Stillness is a very effective way of just being open and receptive to what is truly important for you in your meditational practice.
Stillness allows for stress to be reduced, allows for anxiety to be less intense and because of this, of course, allows for spiritual growth and enhances your health and well-being.
There are so many wonderful transformations that happen when you come back to stillness – something that is very often forgotten in the busy world of today.
Even if you’re still, meaning that you create stillness around you, the mind can still be very active and noisy and, because of such, create a lot of inner tension that, after a little while, becomes very tiring and depleting, creating a sense of unhappiness, or lack of joy, in everything that one does.
So, to come back to vibrancy, it’s important to sit still.
Stillness is created by just relaxing into the flow.
So, without further ado, let us just relax into the meditational practice.
A wonderful thing to do, is to just to breathe in and breathe out in the beginning of your meditation, to create a clear intention and to be present here in this wonderful space of now.
So, as you breathe in and breathe out, forget yesterday, forget tomorrow, forget everything that keeps coming up from the past or keeps reminding you that you need to focus on the future and just be present to this beautiful moment. Deep breath… breathing in, breathing out, just taking a few moments to relax and allow yourself to move into a depth, a sense of presence that’s very, very relaxing.
Usually it takes a few minutes to come back to this sense of presence. For some it may take a little bit longer. And it’s a good practice to be mindfully aware of this moment, and to gently let go of the thoughts and the feelings that are anchored in the future, or in the past, to let them go, not by struggling or fighting within yourself, but just by coming back to this healing quality that’s present here in the now.
A natural flow from within guides you, so that there is this flow, this open receptivity to a vibration of joy and healing, not just now, but throughout your day. It’s almost as if you’re setting in motion a momentum that creates this sense of well-being, this sense of healing throughout your day. Be aware of this now in your meditational practice, but also be aware of this as you open and receive the natural flow of healing in all sorts of different situations in your everyday life.
As you breathe in and breathe out, letting go.
Then, whenever you feel ready, just relax and be in stillness, integrating the experience of meditation for a few moments within this field of stillness. Relaxing, letting go. It’s almost as if you’re dropping into a nurturing and warm and comfortable sort of deep sleep. You’re relaxing into the meditation, moving one level deeper into relaxation.
As you breathe in and breathe out, continue for a few more moments in stillness.