Imagine you are outside on a clear sunny day looking up at the big blue sky... Naturally, you feel calm, relaxed and wonderfully well. Then, out of the blue, a bird flies across your field of vision. Upon noticing the bird, you take your focus away from the still sky to instead track the movement of the bird as it flies on by. But you don't stop there. You then start thinking about the bird - 'I wonder where it's coming from and going?' ... 'Why is it flying solo?' ... 'Oh no, has it lost its friends!?!' ... and before you know it you are no longer feeling as calm or well as you once were. Instead, you are now feeling concern for the bird.
What's the bird and sky got to do with you, meditation or calm?
Inside you, right now, is a big sky of awareness and within that awareness there are 'birds' flying around - including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, life circumstances... even the words you are reading right now are things you are aware of and therefore 'birds' in your 'sky of awareness'.
The CALM approach is about becoming much more interested in and attentive to the conscious awareness that's aware of your mind, emotions, body and life. By being consciously aware, you immediately FEEL YOUR AWARENESS instead of FEELING YOUR THINKING (which can often be negative). You discover that your awareness is still, silent, peaceful, powerful, unlimited and infinite. It is who you really are (as apposed to who you think you are) and by being Consciously Aware in Life with the help of a Meditation technique like C.A.L.M., you can wake up to the most wonderful life - not later when you've fixed, changed or improved everything, but NOW.