Samadhi is having a concentration, a one pointedness of mind. In this meditation, Dorothy guides us to focus on four different areas: our breath, our belly, our sensations and our heart.
Getting comfortable in my chair, I became aware of my first samadhi, my breath. Feeling the air enter and leave my nostrils, I allowed my breath to be just as it was. Becoming aware of my second samadhi, my belly, I noticed the rising and falling with each inhale and exhale. I realized that I was holding tension here and began to relax the muscles. Becoming aware of my third samadhi, sensations in my body, I realized that I was holding my shoulders in an upward position and relaxed these muscles. Being still, I sensed any feelings and emotions I had. In this particular time, I felt an excitement for my upcoming day. Finally, I became aware of my four samadhi, my heart. Bringing awareness to my heart, I felt my heartbeat pulsate throughout my body. Doing these one pointedness of mind, I have strengthened my meditative awareness.
The more we practice our meditative awareness, the more we will be able to focus on samadhi without having our mind drift off to thoughts. Over time, we become more mindful by bringing an increased awareness to our everyday lives and activities.