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Meditation on the experience of peace
Contemplation

Peace is different from stillness; it is different even from silence, though both may be accompaniments.

Peace is a kind of non-interventionist fairy god-mother of our being, always just out of sight (because we donít look), but always available if we know how to summon her up, and always on our side.  And just occasionally she appears of her own accord.

Peace is an absolute, it brooks no compromise and for each of us can only be an experience from within.

Here is a meditation to cultivate the experience of peace.

Narration

Start with three long breaths and allow your out-breaths to smoothe the tensions in your muscles so that you can feel your whole body ease and relax...

Let your breathing subside into a gentle even rhythm...

Feel yourself moving into your clear space...

Feel the weight of your being, held by the earth, and be aware of this connection...

Let the earth take the weight of your whole being, how it is now and how it has come to this point, and feel the comfort of that support...

Allow yourself a sense of how you are, in this moment, at this point, which is the end-point so far of the path you have travelled and all that has happened to you...

Move gently between this sense and your feeling of comfort from the earth supporting, grounding you...

Feel the calm of this gentle movement, between the sense of your being at this moment and the feeling of being grounded, and let it resonate in your breathing...

Feel more and more the quiet firmness of the earthís support...

When you are ready, after your usual time of sitting, lengthen your breathing into three long breaths to bring yourself back.