Day 20 of 21 Days Meditation Course
How to Meditate?
Day 20 -- Enjoy Small Luxuries
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When you believe you are valuable, you surround yourself with luxury, comforts, and pleasures beyond those needed for everyday living. Luxury is not materialism. It doesn't have to be an expensive car or opulent home. It can simply be the sweet fragrance of flowers picked from a garden, a drop of scented oil in a warm bath, a piece of rich chocolate, or the sound of beautiful music. These are life's small luxuries that cost very little but mean so much. Do you feel worthy of such luxury? Luxury is a natural state and abundance our birthright. As Vedic wisdom tells us every person is a piece of gold. Pure gold is your essence created from the love of the universe. Gold is as luminescent and cherished, as are you. As such a treasure you deserve all the good the world has to offer. With this in mind know that by elevating your view of yourself, you elevate the quality of your life. Your outer world will echo your thoughts beliefs and intentions that you are a treasured being, worthy of abundance.
Practice living luxury today, take some time to do something for yourself that you consider luxurious, take a bubble bath, or a long walk, meet a good friend for tea, or lose yourself in a favorite old film. Make this a habit. The more you bring small luxuries into your life, the more you will recognize yourself as a worthy spiritual being deserving of love and abundance. Preparing for our meditation, let's focus on today's centering thought: Today I treat myself to moments of luxury. Today I treat myself to moments of luxury.
Now let's begin. Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes. In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self. Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath. With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.
Now gently introduce the Sanskrit mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease. Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah]. Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah]. My actions and desires are supported by cosmic intelligence. (Explanation: This mantra helps our mind and body attune to the truth and creative force of pure Being, so that all our thinking, feeling, and behavior is supported by cosmic intelligence.) Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah].
Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body, or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra. Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah].
Please continue with your meditation. I'll mind the time and at the end, you'll hear me ring a soft bell to indicate it's time to release the mantra. Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah]. Om Ritam Namah [Ohm Rit-tuhm Nuhm-mah]. Now just mentally. (Bell ring) Begin..
(Bell ring) It's time to release the mantra. Please bring your awareness back into your body. Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply. When you feel ready, gently open your eyes. As you continue with your day, carry the sense of luxurious abundance with you, reminding yourself of today's centering thought: Today I treat myself to moments of luxury. Today I treat myself to moments of luxury. Today I treat myself to moments of luxury. Today I treat myself to moments of luxury. Namaste.
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