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Flowing with Change Meditation

July 2, 2008

We’ve had several requests for a meditation having to do with coping with change, and here it is.  

Just looking at my own life over the past couple months reveals a staggering amount of change.  I’m sure any one of you could report the same. 

Change, of course, is in the nature of life.  It’s constant.  Life is movement.  Life is one thing morphing into another.  We don’t realize how many changes we are experiencing all the time. The weather changes, our moods change as our hormones fluctuate, relationships, technology and institutions are constantly changing — it’s endless. 

Change can be exciting, but it can also be challenging.   Whether it’s a major life change or a myriad of other smaller changes, change is constant and change takes time and energy.  What’s more is that it can be mentally and emotionally challenging.  We need to develop mental clarity, emotional stability and adaptable bodies to deal with all the change.

Meditation is one of the best ways to surf the waves of change.  The Flowing with Change Meditation can help with change in several ways.  First, it helps us relax into the reactions that we have to change so that we can be more clear mentally and have more emotional stability. The second is that the deep relaxation of meditation helps us recharge our batteries so that we have more energy for dealing with change.  And finally, the meditation helps us connect with that which doesn’t change — the unchanging nature of our own awareness which is present throughout all our experience.  That awareness is wakeful and intelligent.  It is unchanging and constant, and recognizing it helps us to feel anchored in the midst of change.

Comments

4 Responses to “Flowing with Change Meditation”

  1. Tama on September 3rd, 2008 1:54 pm

    Thank you – this meditation really helped me get through a recent (okay – current) crisis. Thank you! Change is constant and often hard. I’ts so helpful to have this to help us ease through it.

  2. Mary on September 4th, 2008 9:32 am

    You’re welcome, Tama. Yes, change is the one constant in life and some changes are really difficult. Glad the meditation is helping!

  3. Therese Bryant on February 21st, 2010 10:19 pm

    Wonderful words and voice what I wish to say and meditate on. Change is part of life!

  4. Mary on February 22nd, 2010 10:08 am

    It sure is! Thank you for your kind words.

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