Resting may be one of the most challenging experiences as it invites the mind to stay in one place.
Animals know how to rest; we don’t.
When the mind slows down our senses get more acute. When the mind does not chase the next thought, the next worry, or the next project, there is a capacity to see better and to connect to our deeper truth.
If we can develop this practice when we don’t live in turbulence, then we will be able to rest in the middle of a crisis. We will be able to see clearly and act in alignment with our wisdom. When resting is not part of our lifestyle, our mind owns us, and we forget who we truly are. Resting may open the door to feelings we don’t want to feel. It takes courage to rest within oneself. Our minds may get bored, or we may be afraid to be in pain. Yet, from there, we can live authentically and experience simplicity and peace; from there, infinite joy emerges.