WEEK 4 – Resting in stillness

“Stillness is not the absence of movement, rather a viewpoint from which you observe movement”

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  1. Read all the steps and notes below before starting this meditation.
  2. Get comfortable and completely relax remaining as still as you can. Notice your body breathing as if you noticed for the first time.
  3. Don’t be concerned if your mind is racing or thinking of this or that – let it – just choose to focus on your breathing for now
  4. Regardless of the activity in your mind, dedicate the next ten minutes to allowing yourself to experience whatever comes up for you whether it’s thoughts, feelings, visions or emotions.
  5. Set a timer for 10 minutes (choose a gentle alarm!) and start when you are comfortable and ready.

NOTES

  • Allow everything in this present moment, no matter how negative or how positive. Nothing is wrong or ‘shouldn’t be’. There are no mistakes.  You are never ‘doing it wrong’; there’s just what is!
  • Without engaging in any effort nor with any striving, simply choose to look deeply with curiosity at whatever your experience is in this present moment.
  • Imagine you are watching the movie of your life, the ‘little me’ life of concepts and thought forms with all its dramas and complaints; it’s upsets and it’s manic times.
  • Notice how ‘you’ are watching all this – and wonder, with curiosity, ‘how is it possible that ‘I’ can be aware of my own thoughts.
  • Notice the eyes of compassion and grace as you notice these things – rest in the awareness of all that comes up free from condemnation and judgement.
  • Do this every day of the week
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