In any given moment, we create suffering for ourselves when we do not accept what is. Resisting what is, we do not allow ourselves to be in the flow of life. We begin to judge and then realize that we are judging and get on ourselves for judging. But, judging our judgmental mind only creates more suffering for us.
In this powerful meditation, Jaisa has us bring awareness to our body, mind and soul and in doing so, cultivate acceptance in what we find.
Bringing awareness to my body and its various parts, I felt neutral sensations as well as not so pleasant sensations. Accepting these sensations for what they were, I turned my focus to my mind. Becoming aware of my thoughts, I noticed that a few were of my upcoming day. Accepting these thoughts for what they were, I brought awareness to the feelings and emotions that were present. Allowing these feelings and emotions to be, I acknowledged them for what they were. Bringing awareness to my body, mind and soul, I accepted me for me.
When we deny unpleasant sensations, we miss the messages that our body may be telling us. When we deny unpleasant thoughts, we miss the opportunities for growth. And, as Jaisa profoundly says, when we deny our emotions, we deny our soul. Thus, acceptance of what is, however it is, is the key to having a balanced and peaceful life.