This guided lying down meditation connects us to the Earth. We feel its energy in our body, and release all tensions and concepts. This allows us to relax and to “sink” deeply without effort. By letting go again and again, we surrender to our awareness, experiencing balance with Nature.
Seeing the world through the eyes of the heart, you experience your true nature. This guided meditation is a journey into the depth of your consciousness, allowing you to feel relaxed, open and aware. It was inspired by Geshe Michael Roach.
We can only hear a sound or silence because of our awareness. As the sound passes, the knowing of it remains. The nature of awareness is distinct from its sensory and mental contents. Happiness is inseparable from understanding of consciousness.
Meditation is a practice to become aware of awareness. Awareness is the field of presence in which ordinary consciousness appears. Our thoughts inhibit our awareness by identifying with our loneliness, worries or low self-esteem. A stability of awareness allows us to look at any experience with equanimity.
There is no rush to healing. To avoid getting lost in aversion we approach pain slowly and with an open mind. Curiosity allows us to welcome what is there, one step at a time. By receiving each sensation with loving kindness, we can feel compassion with our suffering.
This guided meditation was written in 1991 by Stephen Levine.
Thanks to (c) Ondrea Levine, and to Dale Borglum. www.livingdying.org
The pause between the in- and the out-breath is a moment of silence and calm. It suspends the thinking and doing mode, allowing us to just be and to restore our energy. Calming and clearing your mind enables you to approach the task at hand with ease and freshness.