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Awareness Is Meditating

Cory Muscara






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Awareness Is Meditating

In this meditation, we'll explore a different way to be in relationship to the meditation process, one that is more accepting, easy, and wise.

Let's start by finding

a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting down,

lying down or standing.

And if it feels okay for you

today, you can close your eyes.

We'll take one deep breath together.

Breathing in through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax.

Let the shoulders be at ease.

And the belly and hands can soften.

And as the body relaxes, the

mind can start to relax as well.

We let the breath settle

back into its normal rhythm.

The theme of this meditation will be

letting awareness do the meditating.

Let awareness do the meditating.

A lot of times when we are forcing

or pushing or striving in meditation,

it's because we're caught in

an egoic kind of practicing.

I'm meditating.

I'm trying to be peaceful.

I'm trying to overcome stress.

I, I, I, me, me, me.

In this practice, we have the opportunity

to step out of that self-orientation and

just into awareness doing the practice.

So let's just try it.

Settle back, feel the

body relaxing more deeply.

And instead of feeling like you need

to focus on the breath, just feel like

awareness is focusing on the breath.

Awareness is meditating.

Not you.

Not your brain.


Awareness knows when

the body is breathing.

It knows when the mind has wandered off.

And it knows to bring the

attention back to the breath.

Every time you feel yourself

striving, just relax into it and

watch awareness do the practice.

As if you were observing it happen

as an outsider, an impartial witness.

Just letting experience happen and

let awareness do the meditation.

Feeling the breath, watching the

mind wander, bringing it back.

Let's take one deep breath

together before we close.

In through the nose.

And out through the mouth.

When you're ready, you can

invite your eyes to open again.

So great job.

This is a nice way to reframe

your meditation practice.

And when you feel like you're caught

in an experience in your day to day,

see if you can just step back and let

awareness be aware of what's happening

rather than feeling like you need to

be in it, controlling it or fixing it.

It might be a useful

perspective just to play with.

Thank you for your practice.

And until we talk again, take care.

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