Mar 29, 2021
There are 4 steps to this meditation:
Step 1 - The Last Breath: Use your imagination to encounter the ultimate fear of Death. You will imagine as if every breath that you are taking is the very last breath. Focus on the exhalation and exhale as if it is the last breath out. You are not waiting for the next breath to come. If it comes, it comes. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. Fully immerse yourself in the imagination of breathing as if it is your last breath. Amidst this process, you will see different shades of fear arising and leaving. After each last breath, there is no anger, greed, ego, purpose, etc. Fear is eliminating with every last breath. (5 min)
Step 2 - Focus on Swadhisthana Chakra: Bring your awareness at the navel center, at 2 inches below the navel. When you are intensely fearful, this is the center that gets affected. Your fear is absorbed in the Swadhisthana Chakra, a.k.a Hara center, where life energies are situated. In fear, this center is where a deep inner trembling is happening. By bringing focus to this center and letting it relax, the stored fear is dissolved, and inner trembling comes to rest. (5 min)
Step 3 - Shift to Anahata Chakra: Bring your awareness at the heart center, the region in your chest, and hold your attention at the heart center to tune into inner peace and love. If you find a sense of love, tune fully into it. If you feel more of peace arising out of the heart center, tune fully into that and stay with it. (5 min)
Step 4 - Silence: Leave all effort and remain silent for some minutes. Aware of nothing in particular. (5 min)
The full session with discourse & guided meditation available for free on this podcast (number 3126) or on my website.