I’m freshly back from a trip to the Lake District, and just about dried out. Yes it rained most of the time and yes I got hailed on and blown about on top of Cat Bells – but there is something about the mountains that draws me and my family back year after year. The dramatic scenery, the challenge of climbing to the peak, the soft, sweat water and of course the beer!
Thich Nhat Hanh gives us these words to meditate on…
Sit quietly cross legged – sukhasana, kneeling – vajrasana, or in a chair Egyptian style – half way back feet flat on the floor.
Repeat the following 3 times and visualise a beautiful mountain with a lake beneath…
Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain.
Breathing out, I feel solid.
Breathing in, I see myself as space.
Breathing out, I feel free.