Grounding Meditation

Why would I want to know a grounding meditation? We all have times when we feel angry, anxious, confused, jealous, and so on. I don’t know about you, but I do not enjoy feeling that way. Wouldn’t it be great if we could flip a switch to turn that off?

Well, grounding is one way to give ourselves the space to make a choice. It simply means becoming present again to where we are in physical space. It’s like coming home. I find that if I take a moment to do this before speaking – even to myself – it makes a huge difference.

Our brain will tend to follow pathways that we have used before. That’s why habits are hard to break. That’s why it’s so easy to fall into speaking from those less-than-our-best places. For example, I find myself automatically cursing aloud to myself when I am clumsy, or when my computer acts up. I don’t need to analyze why I get frustrated by such a little thing. I can simply start PRACTICING a new choice. Continue reading “Grounding Meditation”