Day 1: Mindfulness
Body - Emotions - Mind - Environment
The first day begins with one of the simplest forms of meditation, Mindfulness. Mindfulness in itself can (or should) be used without meditation in everyday life, to go through the day more consciously and to live or enjoy each moment more intensively.
Practicing mindfulness is no magic, so you will not have any problems with it. The only purpose of this meditation is to become aware of your body, thoughts, and environment. You just need to listen, and I will gradually guide you through the meditation.
The doctrine of mindfulness comes from Buddhism and according to the Satipatthana Sutra has 4 elements to meditate on or become aware of:
1. The Body - you become aware of your body in every detail. This has the advantage that in everyday life you can also detect possible tension or illness early on and thus be able to relieve them more quickly and better avoid them in the future.
2. Emotions - you become aware of how you feel emotionally at the moment and so you can learn to observe this throughout your day, and deal better with possible negative emotions.
3. The Mind - you become aware of your thoughts and can thus distinguish negative from positive ones and develop a more optimistic way of thinking in the long run. Always remember, it is the thoughts that trigger our emotions and lead to action. Having control over one’’s thoughts is one of the most powerful ways to live or change one's life positively.
4. The Environment - you become more aware of your environment and hence can enjoy everyday life more and be grateful for the things you have in your life. Gratitude is one of the most important emotions, because it has a particularly strong energy, which positively affects your mind, body and material world.
The meditations can either be played immediately or you can save them and listen to them at any time. A little tip: Do not postpone the meditation, start right now and then save the meditation to listen to it over and over again.
For this mindfulness meditation, I chose a binaural beat of 13 Hz [beta brainwave]. This supports conscious thinking and better concentration. It was combined with the Solfeggio tone 528 Hz, which supports inner peace and knowledge.
Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction. You are now ready to begin this meditation session.