Sunday, February 3, 2008
Can we feel the water flowing on our body when we take a shower? Can we feel our breath going in and out of our lungs? Can we feel our hearts beating in our chests and the blood coursing through our bodies? Can we see our thoughts passing through our minds like clouds in the sky? Can we feel our Spirit, the infinite divine energy floating above and through our bodies?
Spirit is a very inaccurate word to describe what we are. Words are inadequate to describe our true nature. We can, however, experience our Divine nature.
We can experience who we are by becoming still. The noise in our minds and the sensory overload that our senses experience in the outer world distract us from becoming our Selves. We can quiet the noise within us and without us by meditating.
Mindful meditation is the simple act of being. We bring our attention to our bodies. As thoughts arise, we observe them without judgment. When we do not identify with them, they pass like clouds. There is no need for frustration if we do not feel still. The realization that we are not still is an awakening. No judgment is required. To paraphrase a bad joke, the worst meditation I had was still good.
Let's be aware of the outer boundary of our body. Let's dissolve that boundary and merge with the Infinite.
Let's discover and join with our true nature by being still.