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February 15, 2024

Visualizing elements of nature can be a helpful way to tap into the peace that lives within us. This lake meditation script is a guided visualization that helps us cultivate curious, non-judgmental attention towards what comes and goes. Just like the waves on the surface of a lake, our thoughts, sensations, and emotions are fluid. By bringing awareness to their impermanence, we become spacious, open, and free.

This meditation may enhance feelings of peace, ease, and acceptance. You can use it personally or in your professional practice if you are a meditation teacher. May it support you and/or your clients to deepen mindful awareness.

  • Practice Time: 15 minutes
  • Purpose: Enhanced Peace and Awareness
  • May Help With: Acceptance, Stress Reduction
  • Practice Level: Intermediate
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Here’s a Sample of the “A Lake Meditation Script for Peace and Awareness” Guided Meditation Script:

So,
making yourself comfortable
lying down on your bed
or on the floor,
or wherever you can be comfortable,
maybe putting a pillow of some sort under your knees.

Allowing your eyes to close
and your body to just melt into the floor or the bed,
and allowing your attention to gently
come into the body and to the flowing of the breath.

Experiencing the sense of the body as a whole,
simply lying here,
extended and breathing.

When you feel ready,
picturing in your mind’s eye
the image of a lake,
perhaps a lake that you know well and frequent,
or one that you’ve seen in a photograph,
or an imaginary lake, for that matter.

Just seeing if you can bring that image into vivid focus in your mind’s eye.

lake meditation, A Lake Meditation Script for Peace and Awareness

Noticing how it’s an extended body of water
held in a depression in the earth’s surface,
and perhaps fed by a spring or a stream.

If you watch and observe
the lake carefully,
you’ll notice that it’s always changing,
and yet it’s also always itself.

It changes as the sun moves across the sky.

The light is reflected off the water in different ways.

It changes depending on the weather.

Sometimes,
on very calm days,
the surface might be like glass
and reflect virtually everything with great precision that comes by,
clouds,
birds,
the trees
that might surround
the lake,
the sun
as it makes its journey across the sky,
and for that matter,
the moon
and the stars at night.

How to Use the Lake Meditation Script

This lake meditation script pdf can be downloaded and used in both your personal and professional meditation practice. The intention of the practice is to expand non-judgmental awareness and it may be best suited for intermediate practitioners. Here are some ideas for using this guided script:

  • Record it for your personal use to help you deepen your capacity for mindful awareness.
  • Record it and share it via social media, YouTube, or your email newsletter.
  • Lead it during a meditation retreat, perhaps as the last session of the day.
  • Host a workshop on cultivating awareness and use this script as a core practice.

You can lead this script word-for-word or you can modify it as suits you and your clients. When using a script, always read through it a few times so that it flows as naturally and authentically as possible.

Conclusion 

Lake imagery is a wonderful metaphor for what happens in the human mind. There is what happens on the surface - what comes and goes - and then beneath that, there is vast, spacious awareness. May this guided lake meditation script support you and/or your students to experience that non-judgmental, loving, and open space of awareness.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]