Its Spring Equinox and the astrological new year, a time for reflection and new beginnings. One of my favorite learnings of the past year was and is Simplicity. Everything good is Simple, everything Simple is profound. This was not what I was taught when I was in school or growing up, but it has been a soft inner knowing that I am only now coming to realize and truly embody.
Think about it. What were the most important and meaningful times in your life in the past 6 months? Chances are they were the times you felt present, loved, seen for the true valuable person that you are.. all of this is simple. And despite what many of us have been taught about "how to get ahead" or "how to enjoy life" we likely were not necessarily taught to value the notion that we already are enough, we already have everything we need, there is no need to do more or be more, there is the (possibly even more challenging) simple task of appreciating what we have and who we are today. What that means is that we don't have to work harder, or be smarter, or get to the next rung on the ladder to be happy, worthy, healthy and free. We already are exactly who and where we need to be. Its just that simple.
I would like to extend the invitation to embody simplicity to everyone who reads this post.
The Why: Because we are here in this lifetime to evolve, heal, embody positive change and more fully understand how powerful and beautiful we all are.
The What: Meditation. Bringing the mind to stillness so that we can connect to the larger part of ourselves that exists beyond our ego and our mind. So that we can begin to understand our true calling, our innate intelligence and worthiness.
The How: Our Breath. I just love the breath as a focal point of meditation. Its simple, available to everyone all the time, and a lovely way to integrate the experience of connecting to our body and calming our mind.
Below you'll find an mp3 link that offers a very basic breath meditation. I invite you to listen to it and integrate it into your daily practice! If you keep a journal, I suggest you journal after your meditation about your experience and realizations. Even if you had no new revelations, its useful to note that and reflect as well. Life is not linear, so the times when we are not experiencing are just as important if not more important (because we are able to form our futures through our higher consciousness vs. rational mind). So enjoy the exploration!