Meditation is a practice that involves focusing or clearing your mind using a combination of mental and physical techniques. Taking time to meditate can be the difference between having a great day and a bad one. There are many ways to meditate, and it may take time to figure out which method works best for you. Most people agree that once you master the art of meditation, you experience immediate benefits. Single Mom Defined partner Lovie Jackson will share a monthly meditation to help get started with a meditation practice.   This mind matters meditation session is the first in the series. Take the time to find an open quiet spot at home, and take deep breaths post the morning rush to play this meditation.  

Types of Meditation

  • Mindfulness: The act of being mindful of what you are doing in the present moment.
  • Body scan: focuses on consciously relaxing different parts of the body. 
  • Walking meditation: Focus on each footstep in order to be fully present. 
  • Loving-kindness: Cultivating compassion for yourself and others. 
  • Transcendental: Focuses on a specific mantra or phrase by repeating it during meditation. 

Benefits Of Meditation

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the benefits of meditation include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations.
  • Building skills to manage your stress.
  • Increasing self-awareness.
  • Focusing on the present.
  • Reducing negative emotions.
  • Increasing imagination and creativity.
  • Increasing patience and tolerance.


Mind Matters Meditation Transcript

Thank you. It’s so good to be with you all on this evening, where we are creating sacred space. Taking time out for healing, for wellness, for affirmation that we are whole, that we are healthy, and that we are well. All is well within us, and we’re going to create this sacred space just by drawing attention to ourselves.

Our connection to our mind, body, and spirit, paying attention to those places that may have some sense of discomfort, some sense of pain, some sense of grief or loss, and breathing into ourselves health wholeness, and wellness. Connection to ourselves, our Spirits, our minds, our bodies, and to our creator that created no mistakes.

So let’s just get into a comfortable seated position. You can also choose to lie down but get into a deeper place of comfort and just begin to draw attention to your own breath. Just as it naturally occurs, the rise and the fall. Feel your belly rise and fall. Your chest rises and falls. And maybe you feel it in your shoulders as you breathe in and out and in and out.

And as we begin to set our intentions for creating a sacred space.

Just think about fully accepting who you are, what you are, and where you are. This place of purpose, a place of growth in a place of healing, and get excited about it. This is an exciting opportunity, another moment in time to draw closer. Closer and more connected to you, your inner being, and your inner purpose. In these next few moments, I invite you to find more comfort find more peace in this sacred space, and we’ll start by taking three collective breaths. So place your hands on your heart or in prayer pose, and we’re going to inhale deeply and exhale completely, three long deep breaths together.

So ground down through your bum bum, lengthen through your spine, and relax your shoulders down. If you’re safe and in a comfortable space, you can close your eyes or cast your gaze down. And will inhale together and exhale together. Inhale a long deep breath, let it flow all the way up to your crown, and exhale together last time. Inhale and exhale with gratitude for this present moment.

I invite you to keep your eyes closed as we meditate together, connecting to those deep places of our hearts. A place where we find the sacredness of love. A space where love starts. And a space where love grows. Let’s feel into our hearts and tune into our bodies, our hearts, our minds, and our spirits. Asking the question, what do I need in this moment in time? Not yesterday. Not tomorrow or the next day, but right here in this present moment. What do I need?

Let’s touch our own hearts with softness, with empathy, with kindness.

Let’s caress our hearts with compassion, with grace, with patience, and with full acceptance.
Let us bless and highly favor ourselves. God has made us in his image.
Perfect in his image, so we embrace that spirit of unity and oneness right now.
Embracing the perfection rather than focusing on anything that we’ve done
wrong. Or anything that’s not quite right. But embracing yourself fully and completely, getting into the mindset of full acceptance.

In our sacred space, we are acknowledging that we are here on purpose.

You are not a mistake. The creators saw to it that you would be born. That you would cry and you would laugh. That you would drink and you would eat. That you would crawl, that you would walk. That you would run. So we acknowledge in this moment in this sacred space that our joys and our pain exist. That we are strong and we are ready to walk into the daylight of awareness. We don’t negate that we’ve been through some hard, hard times. That the trauma lives in us alongside the resilience. That passion lives within us. Sometimes because of the pain, as we become aware, we become more self-connected and more self-accepting so continue to breathe throughout this meditation.

Inhaling that sacred breath and exhaling. Inhale as you touch your heart; both physically and spiritually. Foreign. Breathing in healing. Breathing in wholeness. Breathing in wellness. And breathing in joy for who we are and what we are. Created in the image of the creator.

Let us feel as if we feel the Sun on our skin.

Let us touch those deep places of our hearts. Feeling the warmth of the brightest, warmest African Sun on our face, on our shoulders, on our chest, in our belly. On our thighs, on our knees, on our shins, and on our feet. Walk in the warmth of the healing Sun. Let it color your skin with the beauty of life, with the pain of life, with the joy of life, with the ashes, and with the fire that sparks our passion and keeps us going in spite of what we’ve been through. We are on this journey, not alone but together. One with ourselves, gaining this deep connection as we sit together in this sacred space to meditate. One with our creator as we accept the beauty with which we were created.The passion and the purpose that was put in you by The Creator. And we sit in the warmth of the glow of the Sun as we connect to one another, our community of sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, and our sacred children.

Let’s take this moment and breathe life into ourselves. We start there.

Breathing deeply and exhaling everything that does not serve us well. Asking ourselves what we need in this moment in time. And accepting that that is just right.

And we exhale

to provide a sacred space to fill that need. To grow our compassion for ourselves and then extend that compassion out to our community, our family members, our partners, the generations before us, and the generations that come next. Feel into your body and let go. Begin to let go of anxiety. Begin to free yourself of the tension that comes with so much of what we experience. And breathe in freedom, breathe in hope, breathe in all those things that make you, this amazing, resilient human being. And embrace those strengths and as we breathe in deeply, let’s exhale and expel completely.

Inhale, put a smile on your face as you do.

And exhale.

And inhale.

And exhale.

Feel deeply into this sacred space to heal and thrive and grow. And know that you are in the right space in time. That you are in the right place, in your body, in your heart, in your mind, and in your spirit. You are in the sacred space. A space where you are growing in your connection to yourself. Learning who you are and what you need.


And exhale down well, I’m running out of time.

Yes, you are.

Inhale and exhale.

You are my favorite place

Yes, you are.

Yes, you are.

Yes, you are.

Inhale and exhale.

No, cause you are my favorite place.

Yes, you are.

Yes, you are.

Thank you for spending this time in this very sacred space. May you be blessed with more moments to mind what matters.


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