An Open Heart, an Open Mind to Meditation

July 2, 2014 9:57 PM

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An Open Heart, an Open Mind to Meditation

Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff called uncertainty. You see a drop-off. You don't know where it'll lead if you fall. At first, the position may induce fear but taking a second to consider taking a step forward may lead to deep questioning or the freedom to fly. So how about instead of crouching away from the line, you stay with your feet planted on the ground and your eyes focused straight ahead to a loftier goal? Over time and with practice, one becomes familiar with the idea of discomfort -- embracing pain, reframing struggle as opportunity to expand our horizons to unfound, unlimited places. And the sensation is supplemented with the strength we find and share with those around us. We don't stand alone.

Here, the labeling and deliberate acknowledgement of thoughts is followed by an uber conscious release of them. The act of grounding exists with an uplifting feeling before expansion. The symbolic nature of linking with someone brings to surface sympathetic thoughts and feelings, which ultimately en...

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