And This Is Lola Wright

MEDITATION: On Support

January 28, 2020 Lola Wright
And This Is Lola Wright
MEDITATION: On Support
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And This Is Lola Wright
MEDITATION: On Support
Jan 28, 2020
Lola Wright

Host Lola Wright leads you on a guided meditation to assist you in recognizing and accepting support in your life, and acknowledging the ways you may resist it.

“Support is all around you.” 

For more information on Lola Wright, please visit her at lolawright.com.

Show Notes Transcript

Host Lola Wright leads you on a guided meditation to assist you in recognizing and accepting support in your life, and acknowledging the ways you may resist it.

“Support is all around you.” 

For more information on Lola Wright, please visit her at lolawright.com.

Lola Wright:

Hello. Welcome to And This is Bodhi. I'm your host, Lola Wright. We are still on a break between seasons one and two of the show. This meditation episode will hopefully help tie you over until we come back with season two in February. We're cooking up a ton of goodness interviews, talks, more meditations. While we're on this break, I would love for you to share your thoughts on what you've heard thus far. What do you want from season two? What do you want beyond season two? How may this digital gathering space serve and support you? Where are you seeking to grow? How are you wanting to disrupt patterns that are no longer serving you? How might you deepen into a sense of acceptance and love for who you are as you are in this now moment?

Lola Wright:

Alright so let's go ahead and bring our awareness to our breath. I'm very grateful to be in practice with you today. Grateful for your willingness to be in a practice of meditation. Whether you're an avid practitioner or new to this practice, you are welcome here.

Lola Wright:

Most human beings have a much more robust meditation practice than we give ourselves credit for. It may not be called meditation, but most of us are quite aware of when we need to pause and take a breath.

Lola Wright:

When you begin to instill a practice of meditation in your life, I experience it as an exercise that is more preventative in nature versus reactive. Oftentimes when we find ourselves taking a deep breath, it's in response to something, and I would encourage you to consider the practice of meditation, the discipline of meditation as being something that is extraordinarily supportive of your immune system, of your mental health, of your emotional wellbeing.

Lola Wright:

So with that in mind, let's begin to bring our awareness to our breath.

Lola Wright:

Whether you are walking, driving, or sitting still, you may always practice the art of meditation. If you are in a position to close your eyes, I invite you to do so now. Begin to bring your awareness to your breath. Breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Inviting your central nervous system to relax with every breath. Intentionally releasing any activity of the mind. That's rooted in that which came before this now moment or activity of the mind that's anticipating the future. Invite the mind to release its grip on those thought forms and be here now with your breath.

Lola Wright:

Stilling the body. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. Scanning the body from the top of the head moving down to the soles of your feet at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Lola Wright:

Bringing your awareness to any place or space in your body that you're gripping or bracing, resisting or attaching. Whether it's in the brow, the jaw, shoulders, the belly. Invite the breath to relax your physical body.

Lola Wright:

As we deepen in our breath here, I invite you to bring your awareness to the support of the chair beneath you. Bring your awareness to whatever you are noticing your body being supported by

Lola Wright:

Place your attention on the infinite ways that support is already here now.

Lola Wright:

Sense into your environment and notice the comfort.

Lola Wright:

If there's something that you're needing or wanting to support yourself in this practice now would be a perfect time to create that. Whether it's adjusting your posture, shifting your legs, deepening your breath. Pay particular attention to the ways that you sacrifice or deny your immediate experience of support.

Lola Wright:

Begin to allow yourself to expand into a greater degree of awareness around what support may look like right now.

Lola Wright:

Bring your awareness back to your breath.

Lola Wright:

The invitation is to place your awareness on your relationships and the ways that you are supported.

Lola Wright:

Now allow yourself to call forward the resistance. What are the ways that you resist support.

Lola Wright:

What are the practices you indulge to deflect support.

Lola Wright:

What are the judgments that you have of yourself and others around this thing called support?

Lola Wright:

Pay particular attention that as you invite in the resistance, as you invite in the judgments, but you don't have to get hooked by them.

Lola Wright:

With this now moment, simply allow yourself to notice the judgments and notice the resistance.

Lola Wright:

Ask yourself now, what are the many ways that this resistance and these judgements around expansion of support, how do they serve? How does this resistance serve me?

Lola Wright:

What's the payoff?

Lola Wright:

In the areas of life where you don't experience support, how does that allow you to keep your scarcity game alive? Deepen your breath into your belly. Imagine with every exhale, you're releasing your attachment to resistance. Imagine with every inhale, you're expanding your capacity to receive support.

Lola Wright:

With every inhale and exhale, your central nervous system is allowing a greater and greater experience of good into this now moment.

Lola Wright:

So often we will find ourselves attached to a kind of positivity bias. A meditation practice can become a kind of escapism.

Lola Wright:

My experience is that our ability to be with the perceived good and the perceived bad or the perceived comfort and the perceived discomfort enables us cultivate a deeper practice of awareness.

Lola Wright:

Our ability to be with the full spectrum of our humanity without getting looped in or sucked in to the drama of our humanity. Presences peace in our being more deeply gives us greater access to that peace when we need and want. It enables us to extend that peace to all we meet.

Lola Wright:

You are infinitely supported.

Lola Wright:

You are intrinsically connected to all of existence.

Lola Wright:

That which you seek is seeking you. I invite you to take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Taking another deep breath in, through your nose and out through your mouth.

Lola Wright:

And finally a deep inhale and a full exhale. Begin to wiggle your fingers and your toes. Perhaps shifting in your seat a bit. Mike, choose to open your eyes as it's comfortable for you.

Lola Wright:

Thank you again for your practice. Thank you for your willingness to quiet your mind and still your body.

Lola Wright:

Thank you for your willingness to explore the spectrum of your humanity. Your willingness to befriend your resistance in fact loosens your resistance.

Lola Wright:

I would really love to know how your experience was with this meditation. Email me at podcast@bodhicenter.org or find me on Instagram and Facebook @lolapwright. You may also follow Bodhi @bodhichicago, and a reminder that all of Bodhi's programming is made possible by our amazing supporters or sponsors, our contributors and you! If this work is meaningful for you in your life, I love for you to text the word GIVE to (773) 770-8577 or visit bodhicenter.org/giving.

Lola Wright:

Our executive producer is Tyler Greene of thestoryproducer.com. The show is produced and edited by Katie Klocksin. I'm your host, Lola Wright. Music for this episode is provided by blue dot sessions. Our theme music is by Trey Royal independent music producer. See you soon. And remember, support is all around you.