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Meditation Is Not Just a Way to Still the Mind.


I feel what I don’t know. And how the unknown manifests in my body is a byproduct of the mind’s interpretation of circumstances.

The mind’s interpretations are oft fueled by the ego, unless they are channeled entirely from the heart, in which case, we live in embodiment, which is the purpose of all things.

So to fuel what we don’t know by the mind alone is where errors can take place. We’ve been conditioned to take its projections as evidence, rather than archaic constructs of the past.

How do we get around this disillusionment? One way is to meditate. Meditate into your witness self, which means calling in the higher-self vibration that has the perspective to see all of it. In our witness energy, the self is separate from the story. It holds the vibration of truth, and holds this knowledge without comment. It only feels and sends sensation.

Notice, then, from this witness space, what quality of feelings develop. A deep breath, perhaps. Peace, maybe. Love, and the soft murmur of your heart. A vision may spring forth to the third-eye space. For example, a soft rose with dew on its petals.

All of these are truths, and can therefore be trusted. For this is the heart’s language. From here, any action of the mind can then follow once you are finely tuned into your experience in order to practice discernment.

Discernment looks like the pure understanding of our body’s sensations. For example, fear can trigger the belly to clench. But notice where that occurs inside of your body. In mine, when fear arises from a story within my mind, my belly clenches from the outside. Fear triggered by truth, on the other hand, is a tensing from the depth inside of my stomach walls, in a much more subtle way.

It is this depth of intuitive physical and metaphysical information that meditation can bring. Contrary to what some folks believe, meditation is not just a way to still the mind. It is actually a way to practice daily life. For when we have learned to drop out of the mind and into the body, we practice holding this meditative quality in every moment of the day.

When we are embodied and assume the witness mind, all of a sudden our worlds expand. They blossom with new possibilities. We are less consumed by our thinking and drive, and more easeful about our approach to new pathways for thinking. We are more receptive to others.

Now more subtle in our energetic fields, the high road is easily taken. For the auric field held in meditational receptivity is sensed by others, consciously or not. Thus, more harmonious exchanges happen. Life begins to flow more abundantly around us. The trees blossom in new ways, because we are not attached to the results.

We hold a gaze and connection to our heart in such a way that our egos aren’t in charge, and our higher-self energy is.

This doesn’t mean that we are doormats or easy to push over. Rather, we hold our integrity and allow others their unique pathways too. And, in our own life, the way forward is more clearly illuminated.

Now, when we feel what we don’t know, as meditators, we can find truth. The answers are always very close. Truth is always squarely inside of our body and speaks the heart’s language. The access code to this space is to drop the conditioned mind, and to access the body and witness space by means of meditation.

“Meditation will give you a little glimpse, a little taste, that the truth is inside you.” ~ Osho


Megan Mulligan is a student of life, Source, creativity, and light. A Kundalini yogi, Osho meditator, video producer, writer, and creator, her intention is to bring peace into the world with words, energy, and goodness, and to raise the vibrations with the frequency of pure love. Find more on her website.


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