Repeat this meditation whenever you can to bring stillness to your mind.
Meditation – Breathing to quiet the mind and body to realize joy
“Sit in the full or half lotus.
Half-smile. Follow your breath.
When your mind and body are quiet, continue to inhale and exhale very lightly, mindful that, ‘I am breathing in and making the breath-body light and peaceful. I am exhaling making the breath-body light and peaceful.’
Continue for three breaths, giving rise to the thought in mindfulness, ‘I am breathing in and making my entire body light and peaceful and joyous.’ Continue for three breaths and in mindfulness give rise to the thought, ‘I am breathing in while my body and mind
are peace and joy. I am breathing out while my body and mind are peace and joy.’
Maintain this thought in mindfulness from 5 to 30 minutes, or for an hour, according to your ability and to the time available to you.
The beginning and end of the practice should be relaxed and gentle. When you want to stop, gently massage your eyes and face with your two hands and then massage the muscles in your legs before returning to a normal sitting position. Wait a moment before standing up.”