Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mind Sweep Meditation

This meditation will clear your mind completely, although I can’t stress enough that you need to practice this everyday. Do not get discouraged if it does not come to you right away, or you cannot keep your mind empty for more than a minute. This is a meditation and meant to be relaxing. Just keep at it.

Close your eyes see the blackness behind the lids. It is a total darkness, look around you, feel the floor beneath your feet, and you are safe. Listen to the thoughts racing in your mind, see them land on the floor in brilliant white lettering, anything you think feel or see ends up on the floor. 
As you look to your left a mop sits in the corner, pick it up. Begin to clean away the thoughts on the floor. Keep cleaning until all is black again. When you have accomplished this hold it for as long as possible. If more words begin to appear, pick up the mop and clean them up. Try to hold it for five minutes.

As you read this meditation it looks fairly simple, but in fact to still the mind for long periods of time takes some people years to accomplish. So do not be upset if you are not a mind-clearing guru on your first, second, third or even fourth try! Just keep at it. The more you do it the easier it will become.