Yo Bob, thank you for your quick response, & solution to my problem.
will start utilizing it during my next session. thanks again Bob.
> Yo Bill,
> Welcome! There is a technique for counting that doesn't involve
> thinking, and can even be done by people who can't count up to 12.
> What you do is to use your thumb (on either hand), to touch the
> base of your little finger (where it joins the palm), then to touch
> the first/lower inner joint of your little finger, and then to
> the upper inner joint of your little finger. You would then
> to do this with your fourth finger, third, and second/index finger.
> This would be a cycle of 12. With your other hand, you would then
> your thumb against the inner base of your little finger, then after
> another cycle of 12, you would place that thumb on the inner lower
> joint of the little finger. And after the next cycle of 12, against
> the inner top joint of the little finger. This would complete 3
> of 12. If you wanted to continue to do 12 cycles of 12, you would
> continue using the thumb to touch the base, lower, and upper inner
> joints of the 4 fingers of that hand. So, with Soham, you would
> inhale, exhale, and then touch the base of the little finger on one
> hand with your thumb; inhale, exhale, and touch the lower joint of
> little finger; inhale, exhale, and touch the top inner joint of the
> little finger. Then you would continue with the other 3 fingers of
> that hand, and then initiate the touching of the base of the little
> finger of the opposite hand with that thumb, and so on, and so on.
> This method of keeping count of your meditation is ancient, and is
> well known and used by millions of people. It becomes very
> and "doable" quickly with practice, and ends the thinking about
> thinking that counting can cause. In any event, there may be no
> methodology than Soham, and it is best done non-stop for as long as
> one has breath, so in a way, the counting is not what counts. The
> explanation of this wonderful technique is at:
> I hope this is helpful.
> Peace and blessings,