In the Modern World, our minds have been captured by a narrative that also runs in the minds of many others around us. With variations, this is true for almost all of humanity.
This incessant train of repetitive thought rationalises and justifies and rehearses and reconstructs our pasts, our futures and our life situations. All in an attempt to make sense of it. To try to explain this complexity, we all construct a narrative. This personal explanatory narrative is not helpful for our happiness. It is a reflection of our society, our culture and our economy. It is not unique to us as we discover when we share it.
The sense that something is broken or something is wrong with us and/or with the world is almost universal. In addition to our shaky internal world, the external world, for many of us, is completely artificial. We work in boxes, travel in boxes, meet in boxes and live in boxes. Nature becomes something we use as an antidote to the inevitable consequences of living in our crazy artificial world.
In this episode, Robert teaches some practices that are designed to bring our awareness to our bodies with the breath and relaxation and help us to learn how to focus our minds.
This is the essential first step in releasing the unhelpful narrative that has captures so many of us in its grip. These are the foundations of the practices build help us to rebuild our connection to the world, to each other and to our selves.
Four tens meditation
The bell meditation
Following the breath
For more information, check out the 2020meditation.com website.