Meditation For Joy And Gladness [Podcast]
Hi everybody, welcome back to the Daily meditation with me. Paul Harrison. Today I’m going to be doing a wonderful meditation that will make us feel so happy and so glad to be alive. You’re really gonna love it and by the end of the session it’s really gonna change your perspective on things and. give you a really positive perspective, so do follow along and remember to subscribe.
I’m going to get right into it.
Meditation For Joy And Gladness
o begin with, let’s make sure that we are sitting with good posture. Spine nice and relaxed, but straight. Lowering the chin down a little and closing the eyes. Ooh actually, before we close our eyes, I should tell you that I’m going to be doing Lotus Mudra, which is a mudra for feeling connected and for giving and receiving. To do this, place the sides of your thumbs together, and the side of your little fingers together. Then just let your other fingers be relaxed and extended outwards. You will know you have it right because your hands will look like a flower.
Now, let’s go ahead and close our eyes. And to begin with, all we are going to do is cultivate calmness in the mind. Now to do this, all we shall do is practice a little bit of Anapanasati. Or mindful breathing. We are simply focusing on the breath as it moves through the space just beneath the middle of the nose. Simply observing how the breath feels as it moves through that space just beneath the middle of the nose. Notice the gentleness of the breath as you begin to relax and to feel calm. Notice the quietness within you, that peacefulness that is always there.
Continue to breathe and to relax. Should thoughts or feelings come to mind, we remind ourselves that this is completely normal and natural. We allow any thoughts or feelings to simply float on by. As we continue to breathe. And to relax.
Now we are going to expand our awareness so that we are aware of the breath moving through the space beneath the middle of the nose, in through the nose to the back of the throat. Simply observing how the breath feels as it moves through that space.
And now we shall expand our awareness one more time. This time we are aware of the breath moving through the space beneath the middle of the nose, in through the nose to the back of the throat, and down, down into the abdomen. Simply allowing the breath to occur. As we breathe. Focus and relax.
Now we are going to get into our meditation for happiness and gladness. To begin with. Bring to mind a time in your life wen you were very happy. Bring to mind a time when you felt happy. A wonderful moment in your life. Visualize this scene. See yourself in that moment. See yourself so happy, so glad to be alive. Simply observe yourself in that moment. What were you doing? How were you feeling? What do you see around you as you? Relive that moment in your life. Truly begin to visualize that perfect moment when you are so happy.
As you visualize this moment you begin to feel happier now. As you visualize that perfect day from your past it generates happiness and gladness for you now. Observe that feeling of happiness and gladness. Can you feel that energy of happiness, that energy of gladness within you? Allow that happiness, that gladness, that positive energy to wash over you.
Let us return to the breath for a moment. Return to focusing on the sensations of your breath moving through your body. Notice the calmness within. Notice the peacefulness inside you. And now let us bring to mind one more time when we were happy in our lives, a time of profound gladness, a moment of seeming perfection in the story of our lives. A gem of a moment. Bring to mind such a time.
Now visualize this moment. Permit this moment to return to you now. See it before you, in this very moment. See that moment of profound joy and happiness. Where are you in that moment? Take a minute to observe where you are in that wonderful moment in time. See yourself inside that moment. Visualize yourself in that perfect, happy moment. How are you sitting or standing? What are you doing? How are you feeling? Now, notice how by bringing to mind this moment in time you are cultivating joy and happiness in the present moment. Observe that feeling of joy and happiness. How does it feel to be so happy and joyful in your mind and in your body?
And now let us return to the breath for a moment.
As we continue to breathe peacefully. Observing the sensation of the breath moving through the body.
And now let us bring to mind one more time. One jewel of a moment in the story of our lives. When we felt profoundly happy. And joyful. Bring to mind such a time now. Visualize that wonderful moment in your life. Allow that moment to truly come to life in your mind now. Where were you? Observe where you are in that moment. What are you doing? And how are you feeling? Observe how this moment generates feelings of joy and gladness for you in the present moment. Notice that energy of happiness and gladness.
And now let us wish for ourselves to experience more moments of such profound happiness in our future.
Now to a count of five we shall open our eyes. As we open our eyes. We shall bring with us the feeling of happiness, gladness and peace.
One, our eyes begin to open just a little.
Two, we carry with us the feeling of happiness, peace and joy.
Three, our eyes are halfway open now.
Four, we are still peaceful and happy.
And there we have it. Our meditation for happiness and joy.
Always remember that you have in your mind the ability to create vivid moments of happiness. Memories of happiness, happy thoughts, peaceful thoughts. The more you plant in your mind the seeds of happiness and joy, the more your mind will grow into the most prosperous garden.
I thank you for joining me today. Have a wonderful blessed day. And as usual, if you would like to. Experience meditation less than one to one with me. You may book a private meditation session with me.
Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University.
“My goal is to provide the most authentic meditation sessions so you can harness the power of your own mind for personal transformation” – Paul Harrison