Monday, January 13, 2014
SEEDS FOR MEDITATION ...
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
Time is precious. Sometimes we are active -- working, playing a sport, fully engaged in an activity. Other times we are resting -- reading a book, sleeping, meditating. All of those activities are fully focused on the task at hand, but how much of our time do we waste, inside our own heads? Learning to observe and detach from your thoughts is one of the most powerful tools that a meditation practice can give us. Just as our lungs produce carbon dioxide, our brains produce thoughts. Think about the number of times your thoughts took a turn and, regardless of the situation, you went along for the ride? When you let your thoughts take the wheel, you give up a degree of control.
We gain time and control over our lives by learning to breathe, and to "surf the waves of our thoughts", rather than simply reacting endlessly to them.
Take a few minutes now of concentrated time, to reflect, breathe peacefully, and know that you do have the key to happiness within you, all the time.
Go ahead ... you've got the Time. ;)
Aloha Ke Akua