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whole /hohl/ : (noun) a thing that is complete in itself
You have heard many times that you are already whole, that you have everything you need. Yet many of us continue to feel more akin to doughnuts or swiss cheese — we experience holes in ourselves.
This meditation, inspired by and with its foundations in Osho's "Meditation for Fear of Emptiness," is my own answer to not only recognizing that we are complete, but feeling it, too.
- Begin in Balasana (Child's Pose).
- Rest your forehead on the ground comfortably.
- Rather than the usual hand/arm positions for Balasana, bend your elbows and place your palms flat on the ground in alignment with your head. Like a full-body prayer or bowing pose.
- Breathe naturally. Be reverent. Be present.
(Duration: Start with 3 minutes, then 5 minutes, working your way to 11 minutes per meditation.)
"Enter into your own womb and just be there. No technique, no mantra, no effort — just be there. So every night go into that space...within three weeks one day suddenly you will see such blessings arising, such an upsurge of energy, such a joyous quality to your being." — Osho (from Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously)
Practice for 40 days and/or anytime you need grounding and the ecstatic reminder that you are, indeed, whole.
With love + aperture-free doughnuttiness,