HOW TO BE AT PEACE WITH A NEW MEDITATION
No matter where you are right now, how you feel and what is going for you, you can practice this meditation for peace. I like to sit in meditation as shown, with eyes closed, yet you may prefer to sit in a chair, or even lie down. If it moves you, record the words and play them back to yourself, or ask someone to do this for you.
Relax, be peace. The world needs more peace right now, and it starts here, with each one of us, in our moments of quietude. Let’s bring the energy of peace to the world through this peaceful meditation. Your health, your wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of others, depends on it. Be peace, be love, be free. Here we go. Are you ready? Read slowly, pause for full moments in time when you can, take your time, for peace….
Choose your position, sitting or lying down, and close your eyes.
Sit tall by lifting up your spine, and take a deep breath in. Draw the shoulders down, without collapsing this lift of your spine, and breathe out.
Breathe in thought the nose, breathe out through the nose. Keep breathing. Soften your face. Relax all the muscles in your face. Focus on your breath. Lift your spine, draw the shoulders down, breathe. Soften the muscles around the face. Breathe. And keep breathing. Know that is this moment, right now, in your breath awareness, in this body, in this space, you are love. Love. You are Love. Say I Am Love. Breathe in love. Breathe out love.
There is a lot of tension in the world right now, yet in this moment, in this body, in this breath, there is peace.
Lift the spine, draw the shoulders down, soften the face. Breathe. Peace.
Breathe in peace, breathe out peace.
Feel peace in your muscles, breathe peace to your muscles. Relax into peace.
Breathe peace to your organs, all of them, send peace to each organ, even the ones you might not know about, send peace to those too. Breathe in peace, breathe out peace, relax.
Send peace to your limbs, to your life, to the space you are sitting in, to all tensions.
Ask for all tensions to be infused right now with a sense of deep peace, of deep love, from your heart centre, to all suffering everywhere, including your own. Smile. Breathe. Smile again. Now. Practice gratitude for someone or something wonderful in your life. Maybe it is the morning coffee that you have grown to love so much. Maybe it is your children or their children- your grandchildren, or maybe the earth itself. Whatever comes to you that you wish to express thanks for in this moment, in this body, in this breathe, give thanks. Now, give thanks for this life, an expression of divine peace, of divine love, of divine play.
Here is your meditation. That’s it. Simple as this. And here you thought you can’t meditate? You can, you just did. You still are.
Lift the spine, draw the shoulders down, breathe. Soften the face. Breathe in love, breathe out love.
Send peace to all, send love to all, send peace to all suffering, to all conflict. Focus on the peace you send, focus on peace. Be peace. Choose peace and love in all your transactions, in all your thoughts, all your desires, in all your life.
May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.
This is health, this is wellbeing. Kylie Terraluna is a yoga, health and lifestyle feature writer and health journalist. Kylie teaches private yoga and wellness coaching sessions, with home visits along the hills to hawkesbury region and sometimes beyond. She also runs private retreats. Kylie is the Health & Wellbeing feature writer for the Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine. For more, visit kylieterraluna.com.au.
Seated Jnana Mudra