Hello to the members of CYE.com! This is Ilchi Lee.
Everyone wants to be healthy and happy, and everyone wants to be satisfied with their life. So why do people have such a hard time getting what they want so much? Why is it so hard?
It’s because we’re trying too hard to find the answers in the wrong places. We always think we need someone’s help to be healthy and happy, or we think we have to learn something or that certain conditions need to be met. The biggest reason we feel this way is because that’s how we’ve been conditioned and educated.
But real health, happiness, and satisfaction don’t come from outside of us, from artificial sources. They come from within, from what’s natural. People tend to think that nature is something outside of us, and we have to go outdoors to encounter it. However, you’re actually a part of nature; you can encounter it in yourself.
Identifying with nature
becomes possible when you step out of the box of all of the preconceptions that have confined you until now and meet with the true life itself
you have within you.
The "Solar Body
" that I describe in my book refers to people who are not trapped in knowledge and thoughts, but have rediscovered their pure naturalness. They are, in essence, people of nature. The human body itself is an amalgamation of natural energy such as sunlight, water, air, and food. It enters the body and produces a moderate temperature, maintaining your vitality even in this moment now.
Through meditation such as the sunlight meditation
below, recharge with solar energy and experience a sense of nature and life awakening inside of you.
If you walk for a while as you take in some sunshine, you will feel the noisy chatter of thoughts in your head gradually quieting down.
After walking, face the sun and sit with your lower back straight. Place your hands on your knees, palms facing up, and relax your chest and shoulders. Close your eyes and smile very slightly.
Enjoy the sunlight pouring down on your whole body. Imagining your body to be a solar panel, visualize receiving and being charged with energy. Move your awareness down your body—from face to shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, and legs—imagining warm sunshine melting each part in turn.
Lifting your head slightly, commune with the solar energy shining down on your face. As you very slowly turn your head from side to side, try to feel the colors of light changing before your closed eyes. When you face the sun you’ll sense a bright golden light, and when you turn slightly to the side you’ll perceive oranges and reds. Commune with the solar energy in the colors.
Stop moving your head and receive the solar energy coming into your face, into your whole body. Store it in your lower abdomen—in your “energy center.” Keep visualizing as you feel your lower abdomen growing warmer. End the training when you feel that your whole body, including fingers and toes, has been warmed sufficiently.
After this sunlight meditation, I hope you feel the warm love of your inner nature. I would love to know what you experienced. Please share it in the comments below.
If you benefited from this sunlight meditation, please share it with others. Your energy grows double and triple when you share.
Caution: Being exposed to very strong sunlight for too long can be damaging to your body because of the intense ultraviolet light. In the summer, just five minutes could be enough. Avoid the most intense sunlight, around noon.
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