Dear Ace, Initially when we sit in meditation, we begin by focusing on one thing, like the breath. This is a type of control that is called Concentration .Message 1 of 197 , Jan 31, 2002View SourceDear Ace,<br>Initially when we sit in meditation,
we begin by focusing on one thing, like the breath.
This is a type of control that is called
"Concentration". At some point, the meditation just comes to you.
That is "Meditation". So, what you are describing is
the natural progression. As Kir Li Molari puts it
"Concentrated effort at concentration leads to effortless
meditation". The article "What is Meditation" on Meditation
Station gives a pretty good description of the process.
at:<br><a href=http://www.meditationsociety.com/what.html target=new>http://www.meditationsociety.com/what.html</a><br>I personally love breathing meditation techniques
and feel that they are very beneficial physically,
mentally, and emotionally, as well as spiritually. I
recommend witnessing your breath in whatever way you feel
most comfortable. Wisdom, healing, love, and bliss
will flow in. A miraculous gift from above. Enjoy!!!
... me.... I am so glad for ... Hi Lora, I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots ofMessage 197 of 197 , Jun 9, 2002View Source--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Lora_T" <candlelady123@j...>
>I have never meditated ever... i appreciate any help you can giveme.... I am so glad for
> this meditation group...Thanks for starting it.. Lora THi Lora,
I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society
http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots of techniques
listed there. Try a few different ones until you find one that is
easy to follow. Perhaps the first thing to try is to just sit in a
quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on the sound and feeling of
breath. Just breathe natually. Notice your thoughts, but don't hang
onto them. Just watch them come and go. Watch and listen.
I hope this helps. Meditation can seem difficult when you are first
starting out (and even after you have been doing it a while for that
matter). Just try it and be patient and perserve. The hardest part is
the actual committment to sit down and do it. Just sitting quietly
and watching your breath is more beneficial than you may imagine.