A Meditation on Memory

A Meditation on Memory

Memory is one of the most precious and important things for us as human beings. It is through memory that we can recall what we lost and remember the past so we can take that knowledge in to our present to influence and affect our future. This meditation is meant to tap into our memories, touch on things from time ago, and allow us to flow in warmth and comfort in what has happened before.

Find a comfortable position in a safe quiet location where you will not be disturbed. Close your eyes and take a moment to calm your mind.

Become aware of your breathing. Take as deep a breath as you can in through your nose…….and exhale through your mouth.

Take a few more of these kinds of breaths. As you inhale feel your ribs expand deep in your chest…..and release.

Begin to feel your body relaxing, your shoulders dropping, and your belly and chest moving as you exhale. Feel the tension melt away from your neck.

Feel the tension in your hands release and place them in a comfortable place.

Begin to allow your mind to freely wonder through your memories of the past. It can be immediate as things that happenned within the past few hours or the day or as far back as your childhood.

As each memory passes through your consciousness, link it to an emotion, event, image or person. The more emotive and positive the better.

After you’ve given each image a link or a feeling, let it pass out of your mind. Take this journey through your past and see where you’ve come. If a memory is having trouble coming, don’t force it. Let it come to you.

Begin to reflect on a positive memory that is bringing you the most feeling and emotion. What is the subject? What kind of a positive emotional response does it trigger? What images come to mind? Let the memory and the feeling come out.

Breathe deeply and ask yourself and your memory ‘what do you want me to know about you?’ or ‘what is it you are trying to tell me?’ Let these thoughts flow in mindfulness and be with the memory and the breathe for a few minutes as you observe and exist.

After a few minutes, take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale slowly out through your mouth. As you do, begin to release your memory outwardly into the winds of time. Let it float and fly away and let the receptive light of understanding flow through

Return your focus to your breath and breathe deeply for a few more moments. Focus on each intake and each exhale. As you come out of this meditation, open your eyes, give yourself a smile, and

When you are ready, open your eyes and smile.

“A great love is a lot like a good memory. When it’s there, and you know it’s there, but it’s just out of your reach, it can be all you think about. And you can focus on it and try to force it, but the more you do, the more you seem to push it away. But if you’re patient, and you hold still, well maybe, just maybe, it’ll come to you.” – Epsilon, ‘Red vs. Blue: Revelation’

Until next time, ~Geronimo!!

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