September 29, 2015

Breathe, Feel, Be: The Only thing We Need to Do in Life.

Meditation1 Christine Stein

It could not have been more obvious and simple and equally hard to truly understand.

Without thinking
Without doing something
Just be and breathe

Feel how you are breathed
Feel who is breathing you
Feel the present moment

In the present moment
And nothing

I started asking myself the question: Where did this thought come from?

Or, I would think: What colour is this thought?

I realised that after I asked myself these questions, a gap appeared.

A gap where there is no thought at all.

This gap felt amazing and very familiar the same time. I wanted to stay as long as possible in that space.

Second, I would sit or lie down and just observe my breathing while simultaneously trying not to think.

Inhale and exhale.

Slowly breathing, sometimes holding my breath in between.

And last, I tried to be present in the moment no matter where I was or what I was doing. I would practice this several times throughout the day. Just being and feeling my breathing without much thought happening.

All of it practiced on a regular basis brought me to more self-awareness, a much more relaxed grounded state and the knowing that there is more to what we think we are and what we can do.

After a while of this, I got a bit bored and nothing new seemed to be happening. It was then I was introduced to some new meditation techniques.

One was focused on the breathing, several were guided, some with music, and so on. Soon I began taking all these concepts and started making my own freestyle meditations.

I ended up doing these meditations every day for at least  one hour, sometimes several hours, because I didn’t want to leave the state I was in.

With the breathing meditation you draw the energy from the lower energy centers to your brain; you can call it kundalini or pineal gland activation meditation, as well. It feels like a body workout. First I hated it, but now I love it. I didn’t expect much from it, but it’s probably one of the door openers for super amazing mystical experiences on a regular basis.

It is better than any IMAX movie.

My meditations often feel more real than my everyday life.

I started to realize that when you meditate you connect to yourself, to your soul, to source, to god, to infinite possibilities. Sometimes it can feel a bit weird going back to everyday life, but the more I did it, the more I was able to integrate my experiences from my meditation into everyday life. Things shifted.

The more I meditated, the more beautiful my life became.

In the guided meditations I could even focus on some particular parts of myself and with my transformation during meditation whole life areas were transformed.

But not only my life started shifting, the whole world and the whole universe started shifting.

Every one of us has her/his own universe. The more you become still and meditate, the more you become aware. You start feeling that everything is connected to you and depends on you.

You realise what a powerful creator you are and that you are in charge of everything in your life.

There is nothing else to do than to sit down and meditate.

Breathe and become still.

You realise that everything is in the present moment.

You can let go, love and create right away in that moment.

In a way it’s a cosmic joke.

The most important things are pretty easy.

We just need to sit still and listen. Listen to our self, to our soul, to the source we come from. It is all there.

Meditation is the only thing you need to do in your life.

Breathe, feel, be.


Relephant read:

How to Meditate: The Dathun Letter, via Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Author: Christine Stein

Editor: Travis May

Photo: Author’s Own

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