15 Minute Forest Meditation

“Fear is just an illusion and if you believe in this illusion, you are creating your reality. What can you believe in that is not fear? Love. Love is your essence. If you move from fear deep into your heart, you will discover that there is a beautiful little light that you have forgotten. The more you look at this light, the more it will expand in you. Then you will not need to look at the fear because you will be too busy looking at the beauty inside of yourself.”  — Tony Samara

Tony Samara’s ‘Forest Meditation’ • TonySamara.org

Self love is at the very core of wellbeing, joy, self-empowerment, and your ability to create and enjoy the kind of life you want. You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll ever have. — Zeenat in How to Cultivate and Nurture Self Love – Self Love Story


I liked this meditation and wonder what my readers think of it.

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  1. I tried it, but it didn’t work so well for me. I usually don’t like someone talking to me while I do it. The background sounds were wonderful, though. Maybe I should meditate in a forest!

  2. Hi Timethief! I decided to finally begin meditation, found a free daily subscription series, first tape/video was ok, but this morning’s was dreadful – really quite irritating. Your forest meditation is a little more soothing, though sometimes I wonder at the compulsion of narrators to keep talking – it is hard to meditate and concentrate within with that voice nattering on! The ideas are good – but I can’t work them out for myself with all the distracting racket. The ah-hah for me out of this: next time I am up in the Douro I am going to make my own video – just set up the camera on a tripod and let it run. In fact I have lots of clips from late summer and harvest that weren’t blog-worthy but I may piece together for myself in the meantime. So thank you… thought provoking as always, though maybe not as you expected!

    • I love hearing your unique take on things. You readers are a blessing to me. I prefer strongly silent meditations to guided ones. Silent meditation is my mainstream practice but I know people who need to ease into the idea silence, spaciousness and solitude. I think this type of meditation can be a bridge for them.

      I can’t wait to see the video you make. I’m excited by that idea.

  3. I don’t really meditate, TT, but I did this just for the fun of it. It was very nice. It’s how I feel most of the time, anyway. As you know, my life is very stress-free. I barely do anything all day, except walk around, relax, and look at things.

  4. I need to practice every day. People I know die frequently, so it’s a constant reminder. I love this post. The forests and hills are the main reason I came to the Berkshires.
    btw, working on my “comeback.: Thank you for your kind notes. Wouldn’t have made it if I hadn’t exercised body, mind and soul, took care of myself. Heart is very good:one tributary occluded, but being housebound exacerbated it. Saw you on G+, but there were too many variations, I wasn’t sure which one to choose. Law Martin (My initials and my nickname.) Love the Art Therapy: I’m a big believer in that. Hope you are well, Titi. Mailing peace and love to you now. Sweet tides and Happy Trails to you

  5. Being pregnant & stressed out right now.. I needed that & will do it again in the morning. I sometimes forget how well meditation works to clear your mind & help focus. Thank you for posting this right on time. :) Peace, love & light ~Elena

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