We live in a time of constant mental stimulation.
From busy cities, endless scrolling, and email after email, it’s hard to give yourself time to think. When was the last time you took a moment for yourself?
Sometimes sitting alone with your thoughts can be the best way to gain a sense of inner peace, revitalising your energy, and providing mental stability. But don’t worry, not all meditation involves sitting in a dark room while repeating strange phrases.
Open eye meditation is the practice of keeping your eyes open while allowing your thoughts to drift away. This is done by focusing on a singular spot, allowing you to gain an appreciation of what is right before you. Watching the world go by can be incredibly therapeutic, reminding you that the natural world continues to flourish at all times. Take a deep breath, clear your mind of stress, and embrace the moment you are in.
Nature has provided a means of escape for many throughout history. Think of Wordsworth’s appreciations of London morning scenes, or Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. The natural world has incredible beauty, coupled with powerful restorative energy. Open eye meditation is about embracing that beauty, seeing what’s around us, and using it to change our mindset for the better.
While constantly rushing from one task to another, we tend to overlook the everyday beauty that waits just outside our door. From the chirping of the birds to the gentle swaying of trees, nature can evoke a deep sense of calm when noticed.
Open eye meditation allows you to tap into that sense of being present, focusing on one point, and letting your thoughts fade away. For those who get distracted when meditating, this visual stimulus can be grounding. When focusing on a natural visual point, open eye meditation can help you to manage stress and anxiety. The clearer mental state you can achieve from meditation can lead to increased productivity and performance, both in your work and your personal life.
However, not all of us are lucky enough to be constantly surrounded by beautiful scenes of nature. That’s where GenieInAHeadset comes in. Our virtual reality tool allows you to completely immerse yourself in any environment, anywhere in the world, all from the comfort of your own home. From sitting on a beach with the sound of the waves crashing over you to basking in the radiant sun in a field of sunflowers, we can take you there.
Our powerful analytical tools will provide a breakdown of your session, reflecting your mental state with easy to understand graphs and figures. That way, you can track how our virtual open eye meditation is helping to change your life for the better.
We know that meditation doesn’t come easily to everyone. But, GIAH will support you through your meditation sessions, transporting you to calming scenes and emulating the extraordinary beauty of nature. The sense of wonder virtual reality can bring, combined with the serenity that open eye meditation provides, can lead to complete mental clarity. In a time where mental health has never been more important, GIAH will help you put yourself first.