Midnight Meditation

I’m a big believer in the healing powers of meditation. Last night, I got into it a bit right around midnight, as it happened. I tend to use candles and incense set up alongside a few crystals of whatever varieties feel applicable at the time when I aim for a meditative state, and last night was no exception.

I heartily recommend the combination, as incense can at times produce a pretty substantial amount of smoke, while candlelight gives it an otherworldly flavor. Staring at the unfurling plumes of vapor can have a decidedly trance-inducing effect, and can be especially helpful if you have trouble quieting your mind when you attempt to meditate.

So for your viewing pleasure, here’s a minute-long excerpt from my midnight meditation…

Do you see shapes in the smoke…? Relax… Gaze into it… Smoke carries messages that you can hear with your eyes…


5 thoughts on “Midnight Meditation

  1. Very nice post.
    Thank you for reminding me about the use of candles to facilitate deeper meditation. I have used them before and they were quite effective.

    1. Thanks for the comment! And you’re welcome for the reminder — I believe that if more people meditated as a regular thing, the world might be a calmer and more tolerant place, so I’m happy to do my part to encourage the practice!

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