Shut Up

Seriously, just… shut up. Zip it.

Be still.

Listen.

Listen to your surroundings. Hear all that? Good. Now, let’s go deeper.

Listen to your self. Hear that? This is harder. Let’s rephrase.

Shift your awareness to your self. How is that? Way more doable, right? You can shift your awareness to your fingertips, your hands, move up your arms, then all over your body. Warning: now you’re suddenly meditating, you new-age-y being, you. As you’re doing this, to any degree, what you might not be noticing is that you’re NOT noticing your surroundings. Good. Now, let’s go deeper.

Shift your awareness to this state where you’re just feeling kid-like giddy joy, relaxing peace, warm emanating calm. You there? This is harder. Let’s rephrase.

Feel it. Start feeling that… how did I phrase it… kid-like giddy joy, relaxing peace, warm emanating calm. How is that? Feel good? Warning: now you’ve removed the ego, and just are. Fears, worries, and social constructs don’t exist here. Neither do physiological needs.

Get back to this happy spot. Now, while in this happy spot, slowly zoom out to your body, taking it with you. What is your body doing? Slowly zoom out of your body some more, taking both your happy spot and body with you. What are your surroundings?

What are you doing and where are you while you are happy?

You’re there and you’re doing that? Shut up. Nice! What are you doing reading this? Go do that! That sounds like way more fun. I’ll shut up now.