The last blog, we discussed a very simple meditation involving deep diaphragmatic breaths and counting. Mediation actually changes us on a genetic level and likely helps to prevent auto immune diseases. It increases DHEA, the youth hormone and decreases cortisol, the stress hormone.
Now we will talk about a visual meditation. Click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfpLea9OurA
Stare at the candle and start your deep breathing. Thoughts will enter your mind other than this meditation. Just politely dismiss the thoughts and only think about the candle. You can think about it giving light and heat, focus on the various colors, enjoy the music, but it can only be about this focus on the candle. Do this for at least three minutes. Set a timer if necessary. Afterward, ask yourself how you are feeling.
I talk a lot more about meditation in my book, Stress Management, Time Management, and Life Balance for Tough Guys, available on my website http://www.brentdarnell.com.