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31 October 2014

Meditation has told me I am not my story

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by Lara Tabatznik

[groups_non_member group=”Registered”]There is something extraordinary that happens when you realise that the only thing you are doing is sitting on a cushion. In this same position and in just minutes, you can go from feeling deep sadness to feeling pure bliss. You can go from having hundreds of thoughts to having a still mind. You can experience for yourself that life is just a series of stories, and it can change at any moment depending on what story you are telling yourself. Meditation allows you to go beyond the story, it allows you to go beyond the mind, and it allows you to be with yourself. Fully. Truly.

 

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[groups_member group=”Registered”]There is something extraordinary that happens when you realise that the only thing you are doing is sitting on a cushion. In this same position and in just minutes, you can go from feeling deep sadness to feeling pure bliss. You can go from having hundreds of thoughts to having a still mind. You can experience for yourself that life is just a series of stories, and it can change at any moment depending on what story you are telling yourself. Meditation allows you to go beyond the story, it allows you to go beyond the mind, and it allows you to be with yourself. Fully. Truly. It is in the moment when you’re fully with yourself and fully with what is, that you are able to get out of the way and experience life beyond the story.

When I meditate I sometimes experience peace, I sometimes feel anger, I sometimes feel energy run throughout my body, and I sometimes have no thoughts at all. There is something powerful about sitting down on a cushion and having no idea what the experience will be. Over time I have learned to let go of the attachment to how I might feel, and to just show up.

Meditation is a journey and through it I have seen both the darkness and the light. I have had profound revelations, I have released tears that didn’t feel they were my own, and I have experienced stillness I previously hadn’t known existed.

I meditate to go beyond my story, I meditate to understand the mind with new perspective, I meditate to remember how to be, and I meditate because on a fundamental level, I know that I am not my story and meditation teaches me this again and again.[/groups_member]

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