A narration of a recent silent sitting:
I sit, my bottom rests on a towel that lies over the sand. The instruction is to “Just Be.”
A thought sensation floats by “shouldn’t you be doing something other than this?”
I notice the sensation. Without conscious intention, a smile appears on my face.
Another sensation appears “you have other things you need to be doing.”
I notice without responding.
The thoughts linger, and that’s okay.
The sun’s warmth is felt on my skin and gradually transitions from warm to hot.
A bird flies overhead, so close the wind from its wings creates a breeze,
The sound of the ocean waves gently washing up to the shore appears.
The thoughts intensify “this is a waste of everyone’s time!”
The sensation is followed by a wave of anxiety.
The anxiety is housed within my stomach, creating a feeling as if someone is squeezing it gently.
A thought asks “Who wastes their time sitting in silence anyways?”
There is a void of thought.
Another thought sensation appears “you overcame it! You successfully watched the thoughts pass.”
Happiness enters into the space.
Then, there is nothing.
Mahalo for reading! May you experience infinite peace and blessings!
With love and appreciation,