by Lynn Provenzano
Are boredom, inactivity, mental stress or stillness nagging at you? This Covid era seems to be propagating brain fog. In our quest to adjust to new normals, we are confusing the chaos in our minds, emotions, and bodies with the stillness that can help us be clear, focused, and present.
Let’s look at the definition of stillness. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “stillness” is the “total lack of movement or change in position”. Yet, in a thesaurus, you’ll find these words: tranquility, soundlessness, quietness, silence, hush, noiselessness, a state of freedom from storm or disturbance. Our perspective toward stillness holds us either hostage to inactivity or open to great possibilities.
Stillness is a state of being. It’s a quality that we hold in our energetic anatomy. In our busy lives, it’s a choice. We can find stillness by focusing on our breath, in meditation, and in the practice of disconnecting from the physical, emotional, and mental chaos of a moment.
We choose the way we manage our routines and practices. So, adopting the tools that fit into our perception of stillness becomes a personal search for balance, healing, and clarity. We are bombarded with suggestions from holistic practitioners. Yet, stillness stems from being present and expands into our lives to, ultimately, let go.
Be still. Be aware.
One minute of stillness can feel timeless. So, practice. Focus on your breath. Wait for your next thought and let go for one minute. Embrace the sense of awareness that letting go in that moment gives you and come back to the present moment refreshed and clear.
I found that there was no excuse to deny myself one minute of stillness a day. This minute changes the course of my emotions and mental state immediately. As a Pranic Healer, I have found that simple breathing techniques and making time to meditate regularly – by opening my heart and my crown – expands my awareness and cultivates the prana (lifeforce energy) that fuels my entire anatomy.
My recommendation is Meditation on Twin Hearts, a simple guided meditation created by Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, the founder of Pranic Healing® and Arhatic Yoga®. This meditation takes on many forms supporting self-healing, psychological healing, planetary peace, and more. Its’ power lies in the combined activation of the love in the human heart and the love through the crown, the divine heart. Be still. Be aware in the vast consciousness that follows. Expand into the down pouring of energy. Then release and share the blessings with our planet and all that thrive upon it. We are living through an era of chaos that affects our wellbeing on many levels, including our own spirituality. Meditation Twin Hearts pulls us into a state of consciousness that supports every level of existence with a sense of harmony, peacefulness, and positivity. It also becomes a service in spreading global harmony.
Change begins within. Our contribution to a better world comes from becoming better ourselves…in our self-care, healing ourselves or others, our relationships, and responses to actions and current issues.
Cindy (San Antonio) experienced anxiety most of her adult life while raising four children and a husband with constant racing thoughts. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and Epstein bar syndrome with no relief. “At some point, I could barely get out of bed. I found Meditation Twin Hearts and started listening to the meditation three times a week. I found myself staying calm during stressful situations and felt more at peace. I let go of racing thoughts and anger. My health improved dramatically, and I am not reliant on pharmaceuticals any longer. It’s been life changing. Now, I feel more joy in my life. Meditation Twin Hearts has become part of my daily routine.”
If you have adopted meditation into your life… kudos! If you are seeking stillness, joy, and clarity, take a moment for yourself. Then, find Meditation on Twin Hearts online. Be still. Be aware. Let go.