Thank you for becoming part of the Kalma experience designed for those in search of calm.
The KALMA OBJECT is designed as an object of focus which is useful when overwhelmed by stress or anxiety. By engaging the senses in an exploration of the object there is an opportunity to experience a moment of mindfulness for greater balance and a calmer mind.
Welcome to the guided mindful perceiving meditation.
Beginning by taking the Kalma Object and holding it in the palm of your hand or between your fingers and thumb. Looking at it carefully, as if you have never seen such a thing before. This is now your object of focus. Paying full attention to seeing it, to observing with gentle curiosity. Turning it over between your fingers. Exploring every part of it.
Notice the color, the contrast between the metal and the stone. Are there parts that are shiny or matte?
Turning your attention to the sense of touch. Feeling the shape and texture while you gently move the object between your fingers. Gently touching all sides of the object. Noticing the contrast between the sharp edges of the metal structure and the smoothness of the moving stone. Gently turning the sphere with your fingers.
Now bring the object closer to your nose. Can you sense any fragrance?
And when you're ready, moving your attention to all the sensations in your body. Closing your eyes for a moment.. acknowledging all that is here. And Asking what is my experience right now? What thoughts , emotions and sensation are present and can be felt? Not trying to change in any way but just observe how things are in this moment without judgement.
After a few moments redirecting your awareness to the breath and its movement in the body.
Expanding your awareness to your whole body and the space around your body. Opening your awareness to life as it is and to the next moments of your day.
Now that you are familiar with the Kalma Object, use it as a reminder to be mindful and practice the brief meditation you have just learned.
The Kalma project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.