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Old 23-10-2019, 04:13 PM
sandy99 sandy99 is offline
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Post Meditation -- Beginners Version

How to Meditate

Here are the basics of mindfulness meditation in 3 simple steps:

Sit comfortably and close your eyes.

Focus your full attention on the feeling of your breath coming in and going out. Pick a spot - nose, chest, belly - and just feel the inhale and exhale.

The third step is the biggie. As soon as you try to do this, Your mind is probably going to go nuts. Youíre going to start thinking: Whatís for lunch? Do I need a haircut? Why do celebrities marry other celebrities?

This is totally normal. All of our minds are a bit crazy. No big deal. As soon as you notice your mind has wandered, just return your attention to the breath.

Thatís it. Thatís how to meditate. No matter how many times you get lost, no matter how long you get lost for, as long as your are returning to the breath again and again - you are meditating.

Every time you catch yourself wandering and haul your attention back to the breath, itís like a bicep curl for the brain. Not for nothing, itís also a radical act; youíre breaking a lifetimeís habit of walking around in a fog of rumination and projection, and youíre actually focusing on whatís happening right now. You are building a mental muscle called Ďmindfulnessí - a complex and ancient term that weíll give a simple, serviceable definition for in a moment.

Iíve heard from so many people who assume that they could never learn how to meditate because they canít ďclear the mind.Ē I canít say this loudly or frequently enough: the goal is not to magically clear your mind; itís to focus your mind -- for a few nanoseconds at a time -- and every time you get lost, just start again.
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Old 23-10-2019, 05:15 PM
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"Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by riding daily in a balloon of divine perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence"
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:26 PM
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Simple technique that I can apply to my workday. This can be done by focusing your gaze on an object without having to close your eyes
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by starseedtruth
Simple technique that I can apply to my workday. This can be done by focusing your gaze on an object without having to close your eyes

Absolutely! Just about any object can be attended by awareness. Even something as simple as rubbing your thumb and index finger and attending the sensation.
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