Today I took a look at the footprint of my consciousness.
When it is small and constricted, it only covers the patch of ground that is “me.”
When it is wide and all-encompassing it covers so much more.
Meditation is a way for me to improve my conscious footprint. Unlike my carbon footprint, the bigger the footprint of my consciousness, the better. The improvement comes from expansion.
Thoughts shrink my consciousness. Each time a thought creeps in the expansive nature of my mind shrinks a bit.
And, each moment I can go without a thought, my mind gently relaxes and spreads to take in my loved ones, my friends, my town, my state, my country and maybe my world.
Seeing the unlimited potential for that expansion keeps me coming back to my cushion
Editor: Brianna Bemel
hot on elephant
The story behind the Elephant-headed God. 375 shares Visual Yoga Blog: Refresh your Eyes the Yoga Way. 165 shares Boomers vs. Millennials: Will We stay the Course or Change It? 383 shares Instead of Sabotaging another Relationship, here’s how to Run into your Fear. 991 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 9 shares The Benching Mind-F*ck: Worse than Ghosting. 1,695 share The Fourth Kind of Love. 1,916 share What Teens need from their Parents. (Hint: It’s not Grounding & Punishment.) 1,578 share “I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers.” 1,378 share How Open-Hearted Men can Show Up for Strong, Independent Women. 2,210 shares