Saturday, July 19, 2008
Zen Coffee Meditation
A Zen coffee meditation is something you can do anywhere, anytime, with or without coffee. All you need to do is breathe and be mindfully present. The following meditation is excerpted from my forthcoming book, Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation.
Breathe in a feeling of peacefulness. Take a drink of your coffee or bring to mind the aroma and flavor of your coffee to center yourself within the caffeine buzz to capture the essence of your inner nature. Breathe. Mindfully meditate on your coffee or on the qualities of your coffee. Breathe. Focus and center in on the Zen of your coffee. Breathe.
Focus and center in on the calm essence of your inner nature. Breathe. Let all your thoughts flow out of your mind. Breathe in a feeling of calm peacefulness. Breathe out worries and tension. Breathe in the essence of Zen coffee. Let your mind gently float into the ethereal essence of the steam rising from your hot coffee. Breathe. Let your mind softly flow into the ethereal essence of you. Breathe in the Zen. That’s all
you have to do; just meditate on your coffee and breathe to capture
the calm essence of your inner self.