Why do we meditate?
Meditation is conscious awareness in the moment. We cultivate detachment while observing what is, now. As we ride the waves of the breath we watch and observe what arises in our minds, especially when we are triggered or emotionally reactive to circumstances of life. As we cultivate the practice of awareness, we detach from our addiction to incessant thinking, which perpetuates the patterns of fear, anxiety, attachment to our stories and identification with the false self. The mind becomes quieter and quieter. We feed the stories of the ego less and less. Presence is more accessible to us, which is the source of the fountain of life, springing forth within each one of us. In each moment, we have an opportunity to return to wholeness, to what we truly are. In this moment, there is an invitation to awaken to the key to the truth of life, that we are safe and at home in depths of presence, our essential and authentic Self.
No matter how new or seasoned we are to the practice of meditation, when we are aware of inner stillness, presence, the energy of being, each moment is always new. When we return to the breath, we create more spaciousness within the mind for Presence to be the guiding light of wisdom.