S T I L L
And The #OCEAN…
ThursdayINSPO!!! #NewportRI #LoveWhereYouLive!!!
(at Ocean Drive Historic District)
Done in 15 mins or so before hitting the bed. I will line and color this later.
“I never read a book without underlining sentences. And in the many books I’ve read, I’ve underlined a lot of sentences.”
I used to think it an odd habit until I once read what the renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell had to say about it: “I remember Alan Watts asked me one day, ‘Joe, what kind of meditation do you do?’ I said, “I underline sentences.”
- JAMES KULLANDER
Sometimes I can’t meditate because my thoughts are too loud or to intrusive or traumatic and then I hate myself so much, I mean, what a bloody loser am I that I can’t even meditate. And then I hate myself because these feeling are the opposite of what meditating was for. What stays is my selfhate.
Thank goodness for meditation or else I would would be a crazy person. Crazier than I already am. 😜🤣🧘♀️🙏 #meditation #bepresent #stillness #grounded #centered #meditating @evangelineyeun (at Thredbo Village, New South Wales, Australia)
Azarath metrion zinthos…
When you sit to meditate, or just sit to daydream and you are visualizing something…
Do you actually SEE a full on vivid colorful scene in your head?
Like, okay, I have been so frustrated with trying to meditate and visualize myself somewhere or doing something because when I close my eyes and think of it, I KNOW what it looks like but I don’t /actually/ SEE it.
Like if I wanted to picture the beach, I know what the sand looks like and what waves look like sloshing up on the shore, and what the colors are, but I don’t actually SEE anything. It’s just blackness (or flashes of light from the tv if it’s on silent. Actually, even if the tv is off, I generally go from blackness to random flashes of lights or colors which can at times almost feel blinding even though my eyes are closed…)
This is really, very difficult to explain but I hope it makes an ounce of sense.
I just want to know if I’m misunderstanding the whole “visualizing” and “seeing with your mind’s eye” thing, or if really people do see images as if they’re looking at them with open eyes and there’s just something wrong with me and I’ll never be able to do visual meditations.
My heart chakra became opened before my root chakra and that
is important. The heart chakra is associated with self-love and self-discovery.
The root chakra is associated with stability. It is important to soul search
through meditation. Once you find who you are, you can set a stable foundation
for yourself. This pose is called the mountain pose. There are many variations
of this pose and others in yoga. I chose to do this pose with my arms bent and
hands facing up closer to my heart chakra because my vibration is higher. When your
hands are down and to your side your vibration is lower. I explain why this is
important and the reasoning in my meditation sessions.
Resolve your own situation first, and then maybe your compassion will translate into something of value to others.