Meditation Challenge - Day #8 {10 minutes}

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CRESCENT MOON MEDITATION:

Sit comfortably and still, with your hands resting on your legs. With your eyes closed, and your back straight.

Gently perceive how the silence and stability brings a subtle smile to your expression. Enjoy this moment.

Cease the flow of thoughts. Focus all of your attention in the area between the eyebrows. Concentrate.

Remember, where the thoughts converge more blood will flow. Therefore, it’s quite natural if you notice a subtle increase in temperature and a slight tingle between the eyebrows.

The perception of external noises and the rest of your body disappear. All that remains is the area between your eyebrows, where now a beautiful crescent moon shines, bright and silverish. Imagine the contours of this astro in vivid detail above the landscape.

The crescent moon acquires an intense and bright silver color.

Let your thoughts be absorbed by the image of this crescent moon. Focus and meditate.

Meditation Challenge - Day #9 {11 minutes}

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SUNSET MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and firm position, with the back straight, the eyes closed and a light smile in the expression.

Still the body, mind and heart. Observe your body in stillness, without judging or anticipating, simply be present and enjoy this moment.

Now imagine yourself sitting comfortably in a large open field and notice the soft grass beneath you.

Around you, the trees reflect luminous orange sunlight off their leaves as the almighty sun slowly sets over the horizon.

The twilight sky unfolds into a rainbow of orange and blue colors.

An amazing silence permeates the landscape. Observe how nature respectfully says goodbye to the day and watches the sun disappear. Everything is still. Concentrate on the setting sun. Focus… and meditate.

Meditation Challenge - Day #10 {12 minutes}

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SUNRISE MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and stable position, with the eyes closed, the back straight, and a light, almost imperceptible, smile. Still the body, mind and heart. Observe your body in stillness, without judging or anticipating, simply be present and enjoy this moment.

Imagine yourself sitting comfortably on the soft and warm sand along a small beautiful shoreline. Behind you lies a lush green forest with large palm trees, the breeze carries nature’s pleasurable perfume. The trees behind you sway in the gentle breeze and the pleasant sounds of rustling leaves reach your ears.

The sea stretches out before you. Small waves rise and fall softly over the sand.

To make this atmosphere of incomparable beauty and intimacy complete, the sun rises over the horizon in front of you, projecting its first rays of sunlight piercing the sky above the ocean.

Observe the beams of light progressively warming and illuminating your body and the landscape around you, flooding the entire panorama with a reddish hue.

Concentrate on the rising sun …  Focus and meditate…

Meditation Challenge - Day #11 {13 minutes}

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SUN MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and firm position, with the back straight, the eyes closed and a light smile in the expression.

Quieten the body, mind and heart. Without judging or anticipating, simply be present and enjoy this moment.

In this moment of profound stillness, envision the image of the sun. It is fixed, luminous and radiant in the space between your eyebrows. Focus on the image.

At first your attention may deviate from the image to unrelated thoughts, and from these unrelated thoughts back to the image of the radiant sun. By insisting on the meditation, the mind will eventually follow the orders and thought will eventually take the shape of the sun.

Imagine it emitting intense bright light. Give your full attention to this vivid image of the golden, bright sun, and settle into the great silence that envelops you. Focus and meditate...

Meditation Challenge - Day #12 {14 minutes}

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LOTUS FLOWER MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and firm position, with the back straight, the eyes closed and a light smile in the expression.

Quiet the body, mind and emotions. Observe your body in stillness, without judging or anticipating, simply be present and enjoy this moment.

Follow the continuous movement of your thoughts. Slowly move away from the randomness of these thoughts and imagine a blank canvas in front of you.

Mentally project the image of a lotus flower in full bloom onto your canvas. Use your creativity to carefully outline its shape, constructing the body of the flower in great detail.

The lotus flower becomes more clear and vivid.

Now visualize each of its petals, immaculately white and velvety. The petals acquire a translucent quality. Notice the texture of the flower and its beauty. Preserve the image of the lotus flower, until the mind settles. Focus and meditate.

Meditation Challenge - Day #13 {15 minutes}

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RIVER MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and firm position, with the back straight, the eyes closed and a light smile in the expression.  Quieten the body, mind and emotions. Observe yourself in stillness, be present in this moment. Consider the positive impact of your daily practice up to this point.

In this state of stillness, transport yourself to a beautiful riverside along the foothills of towering mountains, as the afternoon sun begins to set. A reddish-orange light bathes the landscape around you.

You can hear the sounds of nature and the wildlife preparing for the night. Before you lies a majestic river, flowing from the mountain. Feel the strength of the river’s currents. Your mind settles on this landscape and the river. Focus and meditate…

Meditation Challenge - Day #14 {16 minutes}

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WATERFALL MEDITATION:

Sit in a comfortable and firm position, with the back straight, the eyes closed and a light smile in the expression.  Quieten the body, mind and heart. Observe your body in stillness, simply be present and enjoy this moment.

In this stillness, transport yourself to a beautiful landscape with lake and large waterfall. Imagine yourself sitting atop a large slab of stone covered with moss near the base of the waterfall.

The immense waterfall rises above you vertically. The volume of water is immense, striking the surface of the lake with great impact, producing a large cloud of suspended water droplets that delicately dampen your skin.

You are surrounded by water and lush trees. The light of the morning sun softly glistens across the water, stones and shrubs.

Your consciousness progressively expands to encompass the entire landscape, including each leaf of each shrub, the small droplets, the rocky cliffs, the contours of the tree trunks, the volume and the strength of the magnificent waterfall. Concentrate on the waterfall…  focus and meditate.