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Observations of ten minutes solitude Mind Map

  1. 1. Observations of ten minutes solitudeFinding time daily for moments of solitude helps nurture inner peace, relaxation and calm. Taking time out to checkwithin and sense your body helps raise your present moment awareness http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/present-moment-awareness-mind-map-paul-foreman/. You can use the moment of solitude to heighten your senseshttp://www.mindmapinspiration.com/how-to-heighten-your-senses-mind-map-paul-foreman/ or meditatehttp://www.mindmapinspiration.com/meditation-mind-map-paul-foreman/, or you can simply relax and reduce yourincessant thinking http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/stop-thinking-free-85-page-e-book-paul-foreman/.The above mind map summarises my observations of practicing ten minutes solitude. This post explains how and thereis also a ten point summary at the end of the post.Having found a quiet place to practice, I start by noticing and observing firstly my surroundings without labelling oranalysis, then my body by sensing the life within and then noticing my thoughts so that I become grounded in themoment. To recap; notice surroundings, sense body, observe thoughts. I become aware of my breathing. Sensing upperchest breathing, I rectify to breath more deeply and slower. By deepening the breathinghttp://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk/#/breathing-mind-map/4527671232 I feel more relaxed, become more aware ofmy body and sense various parts of my body in turn.Senses heightened I am aware of a ticking watch, creaky floorboards, the hum of a computer, gurgling in a radiator,voices in the distance, movement, other noises and also silence beneath and between sounds. Checking back with thebody, I am aware of a tickle in the throat and a resultant cough, stomach noises, blinking, smiling, itches andscratching, fidgeting and importantly, the “buzz” of life within. I don’t fight the sensations simply notice and allow themto come and go.I sense the temperature, both hot and cold, the fluctuations and the smell of fresh air through an open window. I candetect heat inside my body in contrast to coolness on my skin.I observe my thoughts, from memory, to projections and vitally the gaps – the spaces between my thoughts, and theanticipation of my next thoughts.Alternating between the noting of surroundings, body and thoughts I simply raise my awareness without focusing solelyon one area, observing everything at once and yet nothing exclusively. The combination raises my awareness of themoment and relaxes my mind and body. Grounded or anchored effortlessly I become one with the moment, surrender tothe noises and connect with peace both within and without. The quieter I become the quieter my mind becomes.
  2. 2. The process is straightforward and quite simple to explore. After practice, you can check within during the day, whilstactive or inactive. Ideal times to practice a moment of solitude are first thing in the morning on waking (you could wakeearlier if necessary) and/or last thing at night prior to sleeping. These times tend to be quieter which makes the processeasier if new to you.10 point summary:1. Notice surroundings2. Check breathing3. Note body4. Heighten senses5. Notice the small detail within and without6. Notice temperatures and noises7. Observe thinking and gaps between thoughts8. Alternate awareness of body, thought and surroundings9. Combine awareness of body, thought and surroundings10. Relax, surrender to the moment and sense the peace within and without3 point reminder:1. Body2. Surroundings3. Thoughts
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