Santa Rosa Meditation Group

Experience the life enhancing benefits of a regular meditation practice

Look Between the Thoughts

Notice the way attention moves from thought to thought and sometimes, in-between thoughts, comes to rest in the heart. Look there.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Scripture reassures us saying we are not alone in noticing that the mind is as restless as the wind. When we use the technique of focusing on the breath to quiet the mind, it can help to watch for the space between breaths. As we enter the time between the inhalation and exhalation, there is the peacefulness of no thought, just deep stillness. As we continue this practice, this space lengthens and we can drop into the heart space of peacefulness itself let the technique fall away. This is our natural state of meditative awareness free of thought. Later if it is interrupted by thoughts, sound or sensations, we can always pick up the technique again.