Today is Earth Day.
On this day we are reminded of what a wonderful planet we live on. Astronauts who see the Earth from afar for the first time usually speak of a tremendous moment, being overwhelmed and rethinking their life. Often we forget how small and vulnerable our dear Earth is on which we live in this vast universe. This earth we should cherish and nurture and be grateful for the gift and to wonder at the nature.
Earth Day has been held annually on April 22 since 1970.
I have put together for this earth day a small meditation in which you can connect with the earth and nature and thus all living beings.
Sit down in a comfortable meditation position. It is important that you can sit comfortably for several minutes, so don’t force yourself into a position that is uncomfortable for you. Vajrasana or Sukhasana is a good seating position, but you can also meditate on a chair.
Now bring your shoulders back and rest your arms comfortably, for example on your thighs. Lower your chin. Breathe in and out. Form your hands into the Trishula Mudra:
Clarity fills all of my senses, leading me to unity with everything.
Bend your pinky fingers inward, lay your thumb over your pinky fingers. Extend the other fingers straight out and hold your hands away from your body, fingers facing outward.
Close your eyes.
Breathe in and out and feel how your belly is rising up and down while you are breathing.
Maybe you can also feel your breath rising in and out of your nostrils.
Realize how wonderful the earth is on which we live. Visualize it in your mind’s eye. It shines bright and is a place for all of us. We are all connected together and are part of a community. Feel the connection and how it touches your heart.
Be gentle with yourself, when other thoughts are coming up while meditating.
Just come back to the visualization of the earth, the nature and all beings connected to each other on earth.
Come back slowly to your presence in the room. Maybe you can hear sounds or smell certain scents.
Open your eyes.
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