Meditation is an opportunity to experience our expansive selves - ourselves without restrictive borders. The restrictive borders I'm talking about are our own physical bodies.
In deep meditation, with the mind fully awake and aware, there comes a state of being when we don't feel our physical body.
An example of what this is like is the feeling of floating in a pool of water, or upon the breast of the ocean, and giving bodily support over to the water below. Then we are making no effort to support our weight, the water takes it off us. We are awake and aware, but without the weight of our body to hold us down.
When body consciousness leaves us in meditation it is as if a weight has been lifted off us. Aches and pains are gone. We are free to mentally soar out into the boundless universe without borders. By conjuring up loving feelings for others we are propelled like a rocket into space, the space that we really live in when we are not worrying about our body with borders.
Unlimited thoughts allow us to grow in radiance if we choose to radiate lovingly. And being in meditation is the propellant that fuels loving thoughts. It is when we zoom past and beyond self-centered thoughts that we make space to become radiant as we truly are and just don't know about.
Once we experience our unlimited radiant selves we find our thought-pattern growing to include others and the world in our care and concern. This takes nothing away from ourselves, rather it includes our consciousness in the radiance, truly a win-win event.
Meditate deeply, allow your consciousness to grow wide, become radiant as your restriction of bodily borders melt away. And when you return to bodily consciousness after meditation take your insights with you for practical action in the world.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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