Meditation is like sitting joyfully beside a stream, just letting it flow.
You don’t scoop up a bucket of that water to keep it.
It is flowing, and you get to be with it.
You cannot hold onto it.
It pours. Crystal clear water.
It is Light.
You are made of it.
You are made of this Light.
You cannot contain or manipulate it.
It is what you are made of.
In meditation we allow everything to be as it is.
We’re not trying to stop thoughts.
We’re not efforting and grunting like a little kid, trying to prevent every thought from emerging. No.
Rather we are allowing sensations and thoughts to pour through and go downstream.
We are removed from stories.
We simply let the senses arise without a story.
Go to the basic sensations of seeing, hearing, feeling.
Notice each in turn and allow each sensation to just be.
I see what I see, in my mind’s eye. Let it be. No story about it.
I hear what I hear. It wafts in and out.
I feel what I feel. This arises and falls away.
Your inner Witness lives in the Light and watches the senses do their thing.
Meditation simplified is: just Let Go.
Let things be as they are.
You brought your character here today, you sat it down.
That was your job.
Then you left it sitting beside the stream.
You let go and float.