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Meditation while driving: Why you need one. A crazy morning driving in traffic, on the bus or the subway can quickly set up your whole day in a way that you’re not happy with. So, you are off-balance what now?
Have you ever considered meditation while driving your commute? Don’t focus on the things that have just happened to you. You will further set up your day by stressing over what the rest of the day may bring.
Take a deep breath, yes, a deep breath, your whole life is connected to your breathing. Now, reclaim this time you have and make it your own to control, you only have this present moment anyway.
Understand that going inward with your breath and viewing your day with a different perspective will leave you with a new sense of calm that will then carry over into the rest of your day.
Meditation While Driving Step One: Let It GO:
Ok, you had a rough start to your day. Your dog chewed up your shoes; you found a leaky pipe in your home; you and your partner had some not so kind words to exchange with each other. Whatever happened this morning to get you off balance, release it. Holding on to that tension during the commute is just going to add more bad energy to your day. You have plenty of time to deal with the issues later today or even tomorrow.
For now, do your best not to sweat the small stuff – simply let it be and center again on your breath. By giving yourself a break this morning is going to greatly enhance how the rest of your day, and will help you approach the situation with more grace later in the day.
Meditation While Driving Step Two: Listen To The Music:
Do you really need to deal with your smartphone or start texting and emailing right now? Take some time for yourself and start the workday in a few minutes. Listen to some meditation music or a guided meditation just until you feel a release and allow yourself to center and focus your mind.
Once again, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and bring your full body into a state of calm and find just a little bit of peace at this moment.
Meditation While Driving Step Three: Set Your Intention:
Do you have a big meeting with the boss, an important sales meeting? Getting yourself centered and all your “mental ducks in a row” is essential, but it’s even more essential to see these situations in a positive light and set yourself up for success. Remember, your thoughts create your life, why not make it good for yourself?
If you find yourself with dread, fear, or lack of confidence towards any activity in your day, try to breathe gently into the feeling you have about it, acknowledge that feeling then move it into a positive spin until you can see something good in the situation.
This seems like three small steps for your meditation while driving, but anyone of them will make a big shift in the outcome of your day and have a very positive effect on your stress levels.
Cultivate a Positive Mind-Set Through Meditation
You have the ability to create your own mindset. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, your circle of friends, and your attitude, is within your control.
Just like a computer absorbs raw data, so does your mind. Within your mind, a culture, within itself, has grown. Many people feel like they have no control over their own minds because this culture has become negative. The negativity is a result of past experiences, being in a negative environment, or being under the influence of unconstructive ideas.
Similar to a computer virus, you have to identify it quickly, to avoid letting it spread within your mind. You can also pass this virus of negative thinking to the people around you. As a result, you are spreading negative energy around, like “weeds in a field.”
Much like a farmer, you cultivate too. The energy in your mind is the crop, and it is up to you, whether it is weeds or wheat. If you have a farm and let a field take care of itself; you will be lucky to have any kind of a crop, from it. This is the same as the energy within your mind.
You have to option to pick quality seeds: Information, in the form of books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, lectures, courses, workshops, and seminars. This is learning, for the sake of self-improvement, and it results in a positive mindset.
However, your work is not finished, because you must still reinforce the lessons, and keep everything in a focused order. This might be compared to fertilizing, watering, and “weeding the mind.” You have to work at it continually or the weeds will grow back. This, my friend, is meditation, and one of the reasons why we meditate, in the first place.
Meditation is controlled focus on an object, a thought, or a task without judgment
This process makes it possible to look at all situations objectively. You can find solutions, turn negative situations into positive learning experiences, and create your own positive mindset. As a result of this, you will make new friends, reach goals, handle problems easily, and develop an indomitable spirit.
Remember the last time you made an accomplishment. That feeling and that ability are within all of us. It is a formula for success, but you have to take action. This action is something that the vast majority of people will never take.
Learn to separate yourself from “the pack,” through education, meditation, and action.
Creating New Experiences Through Meditation
How can you change what you believe when the experiences you have had has convinced you otherwise? The simple answer to that is to create a new experience. The best way for you to get that new experience is to meditate on how you can change the way you respond to what happens.
The new response will create new results, which you will then experience it as a new reality.
To reach your goal of happiness, you have to act as though the following statement is true: Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me. meditating to help turn a bad situation into something good can be as easy as 1+ 1 = 2. Acting as though what happens to you is the best possible thing that can happen to you plus the new results just equal happiness in your life.
When you are convinced of the truth that everything that happens is the best thing that can happen, life will begin to be much more fun. It is like opening a new channel for happiness. All you need to know when meditating is happiness is there, waiting just for you. All you need to do is follow the formula that creates it. You have to remember also that unhappiness is also out there, waiting just for you.
The way you respond through meditation will determine which one you will be experiencing in your life
It is not necessary to have all the ingredients of a project in hand at the outset. They will come at the appointed time. It’s only important that you move forward with the project that you have started until that appointed time comes. With the energy you create through meditation by moving forward as if you had the money to start your project, you actually put into motion a start of events that will lead you to your success.
Your actions create energy that draws in the necessary ingredients of your project you have ventured into
Everything that you need for your venture is, in actuality, already out there, waiting for you. You only need to draw in what is needed. There is really nothing more to all of this other than just you remembering to keep an open mind and find that peace that is buried deep within you.
The result that comes with meditation that causes you to experience happiness, which then proves to you that this is how things really do work, and this leads you to soon believe that everything does indeed happen for your benefit. When you realize that is true, that is when the deep sighs of relief will come and that meditation can certainly help you see the light.
This is very important for you to consider doing because it will relieve you from so much stress circulating throughout your life each and every day. Try practicing meditation while driving as often as you can because you are really going to benefit from it.
How can I practice mindfulness meditation while driving? To use your daily driving commute to help you practice conscious thinking and improve your mindfulness, start by getting into the car and acknowledging the intention that you aspire to be mindful during the commute. Take a few deep breaths. Once buckled up, but before you start to drive, become aware of your body.
How do you meditate on a bus or subway?
- Step 1: Get comfortable. You won’t be able to meditate if you can’t let go of the worry that the person next to you is sitting too close.
- Step 2: Close your eyes and begin to relax each part of your body starting with your head to your toes.
- Step 3: Take three deep but relaxing breaths and begin to calm down your nervous system.
- Step 4: Clear your mind by simply focusing only on your breath.
- Step 5: Keep meditating until you stop and have arrived at your destination.
How do you meditate on a plane?
- Look around and try to appreciate everyone on the plane you can see.
- Place a small pillow vertically behind your lower head so it extends into space between your shoulder blades.
- For the seated Savasana, place your hands on your knees with your palms facing up and inhale deeply through your nose.