Meditation is not just an exercise for the mind, it’s a wonderful tool that helps you know better about your own mind. It can drastically change your life for the better. Here is a simple exercise you can practice anywhere in a comfortable position (sitting crossed leg or sitting on a chair) -

  1. Close your eyes and pay attention to your breath for a few minutes.
  2. Pay attention to the sounds or any noise.
  3. Pay attention to any sensations present at this moment.
  4. Once you pay enough attention, you can easily realise that thoughts or sensations or the emotions come and go, on their own. They’re not “YOU”. And, most of the sufferings come from this misplaced sense of self.

Note : If you feel like getting lost in thought, acknowledge it. Pay attention to the thought itself. And gradually come back to the breath or sound or any sensation in the present.