If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate
violence from the world within one generation. Dalai Lama
When I was a little girl, while my friends played and fussed over their dolls, I used to lie on my bed and travel inwardly. My inner world seemed more vivid than the world I inhabited during my waking hours. I remember thinking that people talking sounded like so much static. It was jarring to me. At times that inner stillness overcame my waking consciousness, until the outer world and everything in it seemed far, far away. This little voice rang clearly and crisply, as I felt the pulsating rhythm of the heartbeat of Life. This was real!
No one taught me to be still, and listen inwardly, to stretch beyond the reaches of my body and welcome the cosmic forces at play. It was as easy as my breath, as simple as my longing, as graceful as my innocent gaze. In the sensation of stillness peace comes alive, she revels in paradox, plays with passion, and finds her pace in peace.
There's nothing for you to learn either. It's a discovery, a deeper connection to your inner being. There's nowhere to go, and nothing to do. Your power, your presence is already here, perhaps momentarily forgotten. It is merely a remembrance, a ‘welcome home.'
“Calmness is the cradle of power.“
Josiah Gilbert Holland
3 Steps to Find Your Still Small Voice
You can relax and check in with your deepest self to find that ‘still small voice,' or if you need a jumpstart you might try this approach.
Find, or create, an environment that is conducive to contemplative exploration. You'll want it to be away from distractions and noises, people and pets, phones and computers. Eventually, you'll be able to invoke this peace and stillness no matter where you are, but for now…
1. Open to Receive. Write and speak the question you'd like to find an answer to. Sometimes this is the tricky part, right? It's a good idea to ‘prime the pump.' You can do this with some free flow writing, just allow yourself to write whatever comes to you. You can also imagine that you're speaking to someone and speak it out.
2. Practice the Infinite Breath. This is really easy. Allow your breath to deepen and lengthen. Imagine that your in breath begins to draw the first half of the infinity sign, pause at the juncture where the lines cross, and exhale as you complete the infinity sign. Do 4 cycles of breathing, or continue breathing until you feel the outside world dim and your inner world come front and center.
3. Listen. You might get something in the moment or it might ripple into your awareness later on in the day, or even week. Don't force the divine download. Allow it to rise, just like a bubble. Know that the answer is on its way to you. You might want to close out with another session of writing. Engaging in some physical activity will help the movement of insight's and aha's. You could go for a walk, sing, dance, or make a delicious meal. Often, having a conversation with someone will also help it surface a lot faster. The important thing is not to push, just let it flow.
The Power of Peace
How does peace reveal itself to you? Let's, take a moment to invoke peace and discover how it unfolds …
Plug into the power of peace
Peacefully poised peace
Peace, Peace, Peace …
Recalibrates your wanting
Relinquishes your needing
Replenishes your BEing
Feel the peace
Be the silence of your seeking
Sense the stillness of your longing
Quench the hunger of your emptiness
Awaken to heart-infused Peace
Delight in the purposeful peace
that so often escapes you
and unbidden is found
Peace, Found Peace
Relax into the saturated silence
of your soul-quenched yearnings
Powerful Peace, Passionate Peace
Cradled between you mother’s breasts
Heart beating, pulse throbbing
Wrapped enticingly within her
love drenched skin-scent
Nuzzled deeply, in her gentle embrace
Peace palpates you into being
Peace, pulsates through crystalline
microcosms of your inner being
Finding every loss, every broken promise,
all illusions of betrayal breaking thru
Gently peace saturates your lovelessness
with sweet songs of surrender and solace.
Feel your Peace
Be your Peace
~ Adela Rubio