BODY AND MIND

RHYTHM: SUNSET MEDITATION

Rhythm meditationSunset or nightfall has always been a special time for prayer in Christianity and indeed in all the world religions. This prayer balances the prayer of morning. We are invited to slow down, to rest, to become still and at the same time, attentive to God.

 

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BODY: FORWARD BEND (STANDING)

Body Mind Meditation 1) Stand up slowly. Have your feet slightly apart, toes pointing forward. Let your arms hang by your sides and, with your head well out of your shoulders, look steadily at some object that is level with your eyes.

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SOUND: CONCERTO FOR BIRD AND TRAFFIC

For this meditation you may need to go to your nearest 'green belt' park, or it can be done in your garden, provided it is populated by at least one bird and is within hearing of some fairly distant traffic. The meditation may be done sitting comfortably (provided the weather is not cold or wet), standing or walking evenly up and down. Or you can even do it sitting indoors beside an open window.

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PLACE: ART GALLERY MEDITATION

Art gallery meditation The special place where you meditate need not necessarily be in your home. Some people find it easier to reach stillness in the corner of a quiet church or chapel, or in an art gallery. These buildings sometimes offer profound inspiration to prayer in the form of i statues, stained-glass windows or religious paintings.

 

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