Mindfulness Meditation: A Starting Point
“FEETS” is an acronym I developed as an easy-to-remember meditation tool. Whether you are a novice or are fine-tuning a long-standing practice, you can use it to establish and sustain effective meditation habits and stay consistent. (It will also come in handy as we delve deeper into this practice in future issues.)
“FEETS” stands for the following:
- Find: Choose a quiet spot you can use regularly.
- Ergonomic: Sit with your spine straight and body relaxed. If you’re sitting in a chair, your thighs and feet should be parallel to the floor, with calves at 90-degree angles to your thighs. If you’re sitting on the floor, you may want to use a cushion to keep your spine erect without straining.
- Eyes: Close them to reduce distraction. If you need a focal point, concentrate on the area between your eyebrows.
- Topic: Select a topic that speaks to you, and focus on it for just a few minutes. Your thoughts will wander, but your mind will calm down with consistent practice.
- Stillness: Be still and breathe. Get used to sitting in silence.
Learn more about Jefferson at “A Different Kind of Meditation” which was published in the July/August 2022 issue of Experience Life.