Meditation gives you a taste of your essential nature. I like to call it home. It feels like home. You know you’re getting there when the muscles in your body relax, the breath is slow and steady, emotions are in neutral and internal talk isn’t pressured.
Many of us walk around feeling homeless because we have not found that home. Sadly, we’re not taught how to look. If it happens that we stumble upon it – by listening to music, sitting still in a garden or simply by looking up into the blue sky – we call it a miracle. But then we don’t know how to find it again. A meditation practice teaches how to go home any time we want.
It teaches that home is about being – not doing. It’s about allowing for whatever comes up: your eyes land on a flower and you settle in to be with it. A breeze touches your face and you stay in touch with it. A friend comes by and you relax into the pleasure of the moment.
Essentially, you have the freedom that comes with simply being one with the unfolding of experience.