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Awakening the Present: A Guide to Resting as Awareness

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Resting as awareness is a practice that invites you to embrace the present moment with a sense of calm and curiosity. You can cultivate deeper self-awareness and inner peace by observing your thoughts, emotions, and sensations without getting entangled.

Here are some steps to help you rest as awareness: Find a quiet space, settle into the present moment, focus on the breath, observe thoughts and emotions without judgment, expand your understanding, and practice regularly. Let's explore these steps to embark on a journey of resting as awareness.


  1. Find a quiet and comfortable space: Choose a place to sit or lie comfortably without distractions. It can be a designated meditation spot or any quiet corner of your home.

  2. Adopt a relaxed posture: Sit in a comfortable position with an upright but relaxed posture. You can also lie down if that feels more natural to you. The goal is to find a stance that allows you to remain alert and attentive without strain.

  3. Settle into the present moment: Close your eyes or lower your gaze and take a few deep breaths. Let yourself settle into the present moment and ignore any preoccupations or concerns.

  4. Bring attention to the breath: Focus your attention on the sensation of breathing. Notice the inhales and exhales, the rise and fall of the abdomen, or the feeling of the breath at the nostrils. Use the breath as an anchor to bring your attention back whenever it wanders.

  5. Observe thoughts and emotions: As you rest in awareness, thoughts, feelings, and sensations will arise. Instead of getting caught up in them, observe them without judgment. Acknowledge their presence and let them pass without actively engaging with them or trying to change them.

  6. Cultivate a non-reactive stance: As thoughts and emotions arise, practice non-reactivity. Allow them to come and go without getting carried away or entangled in their content. Remain as a witnessing presence, observing without attachment or aversion.

  7. Expand your awareness: While maintaining awareness of the breath, gradually expand your awareness to include the sensations in your body, sounds in the environment, and any other sensory experiences that arise. Embrace a broader understanding of the present moment.

  8. Stay present: Whenever you notice that your mind has wandered or become lost in thoughts, gently and without judgment, bring your attention back to the present moment. Return to the breath or any other anchor of your choosing.

  9. Practice regularly: Resting as awareness is a skill that develops with the approach. Set aside dedicated time each day for this practice, even if it's just a few minutes. Consistency is critical to cultivating this state of restful awareness.


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Remember, resting as awareness is a gentle and compassionate practice. It's not about achieving a specific outcome but rather about cultivating a state of open, non-judgmental awareness in the present moment. Over time, with regular practice, you may find that this state of resting as awareness becomes more accessible and integrated into your daily life.


~ Dede

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