Meditation for Anxiety Relief (Female Voice) – How to Meditate for Beginners – BEXLIFE

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Hello, I’m Rebekah Borucki, and I’m so pleased
to share my Meditation for Peace and Calm, adapted from my first book, You Have 4 Minutes
to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True
Bliss. The purpose of meditation—especially for
those struggling with stress and anxiety—is to learn how to focus attention on
fewer and fewer things until the focus is placed on only one thing. Repeating mantras, using visualization, and
practicing simple breathing techniques are just a few methods that allow you to free
yourself from the distraction of a busy mind and a chaotic environment. Once you’ve created a regular practice and
can focus your attention on a single thought, you’ll find that accessing inner
peace is easy. A lot of people think meditation is about
relaxation, but feeling relaxed is just another delicious bonus of the important work that’s
being done. Peace and calm are accessed through careful
attention. Peace, as defined in the dictionary, is the
freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, and anxiety. Learning to train your focus in the midst
of unsettling events outside of your control is the essence of a meditation practice that
can carry you peacefully and calmly through any challenging time. Stress and chaos are inevitable parts of life. We all deal with some degree of them every
day. Ironically, chaos is pretty predictable. We can’t control when it shows up, but we
can prepare ourselves for when it does. For instance, the ocean is a wild, unpredictable,
and sometimes dangerous place, but we can always depend on the ebb and flow of the tides. Allow your steady seat and this meditation
to be your energetic anchor in rough emotional seas. Close your eyes if you haven’t already and
begin your meditation by bringing your attention to your natural inhales and exhales as they
are in this moment. There’s no need to change a thing. Just observe your breath as it enters your
body through your nose and exits past your lips. You’re about to enter a sacred space of
safety and protection. I’m going to offer you visualization cues
to help you settle into place, and I’ll offer a mantra to you at
the end. This mantra will seal your practice and offer
you protection from anything that tries to “rock your boat.” Sit up tall in your easy or comfortable seat. Your legs may be crossed or you might want
to settle into another position that’s more suitable for you. Place your hands on your knees or thighs downturned
or upturned to welcome positive energy. Now allow me to set your scene. You’re sitting in a small, wooden boat tied
to a tiny dock on the shore of a beautiful, tropical beach. The sun is low in the sky, and the horizon
is vibrant with hues of red, orange, and hot pink. The water is a bit choppy, the breeze is steady
through the trees, and the sound of seabirds fills the air. There’s a lot to see, feel, and hear. It’s a peaceful but active place. Feel your boat rocking gently in the choppy
water. The rocking comforts you because you know
you’re safe inside the boat. With each wave that rolls into shore, the
water becomes less and less choppy. Your boat rocks more gently. Imagine that any thoughts or worries that
enter your mental space are being carried in and out on those waves. As the wave rolls out, it carries the thought
and leaves it to the vastness of the ocean, never to be seen again. Continue with your effortless, long, smooth
breaths until the water is completely calm. Inhale and exhale as the waves roll into shore
and then disappear into the ocean. Notice the water getting calmer and calmer. Listen to the following mantra as I read it
to you two times. Allow yourself to fully absorb the meaning
and energy of the words. “I’m like a boat on the ocean. My faith is the anchor that holds me steady. My thoughts are like waves. I allow them to roll under me, sometimes rocking
me just a bit, but not carrying me away. I’m anchored faithfully in the here and
now.” Take a deep breathe in and out with me. Inhale. Exhale. One more time: “I’m like a boat on the
ocean. My faith is the anchor that holds me steady. My thoughts are like waves. I allow them to roll under me, sometimes rocking
me just a bit, but not carrying me away. I’m anchored faithfully in the here and
now.” You are now experiencing total peace and calm. You feel so relaxed in this moment. You are so happy you took this time to meditate
and treat yourself with love. You may stay in this place for as long as
you’d like. And when you’re ready, open your eyes and
return to your day.

 

14 Responses

  1. nohely sandoval

    February 27, 2018 5:22 pm

    Your videos calm my anxiety so much I struggled to find what works best for me but my search is over your videos every morning make a huge difference in my day

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  2. Sherry Giannone

    March 10, 2018 7:02 pm

    Awwwwww!! I love you Bexy!! I just did this meditation and WOW!!!!! You voice is so soothing!! It naturally made me smile! Thank you so much!!! 🙏🏼❤️🧘🏻‍♀️

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  3. Judy Stump

    June 19, 2018 11:39 pm

    I cannot tell you how wonderful this meditation was for me. Thank you so much!!! My heart and mind have been so full of angst and this brought me peace.

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  4. Petrina B

    June 21, 2018 12:19 am

    Your voice is calming but I want more realistic visualizations. I need a meditation that actually teaches how to turn off all thoughts…is that possible?

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  5. Petrina B

    June 21, 2018 12:21 am

    Thanks btw, this really did calm me. My prob however, I need tools to help with anxiety if am not able to access videos etc. Can u teach that?

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  6. naslisntxaij

    May 23, 2019 12:26 am

    This is beautiful and it did help me a lot however can u slowly speak the mantras? These were a little sped up. And also ocean waves would help with the ocean visualization. Thank u! Love u, Bexlife! ❤❤❤

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