Experiment #4: Exploring the Ground

Meditation

Experiment #4: To experience your own ground of being or inner life force, close your eyes and notice what is happening for several minutes, without the distractions of seeing. When you are not doing anything, what do you experience with your eyes closed? …what is your actual experience of living, right now, in this particular moment? …our own wealth of inner sensations become clear – the movement of breath, the pulse of the heart, tingling, hunger, even pain.

First, eyes closed, I became very aware of bodily sensations – I was pleasantly full from my morning scramble and tea I’d just eaten. My toes were cold but warming up. I adjusted my back.

Then, I felt a tightness in my chest and face. There was a lot of turbulence in me at the moment. A lot of tension and stress, but nothing that should overwhelm me as much as I was letting it. I started focusing on my breathing, and letting it go.

The phrase: What can I do to take care of myself? kept coming at me, over and over. The holidays are just ending, my To Do list has been neglected, and I haven’t had any solid alone time for awhile. I vowed to take care of these things, and a peace settled over me.

From the place of peace, I breathed, listened to the stove crackle, and felt calm, happy, and secure.

I carefully felt for my hot tea, eyes still closed, and held it to warm my hands. It was time to nourish myself.

 

♥ ~ Meghan Oona

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