Open Awareness

No Hurry


It’s been several weeks since I checked out of family life for a day to attend a silent meditation retreat with the RBMG. During the retreat, I had the experience of slowing so far down that I missed an entire section of the day’s program! In this high-paced, high-energy time of my life, jugging family, work, and everything in between, the idea of slowing down is so alluring to me that it’s stuck with me ever since.

Hence, here’s another meditation designed to help us slow down, and experience all the stuff we miss out on when we’re too busy to notice.

Enjoy xx


Let’s spend a few moments getting comfortable. Connecting with the breath. And adjusting to our surroundings.

Taking in the quiet.

Taking in the stillness.

And tuning in to our senses.

The sense of hearing. Noticing all the sounds we are now more receptive to hear.

The sense of touch. Feeling all of the sensations we now have the time to feel.

And getting a general sense for what state our mind is right now. Busy. Tired. Carefree. Clear.

Whatever it is. For the next little while, we can relish in the fact, that there is no hurry.

Nowhere we need to be. Nothing we need to do.

Just breathing in. And breathing out.

Slowing right down. Becoming accustomed to this way of being.

There is no hurry.

Feeling our breathing slow down, feeling our mind follow along.

Feeling our awareness deepening. Feeling calmness creep in.

There is no hurry.

Marvelling at what we can notice once we slow down to this pace.

That a whole other world of experiences is available to be experienced… that we would have never known existed had we not taken this time out.

There is no hurry.

Becoming more and more connected with each stage of the breath. Inhale, pause. Exhale, pause.

And the joy that is in sitting patiently alongside, not rushing forward or skipping ahead. But with that beautiful presence like watching a baby take its first steps.

There is no hurry.

Taking this intention now into the rest of our meditation.

A gentle reminder that this quiet time is ours to enjoy; to soak up, and that there definitely is no hurry.

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