“Let me be still and listen to the truth.” A Course In Miracles
“I will be in smiling meditation all day today.”
“To meditate you only must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.” Balinese Medicine Man, Ketut Liyer from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Meditation can be complicated or it can be simple. It can happen in many forms or in a form that you choose. They say that praying is talking to God and meditation is listening. We here in the western world spend far more time talking than listening, not only to God, but to each other and ourselves.
Let’s practice smiling meditation as we go about our day. It doesn’t need to be obvious or a big deal. Just a gentle relaxing of our face and a small curving upward of our lips, a quiet shining from our eyes. A smile is a sweet surrender and a prelude to forgiveness . We can practice as we work, as we work out, as we play, as we watch TV, as we grocery shop. Our smile is a simple act of random kindness that we can share with everyone we meet.
Smile. And let go. Smile. And allow. Smile. And be.
Smile with your face and with your mind.
“When our gaze is on the present and our eyes smile, we shine on the world we see and the light of our heart goes before us.”