We all like to think we know who we are. Yet who is this person that I call ‘me’? We spend so much time, chasing after thoughts, sensations, desires and emotions, trying to create and sustain a definite sense of personality and identity at all costs. Yet sometimes, we experience moments when we drop into a deeper stream of awareness, that inspires us to live with clarity, wisdom and compassion. We arrive home inside ourselves. We witness our true nature, as the mind opens…
This is the art of meditation; awakening ourselves into mindfulness of what is. Sure, you still get angry, tense, scared, upset, and thoughts still fly around inside your head. But you don’t become the living embodiment of these shifting sensations, getting swept away in life’s drama. You can stand in the midst of the life, catching hold of mind to hold you steady, clear, focused and responsive. Through simple Buddhist meditation techniques of breath awareness, Vipassana and Metta, you can start to see how the mind is, as you open up to receive greater joy, peace and insight as life unfolds.
Life is constantly changing around us. A meditation practice can help you to move and grow beyond the suffering, pain, fear, anger that come from clinging onto a fixed sense self and identity, of how we think reality is. It is up to you to explore and embrace the true nature of your humanity, to understand mind so you can connect to your true potential. To awaken mind, this is your birthright.
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