Yes I know what a few of you are thinking: what’s my third eye? Good question. In many spiritual traditions, the third eye corresponds to the space on your brow between your two eyes. Associated with high consciousness, enlightenment, and clairvoyance, connecting to your third eye through meditation can lead to increased inner peace.
Checkout this recent Finer Minds post on how to do a third eye meditation and why you’d want to do one in the first place. The good news is that by practicing this type of meditation you take the focus off your monkey mind and put it on where it should be – cultivating increased awareness. Allow yourself 15-20 minutes in a quiet space. Here are the steps:
- Start with three deep breaths. These will help you center and focus yourself.
- Bring your attention to the center of your brow. You can even lift your eyes (underneath closed eyelids) up a little to kind of ‘look’ at your 3rd eye.
- Use your imagination. Here’s where the fun begins. Use your imagination to perceive (either by feeling or seeing) your breath literally coming in and out of your 3rd eye.
- Keep returning to focus. Every time your attention wanders, simply return your thoughts back to feeling or seeing the breath move in and out of the space between your eyebrows.
- Feel the pulsing. Now you’re going to really start to feel as if your brow area is pulsing with the rhythm of your breath.
- Be with it. Just stay with this sensation as long as you’d like or until you know you have to move on to something else.
When you do the third eye meditation regularly, what you’ll notice is that your perception of your life, the circumstances around you, other people and even the experiences of your 5 physical senses will move from ego-based subjectivity to a broader, more detachedawareness.
Read more on how to practice a third eye meditation here.