17-Second Meditation

by pamelawright on April 30, 2011

Do you want to learn an easy way to refresh your spirit during the day?  Well, here’s something simple that works for me.  Take a moment to take 3 deep breaths.  I encourage you to find an inspiring place to do this in.  But, if you’re somewhere not so inspiring just close your eyes and imagine being on your favorite beach or in a beautiful garden somewhere. 

I use a simple 17-second meditation technique you can use anywhere.  Here it is:

1. Close your eyes;

2.  Breathe deeply 3 times (Inhale through your nostrils. Hold it for a second. Then, exhale through your nostrils);

3.  As you breathe, focus on your breath.   

It’s that simple!

Today, I had the opportunity to meditate next to my favorite waterfall in downtown LA.  I love to park in the building that houses this beautiful waterfall when I’m handling a case in the downtown LA courthouse.  I purposely take an escalator that lets me glimpse this waterfall as I leave the building.  Then, on my way back to my car, I’ll take a moment to sit next to my favorite waterfall and meditate.  It’s so refreshing to my spirit! 

(This article was first published on March 4, 2011)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Olga Hermans April 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Great Pamela, when I close my eyes for 17 seconds; I will think about you :) hahaha Thanks, I know this works!!

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pamela wright April 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Olga, you're the best!  I actually timed it and 3 deep breaths span 17 seconds!! : )  You're sooo right… it really does work!!   

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Prosperity December 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Thanks for the meditation….will definitely use it daily!

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pamelawright December 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

Thanks, Matt!

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