feel the Universe breathe in the stardust breathe out particles of self we are one
sit and focus on your breathing allow your mind to drift let it touch on what you have to do or scream about the waste of time let it dwell on the wrong done to you or by you watch it carry on and breath
i sit and ponder how i came to this till i remember to release my thought and breath
take the time to pause before you open your mouth to say something you only mean in the moment.
quiet fills me sitting feeling the breath watching my thoughts flow a river slowing as it reaches the sea.
sitting with myself
contemplating my breathing
the world drops away
existing between the breaths,
in the pause where exhale
turns to inhale, and all
is still and quiet. i know
what comes next but that is
for then. now is all there is
in this pause between breaths.
i see a glimmer
in the back recesses of my mind,
but when i turn to focus
it fades. we play this game
until i realize that it is
nearly gone. i grieve until
i sit, quietly, focus on my
breath, and am present as
it comes to greet me and
hold me close.
as i sit quietly,
alone as i rarely am,
emotions bubble to the surface
like ripples on a pond
or the froth on a cappuccino.
hurt, frustration, sadness,
loneliness, calm, and a
bubble of joy, just for
Today’s meditation was wonderful. I entered a place where the general distractions of life, the background noises, the cats, the talking, none of it penetrated to the place where I was safely drifting with myself.
Sadly, I cannot report to you that I did anything differently today than I did yesterday, or the day before, but today it worked.
I don’t know whether it was this meditation, or meditation in general, but I did also manage to deal with a difficult emotional situation without breaking down or feeling utterly crushed.
Let’s see where this journey leads.
I was a hot mess in meditation today. It was about forgiveness and my mind was in a million places. At the moment, I don’t have anyone or anything I need to forgive per se, but I was also not very present. I was even aware of it a few times during the meditation but just couldn’t break free from my roaming mind.
That’s okay though. It gives me the chance to practice self-compassion.
Today’s mantra was “Om Shanti Om.” It was given the translation
“I radiate peace.” I particularly appreciated this mantra. When the mantra was first expressed I did not know it’s meaning, and yet I did find it peaceful when I heard it. This was approximately a ten minute meditation. It is important to note that I was not in a quiet place while I listened to this meditation. There was a great deal of chatter going on around me. Despite that, I still found peace during my meditation. Ten minutes well spent.