PART 1 - CONNECTION
USE ONLY 'OM CONNECTION'
(See below for instructions)
USE ALL 10 CALM THOUGHTS
(Focus Point: Soles of the Feet)
Meaning: Everything in the cosmos is connected. You are connected to the Earth, the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink, the nature you live within, the people on all corners of this planet and all living organisms both seen and unseen. Connection sits at the heart of consciousness and all existence.
Purpose: Getting too caught up in your mind causes you to lose connection with the Earth, become imbalanced, feel isolated and be less effective in the world. Being less engaged in the mind often leads to an awakening to the intricate interconnectedness of everything and everyone in the universe that, when known and experienced, radically transforms your relationship with your Self and life itself.
Focus Point: Feeling your feet is a simple way to draw your attention downwards to be less in your mind and more grounded. Using OM CONNECTION while focusing on the ‘Soles of your Feet’ helps you connect with Mother Earth’s healing and transformative powers. You can begin to appreciate the beauty of the physical world and your connection to it. This is also a great Calm Thought to start any Calm Sitting, as it gets you out of your busy head and into body awareness, and acts as a great way of connecting to the meditation you are about to do.
Tune in to your senses to notice now.
Background: The more you are in the moment the less you are in your mind and the quieter it naturally becomes. Furthermore, as you become actively aware of what is happening now, you experience the still silent fragrance of what your awareness is like. This Reality Check involves taking your attention to your senses to fully see, feel, hear, smell and taste whatever is occurring right now.
Visual: Notice an object that is currently in your eld of vision that you were unaware of previously.
Audio: Notice a sound that is currently occurring in your proximity that you were unaware of previously.
Touch: Notice something that you are physically touching that you were unaware of previously.
Becoming attentive to these new visual, auditory and kinaesthetic things in your immediate environment can cause your mind to become calm.