When you have a technique that allows the mind to gently settle and guide you to deep restful transcendence, your entire nervous system shifts. Daily, it gets filled up, restored and repaired. The by-product of this is a far more fulfilled experience of just about everything. Your physical, mental and emotional health is being told how to be, based on the cues they receive from the nervous system. So when we dip into this place of healing every day, we are actively and holistically sending healthier more positive cues, enhancing our experience of life.
This can only be a good thing, right? Well, yes, it is, but for those of you who have been practising Integrated Meditation, or any other effective transcendent technique, you’ll know first hand that this expansion feels exactly like this…walking blissfully in the garden of sanity until suddenly a coconut drops leaving a bump. It can feel gritty, harsh, ugly, and straight up painful to do this kind of profound personal work. Its easy to get caught up asking why life seems harder, more emotional than before we learnt to meditate, isn’t this practice supposed to make everything rainbows and sunshine? This bombardment of wakefulness is a gift, and even though it may hurt, we can rest easy knowing that these “coconuts” are timely, only there to serve our higher purpose. Breath them in, let them go, and enjoy the sweetness in between it all.