I Am Loving Awareness

in mindfullife •  7 months ago  (edited)

This is such a beautiful song to sit and listen to before meditating. Find a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and listen. I promise you that you'll love it.

I'm sorry my mindful monday post is woefully short this week (it's very unlike me). I guess I can take solace in the fact that I am sharing something with heartful intention. Honestly, you'll love this one. I'll come back in a few days with a #mindfullife post. I'm working through an interesting one this week after a yin yoga session last week (which is basically meditation in asana shapes - I find it absolutely incredible and work through a lot of stuff on my yoga mat!)

I'll leave you with the words of Ram Dass, who sums it up far better than I could this week:

Loving awareness is the soul. I am loving awareness. I am aware of everything, I’m aware of my body and my senses and my mind, I’m aware of all of it, but I notice that I’m loving all of it. I’m loving all of the world. The self that I identify with emanates from the ocean of love. The self that is the ego is the ocean of fear. When I am loving awareness I’m aware of everything outside, but pulling into the heart, the spiritual heart, brings me to loving awareness. I’m aware of my thoughts, but loving awareness is simply witnessing them. And loving awareness is in the moment. I have thoughts about the past and future, and those are not helpful, so I dive deep into the present and the presence and in this present moment we will find loving awareness. Only this moment is real, this moment of loving awareness. The past and the future are all just thoughts.

And in his blog post here:

“I have a practice in which I say to myself, I am loving awareness.” To begin, I focus my attention in the middle of my chest, on the heart-mind. I may take a few deep breaths into my diaphragm to help me identify with it. I breathe in love and breathe out love. I watch all of the thoughts that create the stuff of my mind, and I love everything, love everything I can be aware of. I just love, just love, just love.
I love you. No matter how rotten you are, I love you because you are part of the manifestation of God. In that heart-mind I’m not Richard Alpert, I’m not Ram Dass — those are both roles. I look at those roles from that deeper “I.” In the heart-mind I’m not identified with my roles. They’re like costumes or uniforms hanging in a closet. “I am a reader,” “I am a father,” “I am a yogi,” “I am a man,” “I am a driver” — those are all roles.
All I am is loving awareness. I am loving awareness. It means that wherever I look, anything that touches my awareness will be loved by me. That loving awareness is the most fundamental “I.” Loving awareness witnesses the incarnation from a plane of consciousness different from the plane that we live on as egos, though it completely contains and interpenetrates everyday experience.

What a gorgeous teacher he is.

May you find peace as you rest in loving awareness this week, dear Steemfolk. I love you!





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Yin is my thing. Liking this song. Reminds me of when i spent some time in India last year

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I have still not ever been to India and would love to go one day. Yin yoga is so beautiful. I find myself doing that more than other yogas these days.

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I'm sure you'll make it someday. Yin is good, but needs some of the yang I guess. Love the long stretches on the floor

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I am happy to have found your blog and the tag mindfullife. Mindfulness is new for me and I glad there is relevant content here.

Amazing. We do connect in the @naturalmedicine Discord server.. check their #mindfulmonday post today for details. @bewithbreath also leads a group meditation which starts after a break on Aug 7.

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I will definitely check it out

Will be plugging in this tonight

Oh let me know what you think! It's really beautiful.

That was LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing. I have been dedicated to toning/ohming chanting in bed before I awake, changed my entire day reality. Especially, if I awake in the night, I'll tone right back to rest ;)

Oh wow that's really cool! One thing that gets me to sleep is just listening to rolling oms' - particularly this track, but i think my husband would divorce me if I woke him in the night with omming.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2eSMuIgbVYl6wcJfAPbyO5

It's Dick Sutphens eternal om if you dont have spotify.

No doubt on the hubbie!! LOL! Thanks I'll check it out 20160906_172130 (3).jpg

It is beautiful @riverflows. The way he changes the inflection on the words, so many meanings.

I know huh? I love it. I love listening to it before meditating and then just continuing in loving awareness.. and I love that hes loving.. awareness!!

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Perhaps we can be mindful that sometimes long posts are just about showing off tech skills and ego, and if all that there is in your heart is short and perfect (like the sharing of this amazing song) then that's IT. Complete, enough and not needing to be apologized for. :) Beautiful.


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Lol are you saying my long posts are about my ego and tech skills haha? I think it would be more skillful for me to write some short Post lol I do crap on some haha xx

It is a gorgeous song isn't it?

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Despite my recent fiercesome commenting escapades.... I am mainly loving awareness ;-)

Joking aside though, I enjoyed listening to that YouTube link. Thanks for sharing riverflows.