The One Minute Meditation

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures
of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Jung

One minute meditation
  • The potential of this one minute meditation is absolutely life altering and thus can change the world one person at a time.
  • This meditation strengthens the alignment with your True Self and your life's purpose.
  • It is about awareness, it is about becoming present, it is about honest evaluation, it is about honoring what is true, it is about remembering Home and what is most important to you in your life.
  • You can do it any time, any place and any which way.
  • A great way to introduce children, and anyone else, to meditation.

The most effective way to do it...is to just do it!

How to do the One Minute Meditation

  1. You can do this meditation sitting down, laying down or even standing up, which ever way you prefer is fine.
  2. Start your meditation by closing your eyes and taking a deep breath.
  3. Bring your focus to your body; feel it and notice any tension you are holding.
  4. Take another deep breath and as you exhale, let all tension go.
  5. Now take some time to reflect on: what are you feeling?; tone of your inner dialogue; the quality of your interactions with others; how does you heart feel? Open? Closed? And where has your focus been?
  6. Now this it the important part. The way you observe will make all the difference in you succeeding or not. The key is: Just observe it, do not judge any of it as good or bad. ( see quote from Gourasana below)
  7. Whenever you feel ready: Take another deep breath and focus on what is most important for you to focus on as you are completing your meditation.


 “You must begin a careful observation

of all that you do and all that you think.

Do not judge it.

Do not say this is good or this is bad.

You simply observe it.

Pay attention.

Notice how it changes your consciousness.

If you will approach your difficulties this way,

then what you really desire will grow

and what you do not desire will diminish.”

                                                              Gourasana

Golden Tips:

  1. For a life altering effect do this meditation several times a day, and for sure upon waking up in the morning and just before going to sleep.
  2. To support your schedule you can use your phone to ring at the times you want to take this minute and meditate.

Suggestions and ideas of fellow meditators

I stretch my body and jawn really deeply and it helps me to get the most out of the minute of meditating. Claus P. Nürnberg, Germany

I like to write down what I feel, think of and what I see is happening with my interactions with people. I take my journal with all my notes then home and contemplate them in the evening as a completion of the day just before I go to bed. Then I set my intention for the next day in my heart. I love how it keeps me on my toes and I feel I am truly growing from this. Karen B. Adelaide, Australia

I am a teacher and I do it 3 times a day with the kids in my class. They love it and it is so easy to do as it is only one minute. Afterwards 3 of my pupils share what they got in their meditation and I am always amazed how much awareness is being shared in these moments. I can feel the whole class room has calmed and moved into more focus from doing these one minute meditations. Darren A. Atlanta, USA

At work I have hung up a sign saying: "Sometimes it only takes a minute...". My collegues are asking about what this means and I share with them the One Minute Meditation. 9 out of 10 say they want to try it also. I believe it is changing our office. Soon I want to introduce to the office that we start our meetings with just taking one minute to focus like that. I hope they say yes. Caroline G. San Rafael, USA

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I use my iPhone to ring every hour on the hour... 
I set my iPhone to ring on the hour with a short ring as a reminder for me to close my eyes and do the One Minute Meditation. I love it. It really works …

I do it on the toilet! 
Hi School 4 Meditation, I just want to thank you for this great idea of the One Minute Meditation. I am a full time working mom with 3 kids...no need …

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