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Awareness Already Exists

In this meditation we explore how to let go of striving and find a place of stillness and surrender in our own deepest nature.

So just settling into your meditation posture and allowing your eyes to close, if you haven't already. Just tuning in now to the sensations of the breathing in your body. And noticing how the breath is coming and going in a flow of ever changing movement and sensation. And now opening awareness out from the breath and really opening to all the various sensations of the present moment with a light touch. Sounds, sensations in the body, smells.

Just all that's here in the present moment to be known, heard, touched, experienced. So just sitting here with an open awareness of this moment. Just being present and noticing me ever changing flow of experience in this moment, all that's arising and passing, moment by moment. And if the mind wanders, you just guide it back to just sitting here fully present and awake to this moment. And now being aware in the foreground of awareness of the experience of all that's arising and changing in this moment.

The sounds, the sensations, the smells, everything that's arising. But also noticing in the background, here you are watching. So just noticing the ever present and unchanging and silent field of awareness itself You could say awareness is like the sky. Sky can have many clouds and objects move through it, but the sky itself is ever present, still and unaffected by what moves through it, just like awareness. So just resting in that sk- like awareness and just letting everything else flow through a moment.

We often have such a strong impulse to make something happen in meditation, to strive to get into a particular state. But mindfulness is awareness training and awareness is already here. We simply need to become attentive to this moment instead of being caught up in the mind. And then we can notice that awareness is always already here. We can never lose it.

It's unwavering. And as this practice finishes, taking a deep breath in. And letting it go. Beginning to wriggle the fingers and toes. And when you're ready, opening the eyes.

Wishing you a great day.

Meditation

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Awareness Already Exists

In this meditation we explore how to let go of striving and find a place of stillness and surrender in our own deepest nature.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

So just settling into your meditation posture and allowing your eyes to close, if you haven't already. Just tuning in now to the sensations of the breathing in your body. And noticing how the breath is coming and going in a flow of ever changing movement and sensation. And now opening awareness out from the breath and really opening to all the various sensations of the present moment with a light touch. Sounds, sensations in the body, smells.

Just all that's here in the present moment to be known, heard, touched, experienced. So just sitting here with an open awareness of this moment. Just being present and noticing me ever changing flow of experience in this moment, all that's arising and passing, moment by moment. And if the mind wanders, you just guide it back to just sitting here fully present and awake to this moment. And now being aware in the foreground of awareness of the experience of all that's arising and changing in this moment.

The sounds, the sensations, the smells, everything that's arising. But also noticing in the background, here you are watching. So just noticing the ever present and unchanging and silent field of awareness itself You could say awareness is like the sky. Sky can have many clouds and objects move through it, but the sky itself is ever present, still and unaffected by what moves through it, just like awareness. So just resting in that sk- like awareness and just letting everything else flow through a moment.

We often have such a strong impulse to make something happen in meditation, to strive to get into a particular state. But mindfulness is awareness training and awareness is already here. We simply need to become attentive to this moment instead of being caught up in the mind. And then we can notice that awareness is always already here. We can never lose it.

It's unwavering. And as this practice finishes, taking a deep breath in. And letting it go. Beginning to wriggle the fingers and toes. And when you're ready, opening the eyes.

Wishing you a great day.

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