Having the ability to feel deeply enriches our life in so many ways, such as enabling us to connect with others and to take action of some sort. However, a lot of us get so busy that we don’t take the time to check in with our inner landscape. Because of this, we can be at the mercy of how we are feeling in any given moment. In this meditation, we practice observing our emotions without the need to judge or label them good nor bad, pleasant or unpleasant. In this way, we see how emotions act much like waves gathering in the ocean.
Settling in, I followed the flow of breath in and the flow of breath out. Doing this brought me immediately to the present. In the present, I am connected to my body and therefore, can explore the sensations I am feeling in my body. I sensed tension in my shoulders and a slight heaviness in my heart. While exploring this slight heaviness, the word frustration came into my mind. Not judging nor labeling this heaviness, I noticed how it gathered, peaked and dissipated over and over again. Each time I witnessed the wave getting smaller and smaller, allowing for space to form between each wave. In this space there was calmness. In this calmness, I gave myself some words of compassion and love.
Doing this exercise, I am able to witness any waves that may wash up on the shore of my being. Instead of resisting waves, I allow them to mix with the sand and be transformed by the light of my being.