Present Sense № 3
Welcome to Present Sense – a weekend curation for your seven senses, including a recommendation to SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TASTE, TOUCH, BALANCE and ENVISION. Each week also includes an audio guided meditation.
The world around us – and within us – is constantly changing. So how can we find our footing on shaky grounds? Where do we turn to in the midst of a storm? How do we seek peace within so much chaos?
Stillness seems to be the most passive answer when we’re wired for action. Silence appears weak in the face of righteous opinions. Breathing feels obsolete when life is at stake.
And yet… if there’s anything I’ve learned from a devoted spiritual practice – particularly 11 years of Vipassana meditation – it’s the power of stillness and deep presence.
When I’m always reacting to external events from a place of fear, pride, or judgment, I tend to participate and recreate the same cycles. But if I take a moment to sit with myself, to recenter and recalibrate, then I can arrive at a place of clarity and calm – from which my words and actions can spring.
I hope today’s guided meditation helps you access that space. We’ll focus on the breath – as our connection back to ourselves, our anchor in the midst of a storm, our ultimate lifeline.
As always, I also offer you seven sensory recommendations – something to see, hear, smell, taste, touch, balance and envision.
PS: there will be no ‘Present Sense’ next weekend as I’ll be publishing my free monthly post, where I explore a different creative-spiritual topic every full moon.