When I first sat and tried to meditate, it seemed so mystical, so complicated, and no matter how much I read, I seemed to have now idea what I was doing. Teaching does not need to be so complicated. Here is my simple guide to mindfulness:1) Observe Something
To observe something without thinking about it is a simple way to be here now. For example, feel your breath as it comes and goes. No need to surpress thoughts, but as much as you can keep coming back to just noticing the breath.
2) See What Else is Happening:
As you feel yourself breathing, see what else is going on right now. Listen to the sounds around you. Watch as thoughts drift in and out of your awareness. Feel the sensations arising in your body. Look carefully at your surroundings.
3) Get lost in a thought:
At some point, you’ll get pulled into a thought about the past or the future. That’s normal. Once you notice you’re lost, simply return to step one and start again. Here’s a quick video to help:
That’s all there is to it. Keep practising these three steps and over time you will notice your whole life begin to change.