Today in meditation I noticed that my body holds itself in a state of habitual tension, as though it were ready to spring, or as though it were hanging on.
Springing—at what? Not at, but away from. Away from what? Danger. Anger—my own and others’. Fear—of failure, of success, of losing what I have or not getting what I want.
Hanging onto what?—the earth, the world, my place, the small footprint I’ve earned on our planet.
Do you do hold your body in tension? Scan your body right now, and notice where the tension may be.
I took a long in-breath, and as I exhaled I asked my body to let go of whatever it might be holding onto.
As I felt the tendons in my hips and shoulders soften, suddenly I could feel gravity again. The G-force. One of my higher powers. Think about it: gravity does a lot of work for us that we don’t need to pay attention to. It does stuff we can’t do for ourselves.
By holding my body constantly tensed (in a position of fear), I’m fighting gravity. I’m fighting a power greater than myself.
By permitting my body to soften into the G-force, I allow myself to Just Be.
Are you able to Just Be? If so, let me know how.