Let be and be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10
This is a famous Psalm and very often quoted. The standard translation is ‘Be still and know that I am God’. I love the translation above because it encapsulates meditation and even life itself!
When sitting for meditation just let be.
- Allow your breathing to slow down
- Let all body tension melt away. Allow your body to relax completely.
- The mind should stay alert and not dwell on any thought. Let the thoughts arise and let them be.
- Whenever you notice anything, a discomfort, a thought, a feeling, just let it be, don’t entertain it, let it disappear due to a lack of attention to it.
When you just let be stillness occurs. You can now find yourself in a very calm and alert state. This can take a while, but it does happen with practice. You’ll be amazed and ecstatic when it does! Stay here for a while. This is stillness, a form of meditation.
In this alert and calm state, joy emerges. You will experience peace as you never otherwise know it. In this eternal present moment, all creativity is possible, but greater still, God is present. Experience it and know.
Daily Affirmation: Today I will let life be, I will inhabit the NOW moment!
Recommendation: God Is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg