In this topic, you have the opportunity to begin your meditation practice using the guided meditation below. It is designed to help you to relax and let go, feeling peaceful and at ease. Find a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed to sit or lie for this guided relaxation meditation practise. Have your journal to hand to go straight from the meditation to journalling. It’s important to do the journalling directly after the meditation so you can capture some of the most significant and special moments of this experience.

Having completed this meditation practise, I’d like you to journal on your experience so you capture some of the precious an important aspects and allow you to more easily return to this point of awareness and depth of experiencing in the future.

Pick three of the following questions to consider and journal on:

  • How did you feel physically during the meditation?
  • What emotions emerged during the process?
  • What thoughts arose for you during the meditation?
  • Did you experience any clarity or insights?
  • How did you respond to distractions or wandering thoughts?
  • What surprised me about this experience of meditation?
  • What would I do differently next time?

My next meditation will be…..(day) at… (time).

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers when journaling after meditation. The goal is to deepen your understanding of yourself and your experiences, as well as to cultivate self-awareness and compassion.