In my courses is happens frequently that the whole group slides effortlessly into a place of deep stillness and contentment. Where a shift happens from the identification with thoughts, and feelings, and history, and likes, and dislikes, to finding out who or what is actually aware of this moment. This recognition of the peace, which is already always there, is the essence of our work
Creating the right conditions
In order for you to rest in this natural peace more frequently and for longer times you need to create the right conditions. Working with your emotions, establishing a mindfulness practice, connecting with the Tara practice, cultivating self-compassion and connecting with others in our groups are my invitations for you to create the right conditions for connecting with the kindness and freedom of your own being.
There is always stillness
My assumption is that, at this moment, you can open the door to peace without becoming someone else or being in another place. Just by looking inside, at what is and embracing it with a loving heart. Right now you could step into this place. This place is so close to you that you oversee it. There is stillness and peace in the background of the wanting, dissatisfied mind. There is underlying peace and stillness, beyond these words, in this room, wherever you are dear reader, right now! Could you allow yourself, just for a moment to find that place of rest?
Separation is an illusion
According to the teaching of the Buddha, we are like a wave on the ocean. A wave, forgetting, that she is part of the ocean. Identifying with this little part called our body, identifying with thoughts and memories, being fearful because we feel we are separated from the whole, separated from other people. It is my little „me‟ here, the most important person in the world, and then there is this „big outside‟, the other people and everything that happens, that is overwhelming and frightening. The wave forgets and misidentifies itself as this little thing coming out of the ocean and is not in contact with a deeper reality, the vastness of the ocean.
We are already at home! There is nowhere else to go.