Meditation is a powerful tool to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, enhance self-awareness, and promote emotional and physical wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness dates back to as early as 1500 BCE as a part of the path towards enlightenment and self-realization. This ancient tradition is more relevant than ever as we work together to heal the world as a global community.
These motivational meditations can help you define your life’s purpose, relieve stress from the body and mind, and achieve self-awareness. For more ideas on how to invite calm into your life, check out our article on ways to protect your mental and physical health during the 2020 pandemic.
What If Money Was No Object?
Alan Watts, a British philosopher born in 1915, was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. His radio show “Way Beyond the West” aired nationally in the early 1960s and inspired millions to live in the present. In this video, Watts compels listeners to do what makes them feel most fulfilled, and let the money follow.
He compels you to contemplate your life’s purpose by asking, “What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like? How would you really enjoy spending your life? It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
In another 15-minute guided meditation, Watts invites listeners to experience his method of obtaining self-awareness and awaken the mind.
Morning Guided Meditation
In this video, the world-renowned mindfulness leader Deepak Chopra explains everything that happens in your brain has a physical manifestation. If we focus on what we lack, we invite stress into our lives and our bodies. In contrast, by reconnecting with our true nature we can experience boundless joy.
Isha Kriya Guided Meditation for Morning and Evening Meditation
Sadhguru is a world-renowned spiritual leader, speaker and yogi, “acting as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life.” He offers guidance on looking inward, embracing spirituality and paving a path to health, wellbeing, and living life to its fullest potential.
In this video, Sadhguru uses Isha Kriya, “a meditation technique to bring health, dynamism, peach and well being – helping each individual to create life according to his own wish and vision.” The technique is explained in the first three minutes of the video. The meditation begins at 3:35 if you are already familiar with it.
10-Minute Meditation for Anxiety
Waking up with anxiety is all too common these days. John Davisi, a mindfulness life coach, teacher and speaker, narrates this soothing and motivational meditation. He invites you to step out of your situation, breathe, and focus on the truth of the situation to let your anxiety fall away.
Guided Meditation to Boost Energy Levels and Feel Great
Linda Hall’s voice is remarkably soothing in this 15-minute guided meditation. Her mindfulness practice is aimed at managing stress and anxiety while increasing feelings of self-worth and boosting positive thinking.