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Reflection on the Lake

In a tranquil forest, you come across a serene, crystal-clear lake. Its surface mirrors the surrounding trees, like your essence reflects your true self.

Yet, sometimes a gentle breeze ripples the water’s surface, creating a distorted reflection. This is like your conditioned personality, a temporary distortion of your true essence. Your journey is to align both your essence and personality, like stilling the waters to see your authentic reflection.


Guided Somatic Practice – Breath of Self-Observation

Find a comfortable seated position with your back straight, and your hands resting on your lap.

o   Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Inhale through your nose, feeling your chest and abdomen rise, and exhale gently through your mouth.

o   As you continue to breathe, become aware of the sensations in your body. Focus on your breath and the rise and fall of your chest. Imagine that your breath is a gentle wave, rising and falling with your awareness.

o   Now, shift your attention to self-observation. As you breathe, observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Allow them to come and go like passing clouds.

o   If your mind starts to wander or judge, gently bring your focus back to your breath, using it as an anchor for self-observation.

o   Continue this practice for several minutes, observing yourself and your inner world with a gentle, compassionate awareness.

o   When you’re ready, open your eyes, feeling more connected to your inner self and your essence and your ability to observe without judgment. It is as much a part of you as the beat of your heart.