The “Ease of Being” — the philosophy behind our meditations —
Whether it is stated or not, all meditation practices are based on a philosophy — some underlying understanding of the purpose of meditation, the nature of the mind and body, and the nature of life itself. Your experience in meditation will be influenced by your understanding of what meditation is about and the reason you are meditating.
Our meditation style is based on trust in life and trust in ourselves. Increase in trust brings deep relaxation and peace. The benefits people feel from these meditations is a reflection of the increased ability to relax into life. This has a positive effect on physical well-being, emotional ease, mental clarity, relationships, and overall fulfillment in life.
Life is a dynamic and ever-changing flow of energy. Everything, from the movement of the planets to the blood circulating in our veins, is an expression of the intelligent energy of life. Everything we experience, from what we see and hear to the thoughts and feelings which arise within us, is an expression of that flow. When we are able to be in the flow of life without resistance, the experience is one of ease and peace. When we fight the flow, resisting what life brings, it creates stress and suffering.
Our meditations are meant to help you flow more easily with life. They encourage trust in the way things are naturally unfolding in life. They can help you to become aware of how you are resisting life, or trying to control it, and let that go.
The “ease of being” is not about life being easy — there will always be challenges in life. Life will always have its pairs of opposites — pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow — but it is possible to become more at peace. We can learn to let go and drop the resistance to the natural flow of life and living. This letting go results in a profound state of relaxation. Rather than our energy being used for resistance to life, it can be used by the natural intelligence of life to support our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
When life energy is able to flow without resistance, we feel more fully alive. Most of us have a habit of resisting certain emotions and pain. When we are able to relax into them, there can be a sense of relief and satisfaction simply from the experience of being alive. To learn to embrace whatever comes in life is an act of love.