The Exquisite Melody Within
Some days sitting to meditate is like entering a room filled with a vocal concert of loud and disorganized tones. In these moments, of mindful meditation, intended to be empty and restful with silence and stillness; the door may be opened to the voices of a multitude of compelling conversations.
Listening to these voices we may notice, criticisms, worries, fears and regrets.
Each singer in this recital can invite us to join in a unique melody. Some of these songs may seem pleasing and some may be upsetting or painful, but all of them lead away from this moment and the heart of meditation. Regret is the melody of the past. Worry, anxiety and fears are the ballad of the future.
We can hear and understand, but we
are not required to sing. Hearing the tones, we know them for what they are. In choosing to stay present, we might move into a new room filled with a melody of no notes.
Here, in this space we can shed criticisms, regrets and worries. The beauty of our innate nature can be felt, heard and seen. A gentle touch of kindness and compassion allows us to experience the beautiful heart of who we are. The petals of the flower slowly open, and the inner spirit begins to sing.
Breathing in I am aware of my breath.
Breathing out I am present.
Breathing in I notice the sound of my inner voices.
Breathing out I choose to remain silent.
Breathing in I let fears, criticisms and
regrets fall away.
Breathing out I embrace simple being.
Breathing in I touch my inner essence
Breathing out I rest in this moment
Breathing in I open to joy
Breathing out my heart sings.
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
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