1. Change your relationship, or your perspective, to the overpowering space and;
2. By doing so, allow this space to lift naturally, revealing a different, more purposeful, uplifting, happier and inclusive space underneath.
That space has always been there. Our core starting principle at beanddo is that you are happier than you think (literally). Change the way you think and you will find that inner wellbeing.
After a while you will notice that negativity is simply a passing experience that only exists on the surface. Even though you may feel it's real, it isn't. It’s made up. Underneath is the real you - not the you that is thinking itself into pain. It's a space of pure moment-to-moment awareness, available in the now. It is never angry, never tired, never worried, never anxious and never stressed. All we need to do is come into present, open up the flow of simply being.
Modern meditation is the technique. Meditation will help you come into an open awareness or flow state. This is done by changing the way we react and perceive present experience. We use these techniques to maintain that experience, which then teaches us to notice when something like a particular thought or feeling distracts us and blocks the flow of pure awareness.
Feeling the flow
With practice we develop insight regarding the type of thoughts, feelings and images that we become attached to that interfere and block our feeling of flow. We notice our own rumination, our very own self-created mental habitual pattern. As flow diminishes, we notice how particular thoughts arise and how they make us feel and how they are part of the underlying assumptions we have about ourselves and others which restrict and compress us.
The key then is to do nothing with the negative restrictive patterns. Just watch them. And when flow happens, stay with it and after a while you will know how to promote and sustain it.
When we manage through modern meditation to maintain attention towards that open flowing state it opens up new forms and experiences of what life could really be like. Similarly, old automatic mental habits, compulsions and addictive mental attachments to what we think things should be are replaced by a new clarity helping you see things as they really are. With practice comes a new, more innate or inclusive capacity of awareness and sense of being, leading to a firmer sense of stillness and peace.
Eventually your past resistant thinking turns into resilient thinking, as a knowing insight, purposefulness, creativity and wellbeing grows.