Loving yourself ~ How a “Shower Meditation” or “Shower Zen” can become both Humanly and Spiritually Life Transforming
“One Conscious Breath Opens a Whole New Dimension of Life” ~ Eckhart Tolle
I personally learned about “Shower Zen” or “Shower Meditation” when I was young. When I was really young I used to take baths sometimes alone or with my brother. But as I got older I progressed to taking a bath alone.
However, I remember having a change of heart as I moved from taking a bath to a shower. I could remember being 8 and after finishing my swim at a public pool, and taking off my trunks and jumping in the shower.
Next, I remember the water splashing on my face. It was as if my mind had stopped and I had gone to another dimension of time. It was so pleasant and so relaxing that I try to repeat this same experience if I can once a day, or whenever I can. The reason it works is because the water is hitting your forehead which is located around your “3rd Eye”.
As soon as that happened, It was as if the water on my face and on my forehead and between my eyes, stopped time when all of a sudden I was lost for several minutes in the moment.
From that time on, baths became boring, and taking a shower to maintain that same time expansive experience became my heart’s desire. To sum up this experience this how one writer explains it.
“Once I heard a meditation teacher describe mindfulness as “coming to your senses” – by bringing your full and non-judgmental attention to what your body’s feeling, what you are seeing, hearing, tasting and smelling. In other words noticing everything the present moment offers to our senses.
By getting out of your head and coming to your senses you leave behind the stories our thoughts are telling us about what’s going on and we arrive at a more raw and direct experience of what’s happening in the now.”
So what is happening during this experience? In fact, at a very young age once I became 18, I began to duplicate this practice meditation using breath in earnest.
Soon, meditation became my constant companion and something I intend to do for the rest of my life. So what kind of experience did this shower meditation offer me and can offer you.
“In fact shower time is a perfect time to create a mindfulness ritual and to include an active meditation session into your daily routine.”
Yes experiencing mindfulness is when you are from time to time spiritually transformed within the moment. Your goal is not to be there now and again, but be in the present always. So what again does our author suggest what “Shower Zen”, help us accomplish?
“’Shower Zen’ is a great way to get in touch with our bodies, literally, and without judgement learn to be comfortable in our own skin, embody the present moment and enjoy the simple pleasure that a shower can be.”
Remember, in our blog, our goal is for people to learn to not only become relaxed, but comfortable in one’s own skin. Meditation has allowed me to become more personable too and become a better listener. So what are other ways that “Shower Zen” can become transforming? Here is as our author again states.
“Also showers seem to deeply cleanse the aura maybe it’s the negative ions produced by running water which are reported to have important health benefits or maybe it’s just the deep cleansing of running water through the etheric field; either way a shower can feel great and is a fantastic time to bring your complete consciousness to the present moment and receive all the benefits a mindful shower can bring.”
I added “Shower Zen” of “Shower Meditation” because if you don’t have time, this can become one of the best ways to become acquainted with meditation. It happened to me at a very young age, so if you have never meditated before, get in the shower and let the water pulse over your face, and experience how it feels for a few minutes.
Once you are able to do that, now in your private time, try to experience this same feeling, this time without the water. Best of luck with taking your first steps using “Shower Zen” to perfect, your meditation regular or first time meditation practice.