These words are from Jeff Brown- and, they are just perfect.
“I have found that moving the body and releasing emotional holdings is what brought me into a more naturally meditative and connected state. Not sitting on the cushion, passive like a sloth. The patriarchal spiritualists have been telling us that ‘meditation’ and ‘contemplation’ and ‘reflection’ are the path to calm mind for centuries, and most of them are still crazy in their personal lives. Nothing changed. They dance in the witness- essentially a mind function- and addict to meditative practice, like a drug. And the moment they have to really deal with the world, their madness re-emerges, always present. If you have to participate in a practice hours every day to calm yourself, that suggests that something is not working. We are built for presence, so long as we activate our natural abilities to clear and re-open. And that’s often a body alive path. It’s been my experience that the monkey mind is transformed within the heart itself- not from within the mind. And that the heart is cleared through somatic activation and energized release. A great many people are walking around feeling ‘inadequate’ and ‘unenlightened’ because they don’t like to meditate. Let that go. Meditation is a tool, but it is not the only path home. There are trillions of ways to touch the moment.”