That is to say that today is a day to be cognizant of change. Every seasonal shift should give us pause to stop and reflect upon our current extant state.
This is something that many people struggle with; the idea of complete silence. Many individuals cannot go through the day without that external stimulation. The brain craves stimulation
Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Your spiritual practice is strong: you can do marathon sessions of meditation. Your Qigong practice is not just a series of randomly sequenced set of movements: you feel the energy flowing as you direct it. Your pranayama is expansive, full, focused and complete. The seamless intertwining of Puraka (Inhalation), Abhyantara Khumbaka (Full Inhale Hold), Rechaka (Exhalation), Bahya Khumbaka (Full Exhale Hold) occurs effortlessly. Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Someone does not signal there turn in traffic. The barista does not quite season your latte in the manner to which you have grown accustomed. A child shows disrespect toward the parent (or your child shows disrespect toward you). It is at these times that your practices must be part of your being. You must not allow your mind to wander, to become agitated. . . . You must come (back) to a Woo-SAHH moment.
Nonetheless, I pondered his statements and it drove home the fact that (many) people (westerners) are socialized to view meditation with a HIGH Degree of circumspection. Meditation and meditating is mentioned 23 times in the (KJV) bible. Yet many still (choose to) remain ignorant as to what meditation really entails
We are all an aspect of the totality of ‘The All’ (to include all universes and all dimensions).
It is through mindfulness that stillness can be attained.
By taking time to become immersed in ‘self’, one can develop clarity of insight and see truly ‘within’.
Walking is the oldest form of transportation known to nearly all terrestrial animals. For humankind, this mode of transportation was integral to dispersing around the globe. With the passage of time spiritual and religious groups began to incorporate conscious walking into their repertoires. Various breathing practices were also developed and sometimes incorporated with walking. This … Continue reading Walking Pranayama: My Personal Practice
Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)