Meditation on Space

Audio Mar. 27, 2022
“Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time”
Eduardo Chillida

Slow down and take some time to look at Eduardo Chillida’s sculpture In the Wind (Aizean) with a guided meditation on space.

Step-by-Step Meditation

  1. Slow down and take some time to look at this sculpture.
  2. Notice the space around and in between the lines of iron. Trace the sculpture with your eyes and consider the boundaries of the material. What about this sculpture reminds you of the wind?
  3. Now, close your eyes and bring your awareness to your own body. Feel the space around your own body and notice the boundary between your body and the air around you. Feel the sensations of the air on your skin.
  4. Take a deep breath in and fill up with the air around you. Exhale, let it go. Take another breath in and feel your body expand. Exhale, feel the body release. Inhale fill up. Exhale, let go.
  5. Keep breathing deeply and imagine the boundary around your body expanding with each breath. Let your body take up space.
  6. Continue like this for as long as you like, and then return to your natural breath. Bring your awareness to the outline of your body once again. Notice any differences you feel in your body and mind after breathing deeply.