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Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness (19:44 min.)

Jul 3, 2019

This meditation awakens a receptive attention to the senses, starting with physical sensations and opening to sound. Then we sense how open awake awareness is receiving the moment to moment arising and passing life. In the final part of the practice, we explore how awake awareness is receiving the experience of our heart and offer blessings to our inner life and all living beings.

… Letting your practice be simple. Notice when the mind drifts into thoughts. Gently relax back, connect with the senses – what’s right here – sensations… aliveness… sound… Then relax back some more and sense the wakeful openness, the awareness that it’s all happening in. Resting in awareness. Discovering how awareness is experiencing moment-to-moment, this changing play of life.

For the last part of this meditation, sensing whatever’s going on in your heart right now… whatever movement of emotions, feelings, sensations. Sensing how open awareness is receiving and experiencing your heart. Sensing the capacity for an infinite kind of tenderness and presence with whatever’s here… the heart space where whatever arises is held with kindness.

Sensing if there’s any blessing or prayer or wish you’d like to offer to your own heart right now. And widening to sense how this openhearted awareness is all-inclusive. Sensing your prayer for all beings everywhere. May we realize and trust the loving awareness that’s our true home.

~ Tara

photo: Elaine Hunter


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