At a recent retreat with Richard Moss and a special group of sojourners, I focused on inhabiting the body – appreciating its wisdom, attending to its physical sensations and feelings, interrupting ingrained patterns where I disregard my senses and move automatically to analysis and stories – a movement away from what's real to thoughts about what's real. During the retreat, I realized, once again, that connection "in here" is the basis for all connection "out there".
One difficult morning, as I sat in meditation at a desk facing a mirror on the wall, some affirmations arrived. I wrote them down, faced myself in the mirror, looked directly into my eyes, and spoke each affirmation out loud.
I invite you to try this practice. Breathe, relax gently into the body, and let the affirmations emerge from quiet connection within. Take your time. Wait until you feel connected before speaking. Let each message resonate in the body, before moving on.
Here are the affirmations I used. The last one is a quote from Richard Moss. You can use these or create your own version of a mirror meditation. Enjoy.
You are a unique expression of infinite vastness.
You dwell in a body that's intimate with the universe. Listen to this body. Trust its wisdom. It is your pathway to the infinite.
The vastness within is larger than any feeling or story or problem you can have. Let it hold you.
Soften to this vastness. It loves you completely.
You are, already, that which you seek.