Problems do not limit your aliveness or happiness. They are simply challenges that give you opportunities to make choices and grow. As you increasingly open to yourself, happiness wells up from deep inside you. Feel it.
Remember a happy feeling from the past, or imagine one now. If you like, tie it to a scene or image. Feel the feeling. Be in the middle of it. Let the happiness of that feeling fill you full and overflow beyond you, filling the room.
Notice your emotions.
What color or colors are they?
What shapes do they make?
Notice your thoughts.
Again, what colors are they?
What shapes do they have?
Notice the energies of your physical body.
Where are they moving?
Where are they not?
Try slightly adjusting the way that you are sitting and see if your energies move more freely in your body.
Notice how the planet feels, both the earth under your feet and the sky all around.
What does the Great Mother, the earth itself, wish to say to you?
Go back now to your body.
Find a place of tension in it that has something to say to you and ask what that is.
When you are done, take a deep breath, let it out, and then take another.
Let that tension go.
Remember a happy feeling from the past, or imagine one now.
If you like, tie it to a scene or image.
Feel the feeling. Be in the middle of it.
Let the happiness of that feeling fill you full and overflow beyond you, filling the room.
Imagine sharing it with loved ones, and receiving their happiness as well.
Continue exploring this happiness. If it has a color and shape, see it; if it has movement, feel it.
Ask it to open itself to you, so that you can be a part of it.
"Meditations for Self-Discovery”
by hepherd Hoodwin.
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