Meditational practice is very important in order to transform our attitude, or ‘our space,’ the space that we function from within, so that it is very clearly focused in a positive, beautiful and harmonious way. The easiest way for our whole being to align to the understanding of the positive process of transformation, or the attitude that allows for elevation, is to come back into the remembrance of practice. Meditation and how to bring meditational practice into alignment with our daily practice is the theme of this article.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us Universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.”
– Albert Einstein
To begin with, we can begin by letting go of today to come back to this moment, meaning we can come back to the space of presence that allows us to explore more deeply the profoundness of being. This space of presence is possible to connect to simply by letting go of that which doesn't allow this moment to be beautiful, complete or meaningful. Usually this means letting go of the past by letting go of what happened yesterday, what happened a few minutes ago, and even letting go of what was happening a few seconds ago, alongside that which happened a few years ago.
Is it Possible to Let Go of the Past?
The mind is extremely good at recollecting all sorts of thoughts and feelings, exploring them and then linking them to other similar thoughts and feelings that come from the past. It is the same with the future. Whatever it is our mind is thinking about related to tomorrow, or what we need to do after we finish reading this article, or whatever is important to remember for the next week, just let that go.
The best way to let go of the past is to simply come back to the awareness that is part of being present, meaning coming back to an awareness of the body, and being aware that the body is here in this present moment. When we can feel and sense the body as we sit or stand, we can become aware of the sensations within the body. Then, as we become aware of the body we can become more present to the breath, meaning that as we breathe in, we simply observe the breath with an attitude of awareness, so that we become truly conscious of our experiences.
How Can We Experience a State of Awareness?
It's such a wonderful thing to be in a state of awareness. In the beginning, awareness is quite simple and we are just being aware of our environment, of our body, of the space that is around us, and how our body is interacting with this space that is all around. Perhaps we are simply aware of the space in the room that we are sitting in or the space in the house or apartment that we are in. We may be aware of all that is happening, the sounds, the colors, the smells and the spatial awareness of what is around us. Take a few moments now to remain clear and focused.
Awareness is such a beautiful thing. It brings to the present moment a state of consciousness and consciousness is such an amazing, powerful force. By becoming aware of what is around us and becoming conscious of the environment of our body and the space that is around our body, the awareness of consciousness multiplies in its frequencies, so that consciousness then expands into everything.
Even the thoughts that we are having, the feelings that we are experiencing, and the space around us begins to become resonant with the quality of consciousness allowing us to come back home to a depth that allows us to become aware of meaning and purpose within this state of awareness that is now expanding.
Does the Practice of Meditation Allow Us to Be Free?
Breathe in and out. Observe that it is almost as if consciousness allows us to go deeper into a state of clarity, and to be more focused and clear about the subtle little things that are happening in the background, that are behind and integrated within the thoughts and experiences that we are having right now in this present moment. This allows for a subtle awareness to become much more present to our experience.
As we breathe in and breathe out in this way, it is almost as if we begin to remember a part of our being that gets forgotten due to the activities of the mind and the intensities of our everyday mundane experiences. The subtler aspects of ourselves hidden behind and interwoven behind those spaces that we are now exploring as we expand consciousness and extend awareness to the more subtle realm of our experience, begin to bring more meaning and purpose into this beautiful state of elevation, known as transcendence. This is what meditation and freedom is.
About the Author:
Tony Samara, world-renowned spiritual teacher and author of 16 books has been sharing deep spiritual work and energy transmission for the evolution of consciousness for over 25 years. To read further articles by Tony Samara visit OM Times http://community.omtimes.com/profile/TonySamara and to discover more visit www.TonySamara.com