Soften your eyes. Notice your breath.
Sense Life Directly.
Some people enjoy the search - a lot.
And they don't want it to end.
They don't realize that the end of the search means the beginning
of an amazing exploration of what has been discovered.
We can't explore what we're searching for.
We can only explore what we've discovered.
Why continue to search when you can discover?
Soften your eyes. Look out or look within - either direction will do - but look without judging anything.
And then - with 'your Heart' sense what is already here.
Whenever you notice you have judged something and now feel contracted within -
breath consciously - with full attention on your breath.
Relax, allow, sense... Relax, allow, sense... Relax, allow, sense...
Some animals, like cats, have a homing instinct that scientists can’t figure out.
Somehow, they are equipped to sense their way
through many miles of unknown territory all the way home.
How much more does Life equip us for this ‘journey’ all the way Home?
Softly close your eyes, relax attention to your inbreath and outbreath
and on each outbreath notice what is already here.
Is your mind very active, largely with repetitive and negative thoughts?
Have you tried sitting meditation but found it’s just not for you?
For so long, I had a ‘monkey mind on steroids’
and sitting meditation was extremely uncomfortable for me
so I trusted that - I didn't force myself.
My body wanted to move so I brought my meditation
into my movements during the day.
I wore rubber bands on my wrist and put post it notes around my house and car
to help me remember to take a conscious breath, consciously sense Presence
and consciously be aware of thoughts and feelings moving through.
This was my practice whenever I was doing anything that didn't require thought.
Washing dishes, sweeping, walking, cooking, folding clothes, changing diapers, driving –
I found so many opportunities during my day for this meditation in movement.
The opportunity for meditation – sensing the truth of Being - is always now.
No matter what you’re doing – now is the opening.
No need to wait until you’re sitting in a certain posture, breathing in a certain way –
Now is just perfect.
Meditation is the openness to Now – now.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."