As I repeat this in my head, I question myself. Really the answer the EVERYTHING? No, how is this possible? Then I sit, and I am reassured. Yes, meditation, my answer to everything. It’s so simple, yet when I try to intellectualize meditation, it becomes so elusive.
Best to experience it!
There are many techniques, from mantra to guided to moving meditation. All are helpful, and one I currently find effective is Vipassana. As S. N. Goenka said, “Experience reality within the framework of the body as it is, not as you would like it to be, as it is.”
To start, try this Anapana focusing technique:
Sit in a comfortable position with a tall vertical spine.
Close your eyes and bring awareness to the tips of your nostrils. Focus on the flow of air as it moves in and out of the nose. That’s it!
Just observe. Observe your natural raw breath. Don’t try to change your breath. If it is shallow, it is shallow. If it is deep, it is deep. If you breathe more through the right nostril, you breathe more through the right nostril. If you breathe more through the left nostril, you breathe more through the left nostril. As you observe in stillness, you may find that everything is actually dynamic, changing, moving.
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