Staying Behind the Neurosis of the Mind- Restorative Meditation Recap 2/27/20
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Staying behind the neurosis of the mind was the theme of last week's class.
For our breath work, we practiced 4 parts in, 1 part out to energize and uplift. The inhales and exhales are thought the nose. You inhale 4 equal "sniffs" of air and then it's one long exhale out of the nostrils. 3 minutes.
The reading was from the Untethered Soul by Michael Singer:
"You can watch the mind being neurotic and not get involved. That is all you have to do to unplug the disturbed mind.
These practices create moments of centered consciousness. Eventually, you will have persistently centered consciousness. Persistently centered consciousness is the seat of Self. There is never a time when you are not totally aware. There is no effort. There is no doing anything. You’re just there, aware that thoughts and emotions are being created around you, while the world unfolds before your senses.
Ultimately, every change in your energy flow, whether it’s agitation of the mind or shifts in the heart, will be what reminds you that you are back there noticing. Now what used to hold you down becomes what wakes you up. But first you have to get quiet enough so that its not so reactive in there. Eventually it will become quiet enough so that you can simply watch the heart begin to react, and let go before the mind starts. At some point in the journey it all becomes heart, not mind. When you are conscious, the shifts of energy in our heart cause you to instantaneously be aware that you are back there noticing. The mind doesn’t even get a chance to start up because you let go at the heart level."
I hope you can join us for Restorative Meditation at Horizon Hot Yoga- Thursdays 11-11:45am.
May you feel safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease