Mindfulness meditation practice uses time and space to cultivate connection. When we take the time to check in with our inner state, we learn something. Churning after the latest news report or tweet, we may be so caught up in reaction that we can’t discriminate what has actually happened from what we think and feel about it. Mindfulness, even if it’s just attending to a few breaths, can create the space that brings us a more nuanced perspective on events.
Most of us spend a great deal of time sitting behind our desks, or in conference rooms or colleagues’ offices, so having a short practice that helps you relax while at work can be beneficial. What I call the desk chair meditation gives you a way to incorporate a short mindfulness practice into your day.
You’ve found time in your busy schedule for meditation. You go to a place where it’s quiet and where you won’t be bothered. You sit down, find a comfortable, supported posture, close your eyes and begin following your breath. The mind begins to settle.
Then it happens. HE begins to speak loudly.