Seated By the Sea (12-min) Meditation
Focus on the power of listening to receive the messages of the body and the ocean. This short meditation features visualization, affirmation, and mudra to connect to a pearl of deeper wisdom. Come to a seat and open the ears of your heart as you ask, what can you teach me today?
Asking questions develops a curious mind; it opens our hearts to receive answers from within. May we continue to ask the questions. May we continue to flow through life, through situations, through our thoughts, with ease and grace.
Focus: a meditation on staying open to receive life’s teachings
Location: Third Beach, Vancouver, BC
Come to a seat of your choice or lay down. Close your eyes or allow the eyes to become soft as you take in the light and the image in front of you. Listen to the sound of the ocean; listen to the sound of the waves. Relax your jaw. Soften your shoulders. Allow your body to get lighter as you listen to the rhythm of the water. Envision the space in your chest softening as well.
This practice invites you to open the ears of your heart as you listen.
Ask, what can you teach me today?
Keep your awareness in the heart space as you ask this question again and again, softly.
Envision that the water you hear is entering your heart.
Imagine the waves coming towards you and ask, what can you teach me today?
Allow this one question to fill your mind, heart, and breath; allow it to radiate through your body. Simply ask without seeking any answers. Allow the sensations to arise and fall away as the waves that you hear. Allow the question to be enough without a resolution.
If nothing appears in terms of an answer, move with the question and allow it to fill your body; what can you teach me today?
There is infinite power in asking questions. The process of asking questions develops a curious and open mind. It enables us to understand ourselves and others better when we ask questions. Refining our questioning process may help us to apply meaning to the world around us.
Close your meditation with Bhumi Mudra; one hand on the earth and one hand at your heart.
There are so many great teachings in and around us. Thank your body for this opportunity to listen. Thank the body of water you can hear and see for the lessons it may have imparted today.
May we continue to flow through life, through situations, through our thoughts, with ease and grace. May we continue to ask the questions.