When I was visiting a Temple in Thailand, I saw the cutest dog, sitting on the steps right underneath this huge Buddha. He obviously belonged to someone. It was like the owner said “sit here and wait for me patiently,” and his patience wore out.
I have been taught by many teachers about meditations and one of my favorites is Vipassanā which means insight into the true nature of reality. This meditation is all about being perfectly still with the realization that nothing is permanent and nothing is personal. There have been times in practicing this meditation that I have felt like this adorable dog; I just wanted to curl up in a ball and go to sleep.
Meditation doesn’t have to be hard! It’s just about focusing the mind and managing our thoughts. It’s about being in the present moment. It’s a training in being RESPONSIVE instead of REACTIVE.
Meditation can be BEING in the moment with a sunset, or clouds or noticing the uniqueness of our hand print. It’s about being STILL in a moment and feeling that we are ONE WITH ALL THAT IS.
My prayer is that we take a moment and APPRECIATE all that WE ARE and all that WE ARE CALLED TO BE.
blessings & love,
p.s. We will be working on YOUR unique way to meditate this weekend.You can CHECK IT OUT HERE.