I recently went to a meditation workshop. I have a really hard time shutting my brain off and just ‘being’. I also have a really difficult time disconnecting from all the pain and suffering on Earth. I thought this would be a great place to learn some new techniques in surrendering to the weight of it all. I took in a few helpful words of encouragement that I thought were worth passing on.

A lot of us are not happy with who we are, what we are, where we are…but we all have one very unique thing in common – we are the one and only version of ourselves; the only ‘me’ that will ever exist on this planet. There is no one like us nor will there ever be.

We have to stop running around in circles trying to figure this whole thing out – we just have to stop, and just be with who, what and where we are right now. This is the most important thing we can do. Why? Because once we stop trying to be someone or something we’re not, we actually get a chance to get to get to know this sensitive, beautiful and kind Being, just as we are. All we want is to be loved, (and whether we know it or not) most especially by ourselves. So let’s start there.

There is one very incredible support system we all have that is sometimes forgotten, and that is the Earth herself. We are supported and connected in so many ways; water, food, air, fire – and the simplest thing we can do to feel that support is to ground ourselves. Just sit down on the ground and feel how this Earth is holding us. There’s no judgment, she holds us all. It’s just that simple.

October 20, 2012

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