Holiday Meditation

I get a little lonesome and scattered over the holidays. Meditation is my life-saver to stay connected to myself, and then ultimately with others. The best way for me to meditate is to sit still and be quiet for 15 to 30 minutes shortly after waking up. I also take advantage of my solitary daily runs to meditate. My meditation is basically quieting my thoughts so there are spaces of stillness. If my mind dwells to a thought, I take that opportunity to focus on the inhale and exhale of my breath. It’s as simple as that. These periods of quiet are so healthy for my mind and soul. They act as a gentle regulator for keeping my body actually more alert and ready to receive what life has to offer me.