WOWS (WateringOurWholesomeSeeds) is a meditation practice that enables us to create an intimate and caring relationship with the mind. Mind is everywhere, and within mind, consciousness unfolds in its various forms, allowing us to perceive life. One form of consciousness is store consciousness. In the store, qualities of all emotions and thoughts are present, determining our happiness and suffering. These qualities are called seeds, which are watered by our attention and sprout into mind consciousness, effecting the way we think, speak and act. To selectively water certain seeds allows us to respond to situations in a way that facilitate understanding and compassion within and around us. (Recorded with 1000Hz energizing frequency)
What we need: We need a space to lie down, sit or stand. Make sure you're not gonna be disturbed (turn off ringtone, doorbell etc.) for the next 20 minutes.
Headphones can be useful to shut off all noises coming from around and create a private meditation bubble, especially for beginners.
How to do it: Get into a comfortable position and be there for a minute or so. Pay attention to your facial muscles, detect tension and relax it. Do the same with your shoulder muscles, let them hang loose. Continue detecting tension in your body and relax all muscles that are not needed for the position you are in.
Play the WOWS-meditation and follow the guided verses. Each verse consists of two lines regarding the in-breath and out-breath, and two key words. The two lines explain what this particular element is about, the key words will help you to guide yourself during the time until the next element starts.
This is how it looks like: Breathing in, I follow my in-breath from the beginning to the end. Breathing out, I follow my out-breath from the beginning to the end. (VERSE)
- following in-breath, following out-breath - (KEY WORDS)
In this WOWS-session we will first come back to our body and breathing, then water the seeds of peace, understanding, love, joy, gratitude and embrace one seed of suffering. Just go ahead, it is as simple as it can be!
Wishing you an enjoyable meditation experience!