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August 29, 2020
Sleep Meditation - Spacious Awareness. To do this practice we’ll simply be opening up the awareness to all of our senses. Just noticing anything that arises.
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So, allowing yourself to find a nice comfortable position in your bed.
Doing any final adjustments to release tension.
Anything you need to do to let go of the worries of the day.
Dropping your anxieties.

Letting the belly be soft and perhaps taking a few deep breaths just at your own pace.
So, filling the lungs and then relaxing the body.
And seeing if you can come to a place of stillness in the body.

And for this practice today we’ll be doing an open awareness practice.
This is sometimes called, Big Sky Meditation, or Spacious Awareness.

And to do this practice we’ll simply be opening up the awareness to all of our senses.
Just noticing anything that arises in your experience.

We can still use the breath as the anchor point
but just holding the breath very loosely.

Sleep Meditation Spacious Awareness, Sleep Meditation – Spacious Awareness

Allowing your awareness to visit whatever arises.
Whether it’s a sound or a sensation in the body or a feeling or a thought.

So, in this style of practice, there’s no such thing as a distraction.
Everything you become aware of can be your object of meditation.
But we can start by grounding in the breath.
So, connecting with your anchor spot.

Either at the belly or the chest or the feeling at the entrance of the nostrils.
And tuning into that subtle sensation of breathing.

Noticing when you get lost in thought
and for now just coming back to the breath.
Starting to sharpen that quality of focused awareness and concentration.
Feeling the in breath and feeling the out breath.

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]