“Stillness is not the absence of movement, rather a viewpoint from which you observe movement”
- Read all the steps and notes below before starting this meditation.
- Get comfortable and completely relax remaining as still as you can. Notice your body breathing as if you noticed for the first time.
- 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
- 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.
- Set a timer for 10 minutes (choose a gentle alarm!) and start when you are comfortable and ready.
- 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