Happy Birthday, U.S.A.! It’s a holiday for those of us in America and what a great day to be outside. I am going hiking with one of my best friends and with my dog, Olivia later today. We will stop at this special place to the right to spend a bit of time meditating to the sound of water flowing. I’ve always loved the sound of water — the waves crashing in the ocean, the sound of rain, even the sound of water in the shower has such a grounding effect.
Today try finding a body of water to meditate with. It could be a public fountain, a waterfall or a gurgling brook.
If you are new to meditation, today’s practice is very simple. Simply let your mind focus on the sounds in the present moment. Relax into everything – what is agreeable as well as what is disagreeable. If or when your mind slips into thoughts of the past or the future, gently bring your awareness back to the present by focusing again on the sound of the water.
Enjoy and let me know where you choose to meditate today!