Taking a pause to become intimate with what is to be known takes courage. As we get accustomed to pausing throughout the day, we get to know ourselves better. This befriending of ourselves allows us to be with the flow of every experience we encounter. In this meditation, we practice taking a pause to become intimate with what is to be known.
Settling in an upright position, I brought awareness to my inner world by way of my breath. Placing one hand on my belly and the other on my chest, I noticed how the body expands on the inhale and constricts on the exhale. To get intimate with my feelings, I asked, what is to be known. Just being in these moments, I sensed calm, yet excitement brewing within. Without trying to change or fix these sensations, I opened my eyes and ears to include the sights and sounds of my environment. After seeing an array of shapes and colors while hearing a distant birdsong, I closed my eyes to tune back in with my inner world. Sensing the same ease and excitement as I did earlier, I thanked myself for taking this pause and holding this space.
Pausing is a vulnerability act that requires our befriending. Befriending doesn’t mean we like what comes up. It means we accept what comes up. After all, only what we feel can we heal. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️