During my meditation teaching journey, the pillar and the start of the teachings were on the consciousness of who we are: a body, mind and soul.
The focus was to bring to the meditation participants the awareness that in order to achieve balance, we need to get conscious of what is happening within all three, and learn how to listen to ourselves. Our body send messages all the time for us, our mind and our soul as well.
The value was not just to listen and capture the message, but also understand that we work as a system, and all those three elements are correlated and influence each other, as an example: an emotion created by a thought in the mind can generate a tension in the body bringing some pain or discomfort. And meditation is a key to capture this information.
Besides the meditation teaching per itself, I always loved to made a closure with a question: From this vision about us as body, mind and soul, what are we bringing to our life as our main foundation? Like a table needs the feet to balance it and stand, what is are we bringing as our foundation to our lives? Money? Beauty? Instagram followers? Career? Relationships? Material possessions?
All of it has its value and importance in our lives, but, all of it will go away one day… we get old and the youth beauty will also go away… We may lose our jobs, we may loose relationships, we may loose all our money and material possessions. What is then left?
That is the role of our soul, that should be our main foundation, that our believes will make us stand even during strong storms in our lives.
Whatever is you belief: God, Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, Moses, bring it to your main foundation and fortify your faith, that will support you go through whatever is challenging you in this limited material life experience.
What are you making as the foundations of your life right now? Where are you investing more time today? Can it go away one day?
Then, it’s time to rethink… so you can fortify your life base for a more fulfilling life.