The following is an excerpt from the "Inner Wealth" portion of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. Enjoy!
For many people these days, stress has become a way of life. It has become second nature to rush from one activity to the next without much of a break. Often, the only hope for relief in this kind of fast paced existence is the thought of a vacation. However, despite the release and enjoyment a vacation provides, it
is still only a temporary solution. Once the party is over, we return to our regularly scheduled lives and continue our old habits. Now don’t get me wrong—I have absolutely nothing against vacations and wouldn’t mind taking one myself! However, I would rather be rejuvenated on a daily basis as well. And the easiest, most effective method of revitalization I have found is through meditation. Now, if this conjures up images in your mind of sitting on a hard floor, painfully stuck in a yoga pose, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. You can actually sit just as uncomfortably on a carpeted floor and get the same results! Just kidding. You don’t have to be uncomfortable at all. In fact, if you feel relaxed and physically comfortable, you will be able to focus more easily and get the most out of your time.
Here is just one of the meditation techniques from my book--it's a very easy, powerful exercise that can be mastered in a fairly short amount of time.
Observational Meditation: This is similar to a practice that is referred to as transcendental meditation. Begin by allowing your body to relax. Next, imagine that you are sitting inside of your forehead, back toward the pineal gland. You are now an observer, viewing the activity of your mind. As if you were watching a movie, simply view your thoughts and mental images as if they were on a screen. Don’t judge yourself or the images—just be aware of them. Get familiar with what is going on in your consciousness. Once you master this practice, it can be used at any time (and before longer meditations) to instantly produce clarity and understanding. Yes, it really is that magical!