The Simplest Way to Meditate

the simplest way to meditate

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When I was 8 years old, my family was living in a basement in Queens, New York. Recently migrated from Trinidad to pursue his degree in music, my father quickly found out that the land of milk and honey was not all that it was told to be, and it was more all at the same time.

It was at this time that I was introduced to yoga and meditation.

As an 8 year old, this is how I was taught to meditate.

Sit Still

This might be the hardest part.

Wherever you are, sit still in a comfortable position.

When you’re sharing a brownstone in Queens with 2 other families and you’re in the basement, there are kids trampling on the floor above, music, buses, cars, and a boiler in the background.

Quiet is not possible.

That was my father’s point.

No matter where you are, it’s your choice whether or not you’re still.


Your breath is always with you.

As you breathe in, imagine that you are breathing in Spirit. As you breathe out, imagine that you are expressing Spirit.

Pay attention to the air passing through your nostrils, down the air passages, into your lungs, exchanging it, and breathing it out the same way.

Paying attention to your breath accomplishes 2 things. It shifts your focus from the chatter going on in your mind. At the same time, it brings your attention to God.

If you realize that you are thinking about anything, even the details of how your body breathes, gently bring your attention back to your breath. No need to badger yourself or battle with your mind, just breathe in and out.

As you sit still and watch your breath, you may notice a moment when you are not watching anything. Your mind has stopped rambling (or you are no longer aware of it).

You experience SILENCE.

It is at this point that you will be able to hear the still, small voice.

Congratulations! You are meditating.

Nneka, Working Mystic
Nneka serves spiritual seekers who desire to put the Law of Attraction to work to create the life of their dreams.

5 Responses to “The Simplest Way to Meditate

  • mayank shah
    9 years ago

    Great! You are into the sea of consciousness . This practice called
    as ANAPANSATI was invented by lord buddha.You have achieved it.ALL THE

  • It’s a good idea to learn meditation and implement it from a young age. I imagine that it has a tremendous effect on a developing mind and brain.

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