Natural Meditation

You don’t meditate. You allow meditation to happen.

Natural Meditation is simply resting as effortless, choiceless, silent awareness.

Simply means natural meditation is not difficult or complex. It is a natural, effortless way of being.

Resting means you are not attempting to change or accomplish anything. You are simply resting, allowing everything to be as it is.

Effortless means you are not trying to be anything or anyone, nor make anything happen or not happen. You accept and welcome everything as it is, including yourself and your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Choiceless means you don’t have to choose one thought, feeling, or experience over another, nor think or figure anything out.

Silent means resting as the silence out of which everything arises and to which everything returns. Silence is the source of all there is. Silence is what is. You are this silence.

Awareness allows everything to be. Awareness is all-inclusive. It is the ultimate context of all and everything. You are effortless awareness and this is true under all circumstances. Simply rest as awareness, aware of itself.

When meditating, it is helpful to sit in a comfortable, upright position, with spine, neck, and head in alignment.

Sometimes gentle awareness of the natural rhythm of your breath helps you relax into meditation.

Notice that you don’t really breathe, as breathing happens by itself. You are being breathed. Without any effort at all, your breath naturally flows in and flows out like gentle ocean waves. Relax into feeling yourself being breathed. Allow your awareness to gently surf the natural flow of your breath.

As you feel the one breath breathing you, your body/mind system will naturally relax into natural meditation. You make no effort to meditate, as meditation now happens by itself. Just as a pole vaulter has to let go of the pole to go over the top of the bar, so you now let go of all methods and SIMPLY REST AS EFFORTLESS, CHOICELESS, SILENT AWARENESS.

Here is Rupert Spira explaining Natural or the Highest Meditation:

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