We all know we need to spend more time meditating and moving our bodies. Although I try to commit to this every day, I still find it a struggle managing the balance between life and work. This is a wonderful 30 minute video that runs through ten minutes each of yoga, pranyama and meditation. It’s really the perfect way to start a morning without taking up too much time. Thirty minutes is better than no minutes. Do yourself a favor and check out this practice now.
Archive for meditation
Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers explores new paradigms in health and healing. This particular segment goes into pain and disease management through meditation.
Last week my professor shared a meditation with us that was extremely powerful. Then, this past weekend at the American Holistic Medical Association conference, this same meditation was repeated by Bob Anderson, who spoke about his 40 years of experience and important Holistic contributions that have been made during his career.
The meditation goes like this…
“I have a body, but I am not my body. I can see and feel my body, and what can be seen and felt is not the true Seer. My body may be tired or excited, sick or healthy, heavy or light, but that has nothing to do with my inward I. I have a body, but I am not my body.”
“I have desires, but I am not my desires. I can know my desires, and what can be known is not the true Knower. Desires come and go, floating through my awareness, but they do not affect my inward I. I have desires, but I am not desires.”
“I have emotions, but I am not my emotions. I can feel and sense my emotions, and what can be felt and sensed is not the true Feeler. Emotions pass through me, but they do not affect my inward I. I have emotions, but I am not emotions.”
“I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts. I can know and intuit my thoughts, and what can be known is not the true Knower. Thoughts come to me and thoughts leave me, but they do not affect my inward I. I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts.”
“I am what remains, a pure center of awareness, an unmoved witness of all these thoughts, emotions, feelings, and desires.”
This is a meditation written by the American philosopher Ken Wilber.