So much of our freedom revolves around healing the wounds that have caused us to disavow important aspects of ourselves. Too often we unilaterally gauge freedom in terms of being able to do and have things: lots of money, being able to travel, or being able to act as we like. These are external, feel-good freedoms. But how often do we gauge our freedom by the inner freedom we get to experience from imposing certain external limitations and making sacrifices? By Contributing Writer Jack Adam Weber
“I breathe in. I breathe out. I am present in my body. I am here and not anywhere else, knowing there is nowhere else to be.
This is meditation. It doesn’t matter how I sit or don’t sit, or how I hold my hands. It is not how still I stay or silencing my mind.
Meditation is noticing my body’s posture, whatever form it takes, and noticing how my hands rest if they are resting, their movements if they are in motion.
It is following the quiet of each breath.
It is stepping back and listening to the music of thoughts, one note at a time, and watching the beauty of cognition.
It is opening space with curiosity for observation and observing, across the hush of that space, the dawn and dusk of joy and sorrow, seeing the winter and spring of laughter and tears, seeing and not changing anything.
It is gently watching the poetry of life breathing without waking it.”
“The earth recognizes people whom Source flowers. There is a sensuousness, a centeredness, a grace to their movement. There is a relaxed gentility of power flowing quietly within and beneath their action. There is a humble assuredness about them, a reverence, a sense of humor and a sense of the sacred entwined. They are the magical people, for whom the earth has longed.” ~ Ken Carey
Learn to Quiet The Mind in this first of 15 Steps from the Healing Rhythms Program presented by Wild Divine. This video is an excellent introduction to mind-body training and features instruction and guided meditation from Doctors Andrew Weil and Dean Ornish.