Meditation is personally one of my most treasured Law of Attraction tools that I lean on daily. I use it to consciously connect to the Universe, reset my mindset and ground my energy. I haven’t always loved meditation, though, and initially, I found the process incredibly frustrating. There is a misconception that you have to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate, but that isn’t true at all. If you want to try a different meditation, then this simple shower meditation is for you.
My Journey with Meditation
You wouldn’t know it today, but I struggled with meditation initially. As a busy mother, I found it hard to dedicate time just to sit doing nothing. When I found the time, I would often become frustrated at all the things I could be doing instead. I’d literally feel more stressed than I did before I started, which is certainly not the goal!
There is a misconception that you must sit on the floor cross-legged to be successfully meditating, but that is simply not true. There are so many different ways to meditate, and one of my favourites is a walking meditation when out with my dog. Mindful moments can be incorporated throughout your day in many different ways you don’t need to be sat in a traditional meditation to achieve the same goal.
I now have such a love for meditation, and I use it daily to help quieten my mind and connect. I can really tell in my mood and energy when I have missed a day of practice. I keep using that word – practice, and that’s because that’s exactly what meditation is – a practice that you follow and perfect regularly.
A Simple Shower Meditation
I started doing this meditation a few months ago when I found I struggled to commit to my daily meditation practice. Life had become really ‘busy’, and I found it a hard struggle to sit in my meditation and fully release. Here in the UK, we were on lockdown, and my son was home-schooling which combined with looking after a two-year-old meant I needed my meditation practice more than ever, but I struggled to find a moment to partake. To compensate, I took mindful moments throughout the day, but I still felt like it wasn’t enough then one day, I began practising this simple shower meditation.
This simple shower meditation is a great way to incorporate meditative practice without finding extra time to commit.
During your usual shower, take a moment to close your eyes and connect with your breath. Inhale deeply and as you exhale really lengthen the breath. When you feel calm and connected open your eyes, take a moment to focus on the water and soap as it transitions towards the drain. Now imagine that you are also releasing anything that does not serve you along with the water and soap. Any experiences that haven’t gone to plan or emotions you have been holding onto – just watch as they wash down the drain.
This is a cathartic and releasing meditation but make sure you don’t dwell on any of the emotions or experiences that come up for you. This is not a time to relive the moment but instead a time to cut the cord and just let it go.
If you give this meditation a try, I would love to hear how you got on and if you found it useful. Remember that not everything works for everyone so if meditation isn’t your thing that’s absolutely ok!