I find at times that deep meditation is difficult for me. There are others as well who are revved up by life or just their metabolism who find it a struggle to quiet the mind. It begins just fine. I breathe in and out slowly and set a mantra or focus point for return when distracted. Then the thoughts begin. Ideas and things to do begin dancing around as I struggle to maintain quietness of mind. Some days it’s just a no go and I let go. Meditation is just that. Letting go of my grip on trying and just being. So what if all these images and words fly into my time of supposed peace. Like dreaming I think these things say something to me, so in the moment I resist pondering and just observe.
I return to the breath and the image of sitting on the shoreline watching. It is here, when I release judgement on the thoughts jumping in, truth presents itself as guide. Minutes dissolve as awareness becomes. Birds chirping outside the window, the clock ticking, the cool air brushing past my arm are all in this present moment of bliss. My awareness tunes in to God and the presence within me of Holy Spirit is filled to the top with peace, love, joy. Perhaps it is just a moment but that is all that is needed. Just that, a moment of being, silence, presence.
Have a blessed week of presence,