For a simple but effective meditation, let’s turn to Achaan Chan, a Buddhist monk living and practicing in Thailand, who tells us…
“If you let go a little, you will have a
little peace. If you let go a lot, you will
have even more peace. So wherever you are
attached, let go of that and come back to the
center. Learn to see all movement of life
with balance and openness.”
In life, the more you let go of things, the more bliss you’ll experience.
When you’re meditating deeply and your mind is silent, that is when you’ll experience the remarkable peace that comes with just letting it all go.
You don’t have to meditate deeply to let go.
When something arises in your life that causes upset, consciously take a deep breath. As you’re breathing in, close your eyes and feel the peace that comes with breath awareness.
Let your breath be still for a second or two before you breathe out. Note the peace and stillness at the pause between in and out breaths. That peace and stillness is always there. You just have to slow down enough to become aware of it.
Now breathe out and let go of what was bothering you.
It’s that simple.
Repeat this exercise whenever you feel off center or stressed.