When you're stuck at home, rather than letting cabin fever take over you, take a mini meditation retreat! Look at it as a little vacation away from all your worries, concerns, and whatever else is happening out in the world. This kind of soul therapy will help you improve your mental and emotional health.
So, how do you hold a mini meditation retreat at home? It's quite simple and doesn't require anything too fancy.
There are not that many supplies you need for a mini meditation retreat at home. After all, you will be closing your eyes and going inward, away from the external reality that we are so involved with regularly. However, there are some supplies that will make it more comfortable for you. These are:
That's essentially everything. Once you have these things sorted out, it's time to craft your meditation schedule.
I recommend holding a home meditation retreat anywhere between one and three days. This doesn't mean you'll be meditating nonstop. Here's what a typical retreat schedule can look like for you:
7:00 AM - Wake Up
7:30 AM - Morning Meditation
8:00 AM - Breakfast (Silent and Mindful Eating)
9:00 AM - Housework (Silent and Mindful)
10:00 AM - Mindful Creativity (Drawing, Playing Music, Crafts, Etc.)
12:00 PM - Lunch (Silent and Mindful Eating)
1:00 PM - Rest and Observe the Outdoors
2:00 PM - Afternoon Meditation
3:00 PM - Read or Listen to Something Inspiring
5:00 PM - Dinner (Silent and Mindful Eating)
6:00 PM - Tea Meditation (Silent and Mindful)
7:00 PM - Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - Reflect On Your Day
9:00 PM - Sleep
This is just an example of what a mini meditation retreat can look like in your home. If you have a house with a yard, or even if you have a park just down the street from your apartment, you can do a walking meditation for some of the meditation time you have on your schedule. Also, do your best to stay silent throughout the meditation. This helps keep you in a reflective state of mind.
Anyone can take part in a little retreat at home. Give yourself the gift of inner peace and clarity of insight by taking part in a mini meditation retreat. As the Tao continues to educate us:
"Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment."