Allow me to share a little of my story and how I came to meditation. Back when I was around fifteen years old and at high-school, we had a substitute teacher for one of the classes. The substitute was actually the deputy principal Mr Collins as it was arranged at such short notice. Because he had no idea where we were at in the class and it wasn’t a subject he normally taught, he decided to teach us about meditation.
This was my first introduction to meditation and from that day on have kept it as an important part of my life. The meditation he taught us was a very simple visualisation which I now call “The Black Cat Meditation”.
This meditation is so simple most people can easily do this on their own without needing a recorded guide.
This basic meditation can be as short as a few minutes or as long as you want it to be. It is great for those times when you don’t have long and want to calm your mind. I have used this while travelling on trains when I’m waiting for things in a waiting room, even if I’m running early and find a nice spot to park the car for ten minutes.