Having mastered the
First Stage of Meditation, I shall now bring you to the next stage.
During the special moment, which you have set aside for yourself to slip
into your inner-self and float into a realm of peace, first make yourself comfortable.
Adopt the lotus position, lie in bed or sit at ease at your desk.
Clean your mind and conjure in your minds eye a serene
It could be a landscape of snow-capped mountains amidst the
setting sun, or a calm lake edged with flowers.
With this image, begin to breathe to these counts.
- Breathe in on one count.
- Hold your breath for two counts.
- Breathe out in one count.
- Hold your breath for four counts.
Repeat this breathing and maintain the counts.
Do not rush.
Feel the rhythms of your heartbeat.
Count to the rhythm of your heart.
Be as one with your heart, be as one with yourself.
As you become more relax and your breathing synchronizes with
your heartbeats, float into the image in your mind, and explore your landscape. Drift into
the calmness of your inner mind and be at
You may give yourself as much time as you wish and when you
return, you will feel so refreshed.