“Your willing presence in the world is absolutely precious and deeply needed.
Therefore never think that you must escape from the world in order to be centered and recollected. Instead, find your spaces within the real stuff of life and within the real stuff of yourself.
Quiet and stillness serve our deeper entry into that which is, not the withdrawal from it. See and hear and feel what is around and within you. Acknowledge it and respond as love invites you to.”
-Gerald May, The Awakened Heart
When we sit in stillness, we learn to trust our own wisdom and insight. This inner wisdom supersedes the demands of anxiety and fear, which allows us to act with greater care for ourselves and for others.
I encourage you to develop a routine meditation practice; chose a routine that integrates seamlessly into your lifestyle. Whether you have time to sit and breathe for 20 minutes or sit and breathe for 2 minutes, the presence, the peace of mind, the equilibrium and the space you will encounter is worth it.
In other words, meditate in a way that brings meaning, wisdom and presence to your life.
Meditate in your bed. Meditate in your Adirondack chair on the back porch. Meditate in your kid’s play room, surrounded by toys. Meditate on your yoga mat. Meditate in your kitchen. Meditate in your home office before you turn on your computer. Meditate in your shower before crawling into bed to put the day to rest. You know what is best for you. Trust that knowing.
In that knowing, you will learn to listen deeply and then acknowledge and respond as love invites you to. As Gerald May reminds us, “Quiet and stillness serve our deeper entry into that which is, not the withdrawal from it. See and hear and feel what is around and within you. Acknowledge it and respond as love invites you to.”
This is my favorite Meditation technique that encourages you to trust your inner knowing.
“Trust Your Inner Knowing” Meditation
Guided Meditation Teachings
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