Set some time aside for yourself today and just be.
Don’t put any limitations on yourself by having expectations of a certain outcome. Just sit, breath and be good company to yourself.
Allow space for your inhibitions to leave you, making way for a consciousness of only breath.
There is nowhere you need to be.
Nothing that needs to be done.
No you that you need to be better than.
There is just this moment.
And in this moment where you sit with yourself, listen to your body. Stretch. Relax. Lay down. Hum yourself a song. Breath heavily, loudly, and with purpose.
You are everything you need in this moment.
There is a line in the Tao Te Ching that reads:
The Master observes the world but trusts his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go. His heart is open as the sky.
Don’t over think it.
Don’t over think anything, not this blog post, not that quote.
Just breath and let these words resonate with the wisdom that is already within you, effortlessly. You don’t need to try to understand. Because at a fundamental, spiritual level you just do.
I wanted to write a blog post about meditation without overtly stating it because that word can scare people.
It sounds like such an unattainable concept that brings visions of monks in the forest sitting still for hours.
But it’s not unattainable. It’s something that you can practice in your own home, with children playing around and the kitchen’s pots and pans clanking about. You can meditate in your car before work, at the gym in the sauna, while you run, before you sleep, right here… wherever you are right now.
There is no failing.
There is only learning.
My meditation practice that I wrote about previously has change the way that I react to stressors in my life, it has also created a beautiful space where I can honor my feelings without acting on them.
On my run the other day I entered a meditative state. I began to write a poem in my head. I am a poet by trade and by passion, but I haven’t published any poetry in this forum.
Not yet anyway, but Spring brings the possibility of new things to unfold, new stories to tell, and old buds to bloom once more.
Be well friends, and breathe well.