Let Peace Come to You

May 1, 2014

I know I said I wouldn’t post anything until the end of May, but I came across these beautiful meditation instructions and want to pass them along. They come from Sujato, a well-loved Buddhist monk and teacher from Australia.

When you meditate, just relax.
Don’t try to control your mind.
Don’t try to stop it going here and there.
Just be peaceful.
Don’t watch your breath. Just breathe.
Be at peace when your mind is still. Be at peace when your mind is wandering.
Don’t judge one state as better than the other. It is just how the mind is.
Let mindfulness settle down with the breath.
As you stop judging, stop trying, and stop controlling, peace will come to you.
Welcome it.