Serenity is always there. We have to lay aside our thoughts, concerns, worries, plans and expectations to find it.
I just experienced the best meditation I’ve had in years. I’m writing this to figure out why. What did I do or not do that helped that happen? If I can figure that out, perhaps I can get that feeling of serenity to reoccur. Maybe it will simply return on its own.
Get out of your head
When I suggest that you lay aside your thoughts, I mean it. Your mind keeps you from being aware of the continual presence of serenity. When you are feeling serene, you are not even aware of your body. You simply are. It’s like floating in nothingness, detached from your body, connected only by one small point of consciousness.
When you decide to reside in the moment, there is no room for concerns or worries. Lay them aside. There is nothing you can do about them right now anyway. Those concerns and worries may not even happen, so put them aside and allow yourself to feel present in the now.
Let go of control
Whatever plans you have made, whatever expectations you are holding, put those aside too. In this moment of serenity, there is nothing to do. There is simply something to experience – sweet serenity.
Don’t try to define how serenity feels
You probably will try to define it, because you want to experience serenity again, but let go and let the stillness weave its way throughout your body until your body disappears. No thoughts like “Oh my, I’m feeling serene.” No analysis like “How did I do that?” Stay in the moment. Let it seep into your core. Let serenity become part of your essence.
Serenity will remain with you
When you have set aside time to allow yourself to feel serene, and when you experience it, the feeling of peace will stay with you throughout your day. If your mind gets you involved in the physical plane notice it, pause, recall the experience of serenity and it will be there for you again.
Look for serenity
If you are not looking for serenity, you may miss it. Because I am actively writing and podcasting about serenity, I am looking for it. I am more aware of moments when I feel serene and the experiences that lead me into serenity. Simply begin to notice when you feel serene and see if you can identify what brought you to that feeling. Then take that action again.
Make time to experience serenity
It’s not about “practicing” serenity. It’s about putting yourself in a circumstance that encourages it. I’m not certain what happened to encourage this very deep meditation, but my mind was not thinking up exciting things to write about, I was not mentally planning my day. I sat in my meditation chair as I do every morning. I have two mudras that move me into the space of stillness. I entered a deep experience of serenity.
My personal experience
I have created inner guides throughout the years – an Amazon to help we with my physical development, a business person who guides me in that field, a trio of writers who show up to have a say when I write, but today there was another essence at the core – serenity. It was totally different and definitely recognizable. It was light. It led me from the physical plane into the field of nothingness, of light, of peace – of serenity. I simply sat there and felt serene. The feeling continues to fills me as I write to figure this out.
I want more
I love how I feel. I have felt this way in the past. but it’s been a very long time. I will see if I can operate from this serenity all day. I will see if I can experience this serene meditation tomorrow. Now that I know it exists, now that I know I can experience it, I want more. If I could walk through life with this inner peace, it would be bliss.
Let go and awaken to serenity.
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