Meditation exercise 4 - Mountain Summit

Sitting quietly in the mountains on a still clear morning the beauty of the distant peaks and valleys unfold in the early morning light...

The beauty and vastness of a mountain range -

The silence and stillness of the clear mountains

Have you climbed to the summit of a tall mountain and been struck by the silence, beauty and peace? Let's recreate this awareness and expand it into a deeper meditation experience.

While focusing on your spiritual heart imagine yourself sitting quietly on a high mountain summit. The air is cool and still, the sky clear. Gazing out to the distant peaks and down into the mist-filled valleys, your spirits rise and you are flooded with a deep inner silence and peace. In the pre-dawn light all is still and quiet as a new day is unfolding in the pristine wilderness. Allow each incoming breath to deepen the beauty of this experience. Hold your awareness of these inspirations, letting them slowly expand.

The tranquil silence of a mountain stream -

Gently flowing mountain stream High in the mountains all is silent, except for the sounds of a clear stream gently flowing close by. After its timeless journey the mountain stream silently flows into the still blue depths of a vast ocean, becoming one with its tranquility and vastness.

Free from the ceaseless chatter of the mind, deep within the still depths of our spiritual heart we possess the purest consciousness, the soul. At any time through meditative visualisation we can re-immerse oursleves in the soul's purity, vastness and silent reality by observing Mother Nature.  This is the beauty, power and heights of meditation.

Nature's beauty helps us
To be as vast as possible,
As peaceful as possible
And as pure as possible.

-Sri Chinmoy-

Sacred Lotus blossom

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