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April 1, 2015

This guided meditation for gratitude will help you cultivate gratitude by providing you with a mantra to focus on and to carry through the rest of your day.

This is a 10 minute guided meditation that is meant to help you start your day in a calm and loving way. This is day two of our full meditation series and in this video, we will focus on gratitude and the manifestation of wonderful things into your life.

In meditation, one of the methods that help us ground ourselves during and after practice is focusing on a specific mantra. So in this video, I will be providing you with a mantra to focus on during the meditation and to carry through the rest of your day.

When you start your meditation practice it's easy to not know what to expect or even to expect something from it as you might get from anything else you “do” in life. But meditation is not a “doing”, it is a “being”. It is a learning to find stillness and peace within the idea that the moment you are in, the moment you are experiencing right at that moment is enough.

The trick is that our minds are not used to this way of thinking. Our modern day lives & culture tends to clutter our conscious thoughts with projections and stress towards the future and the past. Meditation helps us learn to let go. Meditation to me, and what I would like to share with you, is about bathing in the now. And finding peace with exactly who you are, where you are, and that all other chatter in your head can and eventually will be cleansed by the regular practice and training of momentary awareness.

When you start your mind is not used to this. It will fight back and flare up with thoughts and wander and tell you it's bored and you should stop. These are all normal experiences. Always. The trick is to breathe it in when it happens, see it happening, and exhale it out only to reset your focus again. It’s not a failure. It’s just what happened. And in time it will happen less and less as your focus and mind becomes more and more accustomed to quiet, peace, and stillness.

More than anything in life, there is no result when you meditate. It is just acceptance. And you.

If you have ever wondered how to meditate? Or were curious about meditation challenges. Wanted to know how to breathe when meditating? How to clear your thoughts? How to bring more abundance and positivity into your life? This guided meditation will help.

There are so many great benefits to meditation once you truly learn to love the process and practice it daily. Through meditation, you will slowly begin to achieve more patience in your everyday life, how to appreciate the simple things, and how to find the space in your mind to spread more love and kindness into the world around you.

Find a comfortable seated position, relax, and follow along on this peaceful and stress releasing mediation for beginners.


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About the author 

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]