For many people, selecting a word to lightly focus our attention on while we meditate can help support a new or deepening meditation practice.
Personally, if I have had a particularly challenging or chaotic day, and I am aware that my mind is wandering during meditation, I will evoke the word “one” at the end of the breath cycle.
That word signals my mind to let go of the stories of past and future, and return to the neutral but creatively alive space of this moment. From there, I reconnect with a deep sense of balance, strength, and grace.
Sharon prompted us to “reflect on whether you found it helpful or not to use a word. And if there seems to be a particular word that’s most helpful for you.”
I would love to know – Do you find it helpful or distracting to use a word?