Connecting With Family, Healing The Past

Often when I get together with my large family (four sibilings, plus Mom, nieces, aunt, cousin and in-laws made for a party), I am struck by how meditation continues to provide the ground for a fresh look at everything, including the relationships that have always been a part of my life.

Like with any family, things were not always roses growing up.

But rather than hold on to these grudges and continue to live through them, we all just decide to live in the beautiful moments that we get to share with each other.

There’s really no reason to relate through ideas of what these relationships WERE at some previous point in time.

In fact, it’s impossible to truly relate with someone, including family, through a patchwork of past ideas about that person. There’s no room for connection when we’re busy trying to fit the exchange that’s happening now into these structures from the past.

Meditation clears us out, slowly making room for a view of a world unconditioned by things of the past. And when we meet our old relationships in this new light, something magical can break through the shell of our former way of relating to the world.

The shell breaks apart, falls away and dissolves, leaving us tender and open. Open and waiting, available to all.

Quick Meditation Tip

When we visualize areas of the body relaxing, releasing any tension that we feel, this visualizing, this intention around relaxation, causes the body to relax. Tuning into the feeling of the body causes the mind to relax, and using the mind to relax the body takes this relaxation even deeper.

Quote From Adam

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”
– Eva Burrows

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