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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Achaan Chan's Meditation - (read at Chet Day's Web Site) :

" If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have even more peace.
So wherever you are attached, let go of that and come back to the center.
Learn to see all movement of life with balance and openness.
In my life, the more I let go of things, the more bliss I experience.

When you're meditating deeply and your mind is silent, that is when you'll experience the remarkable peace that comes with just letting it all go. You don't have to meditate deeply to let go.

1. When something arises in your life that causes upset, consciously take a deep breath.

2. As you're breathing in, close your eyes and feel the peace that comes with breath awareness.

3. Let your breath be still for a second or two before you breathe out. (Note the peace and stillness at the pause between in and out breaths.)

That peace and stillness is always there. You just have to slow down enough to become aware of it.

4. Now breathe out and let go of what was bothering you.

Repeat this exercise whenever you feel off center or stressed."

Can you sense the freedom and the lightness you feel - it's a good feeling so...

If you start to have a stressful weekend, practice this, and then go on. Life is too short to stay mad, stressed or worried.

Peace,
Chatty

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