The first 60 seconds after meditation can only be described as utter bliss. It’s a glimpse of what it’s like to feel as if you’re exactly in the place you’re supposed to be right now in this moment. As if nothing else could ever be desired or needed. Bliss.
I returned to Tara tonight. I’ve been dabbling / cheating on her with a number of different meditation apps (aforementioned here and here). But, the meditation I chose tonight “coming home to presence” seemed fitting.
There’s a key moment in this meditation. Tara guides me, navigates me, brings me back as my mind wanders and meanders aimlessly through an infinite number of “what’s behind door number 453?”
And suddenly, she says, “…sensing with the breath that you can mentally whisper ‘here.'”
THAT’S the magical “here” that happens in the first 60 seconds after your eyes slowly flutter open, breath even, hands open to receive the world. A perfect moment in the present.
It’s enough to get me hooked. Maybe those 60 seconds will grow longer.
Tara, you cheeky girl, I was a fool to ever leave you.