Quiet Within: Yoga Meditation
A common theme I hear is that people feel they have to block things out to feel peaceful. Over the years, I’ve found that I have become more adept at integrating all the external hullabaloo (my spell check loved that one!) and using it as a tool to connect to my inner quiet place.
At first, the more I tried to block out the external, the louder and more demanding it seemed to become, creating doubt in my practice and ripping me away from feeling content. But as I learned to integrate the rhythm of the world around me into my meditation and yoga, I quickly learned how to access a peaceful quiet energy. I also found that the world around me would respond to that sense of peace and begin to lessen its demands on my attention.
I now find that when I become aware of all that surrounds me and I integrate it into my practices of stillness, the two feed off each other and there is no longer a sense of competition between what is without and what is within.
[tags]yoga meditation, meditation, meditation techniques, quiet time, quiet life, quiet moments[/tags]
Thanks for sharing. Meditation can indeed have a powerful effect on awareness.