Be silent, let go, and rest.If you feel agitation or restlessness, find the place within your body that is experiencing it. Sense the exact place of unrest and breathe light into it. (In my case, I often feel bodily pain in my stomach as nervousness or anxiety, a tingling sensation that runs up and down my torso as if commanding me to jump up and do something … anything but feel.) Allow the light to wash over it, and as you breathe outward, imagine that anxiousness or dark dense energy being released from you. It will dissipate from the very awareness and present-moment attention you are now giving it.
Within these minutes, you will find a few valuable seconds (later, with more practice, a few more valuable minutes) of rest, and thereby hone your skills to acquire the many benefits it will bring into your life. Do not be afraid of the new sensations or fearful thoughts that will arise. You may experience moments of deep restfulness—as if you are losing control, which is scary in itself. The truth is, you are consciously learning to let go of the need to control.
Meditation using light (6min)