Parvati Magazine May 2014 - Feeling Alive - Page 10

MEDITATION FEELING ALIVE Or Just Staying Alive? T “If you feel a bit ‘zombie-like’ in the morning, ask yourself WHY?” he topic this month makes me feel like singing the old disco song ‘Staying Alive’. Nowadays, we are told, it is the song we should sing to accompany rapid compressions on someone’s chest if they have gone into cardiac arrest. But let us explore the difference between ‘staying alive’ and ‘feeling alive’. Do you check yourself out each morning before you jump out of bed? Are you truly alive or just some zombie heading mechanically to the office? Zombies are called ‘rolangs’ in Tibetan Buddhist terms and can cause a leaching of your energy