll occasionally post meditations done by others. Here is a lovely one with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Listen to the simple instructions–there will be stretches of silence and Jon will come in and remind you to pay attention to the breath.
Enjoy this time for yourself. Simply relax and listen. It’s isn’t selfish to take this time–it’s necessary and deeply nourishing to bring awareness to the present moment, to our body breathing, to our feelings and emotions. It’s right here and now that we learn to make conscious choices about our health and life. The present is the result of the past, and the future is the result of the present, so what better time than now to plant the seeds for health and wellness?
Bring intention to your desire to pay attention to the breath in this meditation– thoughts, memories, feelings and negative self-talk will inevitably occur. No worries. Be kind and loving towards yourself and return to the breath.