Yoga Journal

BE THE SKY

“There is no place to seek the mind; it is like the footprints of the birds in the sky.” ZENRIN

If you’ve ever taken a meditation workshop, you probably got specific instructions for what to focus on—maybe your breath, a mantra, or a candle flame. The Buddha himself offered more than 40 objects of meditation, including physical sensations, mental states, and specific life experiences.

But meditation is ultimately not something we do but rather a state that arises when all “doing” is done. Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, once said, “Meditation is an

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