Next To A Crying Child On The Subway

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Welcome to this guided meditation.

Today, we'll embrace the chaos and find peace amidst the unlikely sounds of a crying baby on a subway.

Let's begin.

First, find a comfortable sitting position on this potentially germ-ridden subway seat.

Close your eyes, and take a deep breath in through your nose.

Breathe in the unique blend of subway scents, and exhale through your mouth, releasing any tension or discomfort.

Now, focus your attention on the crying baby beside you.

This tiny human, with its incredible lung capacity, is reminding us of the unpredictability and impermanence of life.

Embrace the absurdity and humor of this situation as a test of your inner calm.

As the baby's cries continue to pierce through the subway car, imagine yourself as a protective bubble, sheltering you from the cacophony.

Breathe in, and as you do, visualize the bubble expanding with each inhalation.

On your next exhale, picture the bubble releasing a wave of soothing energy that gently quiets the baby's cries.

Don't be disheartened if the cries persist; remember, this is an exercise in embracing life's little absurdities.

Now, shift your focus to the rattling of the subway car as it barrels through the underground tunnels.

Imagine the vibrations as a gentle massage for your weary soul.

Let the rhythmic sounds lull you into a state of relaxation.

As you continue to breathe, let the ambient noise of the subway car wash over you.

The chatter of fellow passengers, the occasional screech of brakes, and the tinny music leaking from someone's headphones – all of these sounds contribute to the peculiar symphony of the subway.

With each breath, remind yourself that you are capable of finding peace in the midst of chaos.

Recognize the humor in this unlikely meditation setting, and allow yourself a small, knowing smile.

As we near the end of this peculiar meditation, take a final deep breath in.

Let the air fill your lungs, expanding your protective bubble to its fullest potential.

As you exhale, release any remaining tension or stress, and prepare yourself to face the world outside the subway car.

When you feel ready, gently open your eyes and take in your surroundings.

Congratulations – you have successfully navigated this unconventional guided meditation, and can now face the world with a renewed sense of calm and a healthy appreciation for life's absurd moments.


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