Welcome to the Avita Mediation series. I will bring a topic, reading, current event, or perhaps something inspired by you to each mediation. I’ll elaborate on it, and then we’ll reflect on it together. I’ll keep bringing us back on track with the idea that the meditation will become supportive to you throughout the day and night. The idea will carry us through our practice for the week and set us up for the next week’s practice.
The foundational theme for our opening practice is Perennial Wisdom. It’s a timeless idea made prominent by Aldous Huxley in his book by the same name. In simple terms, there are three notable tenants to it.
1. There is a single Truth
2. This Truth is available to all
3. It brings purpose to a lifetime to desire and discover it
That’s it! It’s simple, and there’s nothing more natural than true Self! Why? Because it’s true. The difficulty, fear, and guilt come when we try to be something we are not. So join me in this gentle undoing where we remove the barriers to Self where all peace and happiness abides.
Moving Meditation: Welcoming All Thought
Too often, in meditation, we try to calm the mind. Yoda said it best, “There is no try! Do or do not.” And so what we aim to do, is undo. How do we undo? It’s a consistent theme that runs through Avita Yoga on both the level of body and mind. We let the resistance come to the surface of awareness without judgment. The shapes reveal it to us in the body, and life shows it to us in the mind.
Let this gentle, moving meditation plant the seed for an ongoing practice where we willingly look at the judgments without judgment! That’s it! So I get upset about someone else’s traffic violation “against me.” Can I look at the upset without judgment? Can I hold it to the light and see that it’s working against me and what I truly want? I want a better way. I want to know my Self as the source of eternal peace and happiness. This is our yoga–both goal and practice. Welcome and release all thoughts until none are left that keep us from the goal. You can (un)do it! 🙂