A Nature Meditation

Written by Robert Elias Najemy

A Nature Meditation

Robert Elias Najemy

You are sitting by a quietly flowing stream inrepparttar countryside. It is spring and life is green and moist? Sitting on a rock,repparttar 131357 sights and sounds ofrepparttar 131358 flowing water begin to work their mysterious way into your nervous system.

Gradually, withrepparttar 131359 simple repetition ofrepparttar 131360 water?s song andrepparttar 131361 harmonious beauty ofrepparttar 131362 natural surroundings,repparttar 131363 thousands of electronic impulses of your brain begin to discharge intorepparttar 131364 tension-absorbing air.

All ofrepparttar 131365 concerns, problems and projects, which had filled your mind to bursting capacity begin to disappear.

There is nothing to try to figure out now, nothing to decide.

The flowers silently console you with their perfect peace and harmony.

The fresh air tingles in your lungs and your head becomes clear.

You feel somehow sedated, as ifrepparttar 131366 forces of nature have conspired to put you to sleep - to put you at ease.

The wind massages your body with caresses of coolness asrepparttar 131367 sun unties your muscles with penetrating warmth.

There is nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to think of. Just lie back and absorbrepparttar 131368 peaceful vibrations which flow into every part of your being, whispering, «be at peace, relax my friend, all is well now».

A delicious sleep falls upon you; not really sleep but a half-conscious-half-sleep state, in whichrepparttar 131369 trees, sounds and breeze begin to come inside and mix with all ofrepparttar 131370 thoughts and feelings. It is as ifrepparttar 131371 door of your mind has been opened and all of those conversations, actions and perceptions lying unresolved, floating at various depths inrepparttar 131372 sea ofrepparttar 131373 mind begin to float upwards and outwards.

Reality now is a mixture ofrepparttar 131374 inner and outer.

The peace and security of being inrepparttar 131375 womb of nature allows us to surrender torepparttar 131376 sun, water and wind, whilerepparttar 131377 earth-draws out our stresses and frustrations.

We swim semiconsciously atrepparttar 131378 level whererepparttar 131379 conscious blends intorepparttar 131380 unconscious.

We dance in our sea of consciousness, sometimes floating up torepparttar 131381 surface catchingrepparttar 131382 sensation ofrepparttar 131383 breeze, orrepparttar 131384 warmth ofrepparttar 131385 sun. Then we dive downward into a stream of upward floating thoughts, images, sounds - allrepparttar 131386 dislodged refuse from nervous stresses and unresolved problems. We watch them as they float by and then dive deeper sensing by now there is something atrepparttar 131387 bottom ofrepparttar 131388 sea, which is attractive to us.

Occasionally we get caught by an upward floating sensation of worry, resentment, an image or an attachment, and before we know it, we are atrepparttar 131389 surface again thinking, wondering, worrying, being rocked byrepparttar 131390 waves of attachment. Butrepparttar 131391 dance goes on, we begin to sink again, for by now we see that we cannot really dive because diving is too intense - there is too much effort - we get hooked too easily on upward floating garbage.

We instinctively learnrepparttar 131392 dance ofrepparttar 131393 water, sinking, watching, letting go, being carried onrepparttar 131394 vertical currents of fresh water fromrepparttar 131395 depths of our consciousness, like a seagull with wings spread glidingrepparttar 131396 air currents flowing against it without a movement, without an effort, lettingrepparttar 131397 air do allrepparttar 131398 work.

By this time, we are no longer concerned about where we are going. The water becomes clearer, free of debris. We have gone beyondrepparttar 131399 levels of stress release, past wreckage of old memories, relationships, failures and traumas. We have danced throughrepparttar 131400 caverns of resentment and worry.

The water becomes very clean, very still, very peaceful.

We are coming torepparttar 131401 source of our life current,repparttar 131402 spring of pure consciousness. Here we may encounter pure light or energy. Only subtle vibrations exist here. Our bodies become recharged with life. Our consciousness is renewed as we have clearedrepparttar 131403 way for a burst of fresh energy to flow up purifyingrepparttar 131404 sea of consciousness, regeneratingrepparttar 131405 mind, giving new life to every cell of our brain.

How to Quit Life & Start Living!

Written by Jim M. Allen

1. Recognize that LIFE is what you get when you're born...

...LIVING is what you do with it! You can sit back and wait for life to happen to you or you can make it happen yourself. As Maya Angelou once said, 'Life likes to be taken byrepparttar lapel and told, I'm with you kid. Let's go!'

2. Define life... It leads torepparttar 131355 fine life.

Life is not a slogan, no matter what Nike, McDonald's, ABC, NBC, or any other media giant might have you believe. While those 'Life is...' t-shirts are often witty,repparttar 131356 philosophy they propose, likerepparttar 131357 shirts themselves, are rarely 'one size fits all.'

Define life and living on your own terms and you've a better chance of getting both.

3. Take charge of your life.

Geoffrey Abert said that when you take charge of your life '...there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.'

To start living your life you've got to be in control of it.

4. Little things mean a lot.

Life throws a lot of little negative things in our way that must be dealt with or else they will greatly diminish how we enjoy our days.

Stephen Vincent Benet said it best: 'Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in allrepparttar 131358 thousand small uncaring ways.'

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