Chad Foreman ~ Meditations

1) Mindfulness Of Breathing Guided Meditation (20 min)

From Day 8 of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge 

The Way of Meditation helps to overcome a scattered and agitated mind and develop concentration and relaxation at the same time. By learning to let go of thoughts and watch the breath you can develop a stable mind that can focus on what you want rather than being pushed and pulled in any direction by random thoughts.

Mindfulness is the foundation of all meditation training. Mindfulness is the calmly abiding on an object without judgement or labels, a pure type of seeing is cultivated that is clear and open. At this stage it is important to try and watch the breath without controlling the breath. The breath is superior to other objects of meditation because you get such great feedback from watching the breath. And it is difficult to not control it while you are watching it. It takes a skill in neutral observation, relaxation and surrender.

This meditation will leave you feeling clear and relaxed.

2) Love & Forgiveness Guided Meditation (20min)

From Day 6 of The 21 Day Meditation Challenge

This meditation is a beautiful exercise in loving and accepting yourself and others. It is nearly impossible to experience deeper levels of peace and serenity when you are holding a grudge or are angry at yourself or someone else. Understanding this, we work to totally forgive ourselves and others, even if it's just for the duration of the meditation and find that catharsis of bliss that comes from putting down such a heavy burden as resentment.

The key to this meditation is how it feels. This is not a moral exercise on whether you or someone else deserves to be forgiven instead this is an experiential exercise to experience what it's like to not have any resentment, blame or anger. This is to become familiar with a blameless and accepting way of being. A totally unconditional type of love that accepts yourself and others completely. This is all done from the safety of your own home and imagination. Understanding healthy boundaries and that some behaviour is not appropriate is important too, but during this meditation we are experiencing the sublime and divine presence of unconditional love and forgiveness.

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Chad Foreman has been teaching meditation since 2003 and is determined to bring authentic meditation practices into the lives of millions of people. Chad is a former Buddhist monk and spent 6 years living in a retreat hut studying and practising meditation full time. He is now a fully qualified meditation teacher with the Australian Institute of Meditation and has designed a unique 21 day meditation challenge to guide people gradually from the basics of mindfulness and relaxation to profound states of awareness.

Click Here to learn more about the 21 Day Meditation Challenge.