Jun. 13th, 2016

glacier_kitty: (mt. mckinley)
Today my counselor told me about Mountain Meditation, which I thought was really cool:

After following your breath for a few moments, imagine- in vivid detail- the most beautiful mountain you know of and resonate with. Envision its various details and stable, unmoving presence grounded in the earth.

After a few minutes of developing and holding this clear image in your mind, imagine bringing the mountain inside yourself and becoming the mountain
Imagine yourself sitting in stillness and in calm, simply observing and resting unwavering as the various weather patterns, storms, and seasons pass before you.

Just as a mountain endures constant changes and extremes, we also experience various thoughts, emotions and life challenges. Imagine viewing these experiences as external, fleeting and impersonal events, akin to weather patterns. Feel yourself unwavering and rooted in stillness amidst the constant change of your internal and external experience.

I also like the way this site explains it. "The mountain just sits being itself as it is at times visited by violent storms, buffeted by snow and rain and winds of unthinkable magnitude- through it all the mountain sits- unmoved by the weather- by what happens on the surface- by the world of appearances. As we sit holding this image in our mind, we can embody the same unwavering stillness and rootedness in the face of everything that changes in our own lives over seconds, hours, and years. By becoming the mountain in our meditation, we can link up with its strength and stability and adopt them for our own"

I love it!! Even while he was explaining it I was picturing Denali..it has fierce storms, but the next day can be clear and calm, the mountain withstanding it all. I want to be like Denali..of course I'll have bad days like the storms on Denali, but I'll withstand it and be strong. I wish someone had told me about Mountain Meditation before, it's so me lol

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