Sometimes meditation opens a door into the mysteries of creation. If we allow ourselves to pass through this door there is no telling what we may encounter on the other side. Do not become discouraged if you have tried to meditate in the past and not gotten any remarkable results. Meditation is a mystical process; it may take awhile to learn how to quiet your mind and open yourself to all the present moment has to offer you. There are no special tricks to meditating; no special posture or breathing rhythm is required. Once you have gotten the knack of it you can meditate anywhere during any activity. Some readers have succeeded in reaching this altered state of conscious while reading about this sand meditation, perhaps you too may realize this transformational state of consciousness as you read on…
We have a meditation that began when we were two or three years old.
Our meditation always began with a grain of sand. By the age of four or so this meditation had become very familiar and engrossing.
Our meditation always began while sitting on a beach.
Our hands were sandy.
We rubbed our thumb and forefinger together feeling the grains of sand between them slipping away until only a single grain of sand remained.
We could feel the shape of the grain of sand distinctly as we rolled it back and forth between our thumb and forefinger.
The longer we rolled the grain of sand around the more defined our awareness of the grain of sand became.
The more detailed our experience of the grain of sand became the larger it appeared to be.
While we could clearly feel the tiny grain of sand trapped between our thumb and finger roll about across the grooves and ridges of my fingerprints the grain of sand appeared to be growing larger and larger as we contemplated it.
Soon the grain of sand had become so large that we found ourselves within it even as we still held it and rolled it about across the grooves and ridges of our fingerprints.
The grain of sand continued to grow, encompassing the beach and then the world.
Before long the grain of sand had grown to an infinite size and it now encompassed all of creation; yet we still held the tiny grain of sand between our thumb and forefinger, rolling it about across the grooves and ridges of our fingerprints.
The tiny grain of sand was intimately connected to every part of creation and all of creation existed within it, even as this tiny grain of sand existed within our grasp.
We communed with our grain of sand, aware of its infinite connectedness to everything else; through the medium of our grain of sand we became aware of our own infinite connectedness with all of creation.
Our meditation with a grain of sand always produced a feeling of intense bliss. It was an eternal meditation that transcended the time and place where it began to continue throughout all of creation.
From time to time we would return to this meditation, engrossed by the wisdom and experience of a single tiny grain of sand.
The sand spoke to us of eternity.
Our grain of sand told us tales about creation and the infinite nature of our own existence in creation.
From our grain of sand we learned that every tiniest parts of creation are living beings experiencing creation and sharing in the process whereby creation makes everything manifest.
Perhaps our meditation will inspire you to inspect a grain of sand.
There is peace and bliss to be discovered in even the tiniest of beings…
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