Do you have 25 minutes?? I’m telling you this guided meditation is worth the time. I have gained from it already, a whole new experience, a new appreciation for Acupuncture, the flow of Qi through the meridians, and our energy centers, the chakras. Find a quiet place to play this video, where you won’t be disturbed. Sit in either a chair or a pillow on the floor. I find a blind-fold is nice it helps with the visualizations. Be vividly aware, breathe.
A little history on where all these slackers got their start…
Yosemite Valley was discovered by modern man in 1851 and was immediately recognized as a sacred place. In the early 1970′s as the sport of climbing developed, the National Park became a mecca, pilgrims travelling to be among revered rocks and striking precipices. From short hikes to multi-day epics on popular features such as Half Dome, El Capitan and countless others, climbers and adventurers experience a magical world. Pioneers in the sport tell stories of camp 4, a popular campground amongst the trees which quickly became a regular community of thrill seekers pursuing the rapidly growing sport, and was soon the center of rock climbing’s modern cultural development. It was in this place that the sport of slacklining came into existence. After long days of jugging, hammering, scoping, bolting, cleaning, smearing, crimping, jamming, bleeding, taping, sending and summiting, climbers would flock back to camp 4 and create new ways to spend down-time. The inhabitants could be found walking parking lot chains, hand railings, and ropes strung up between the trees. As local hotshots and visitors alike were seen achieving dynamic balance, the practice became increasingly popular, and noted for its added positive effects in honing balance for climbing, and strengthening the legs and core. Right on! For these same reasons, slacklining has become pretty popular among the surfer crowd.
maybe that’s hard for you to understand
I am here but “I” am not here.
I am writing but “I” am not writing
inside of me in the heart cave is a
mantra going on that reminds me
who I really am
over and over again
in this inner place
and even as I write, where this
mantra is going on, I’m just watching with
GREAT AWE AND WONDER
the awesome drama of NATURE
unfold before my very EYE
before that eye I, I which
sees all and knows all.
AUM MANI PADME HUM
always bringing me right to my heart
where I dwell eternally.
-Ram Dass “Be Here Now”