Finding Rest (guided meditation)

2020 was a year of uncertainties and challenges for most of us. With mental health issues and anxiety reportedly on the rise, I felt to offer a short guided meditation that maybe some might find useful is finding that place of rest and centred-ness in the Heart.

The Heart is not an emotional centre but from where life flows. A sense of connectedness. Yoga. The place from where joy and wisdom arise. An untainted peace that is not bound by what happened yesterday and what may happen tomorrow. 

Each of us has access to this ‘place of rest’ (which is not really a place), any time and even amidst a mind that is noisy with thoughts. It only takes a willingness to pull back and spend a few minutes of conscious attention.

 

This is a simple, approx. 15 minute meditation not requiring any knowledge or experience. Just find yourself a comfortable and relatively quiet place to sit. No particular sitting posture is necessary.

The meditation ends with a few lines from the Ashtavakra Gita. Leaving you with those words here and wishing you a beautiful 2021!

Always happy to hear your thoughts and comments. 

 

Chapter 5: Dissolving

You are pure.

Nothing touches you.

What is there to renounce?

Let it all go,
The body and the mind.

Let yourself dissolve.

Like bubbles in the sea,

All the worlds arise in you.

Know you are the Self.

Know you are one.

Let yourself dissolve.

You see the world.
But like the snake in the rope,

It is not really there.

You are pure.
Let yourself dissolve.

You are one and the same

In joy and sorrow,
Hope and despair,
Life and death.

You are already fulfilled.

Let yourself dissolve.

 

 

Ganga Waters Meditation: Bathing in the Sounds of Ganga
I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
AUM Chanting Exercise for Peace, Well-Being and Joy

 

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