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And thanks for posting and reposting it. Very good stuff!!!
--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., tosime@s... wrote:
> I have been having problems with my email so I am not sure if this
> reached the group or if there was a reply.
> My apologies if this is a repost.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tony Osime" <tosime@s...>
> To: <meditationsocietyofamerica@y...>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:19 PM
> Subject: Meditation Expereince
> > Hi Everyone,
> > Thanks for your excellent advice. This has been a big help to me,
> > the Hu chant.
> > I think I should have mentioned that I practiced an inner sounds
> > technique where I used ear plugs and listened to my inner sounds.
> > this approach contributed to my "sound current" experience.
> > I suspended my meditation because I felt I was subtly expecting
> > from the practice and this was influencing my sessions. My sense
> > meditation helps a natural process unfold. However, if you push
> > expecting enlightenment or higher levels of consciousness, this
> > process and you can get stuck in some corner.
> > I found myself experimenting a lot. While I had some success and
> > insights I felt overall, I was doing more harm than good. An
> > of my techniques is to focus on the most subtle sound out of all
> > I can hear. This produced an effect similar to going through a
> > another room. In this room of subtler sounds I would repeat the
> > go deeper still. I found this to be an excellent way to go deeper
> > into my meditation. But is this where one should go? Are you not
> > fast? My sense is that by relaxing and letting your inner self
> > it will lead you in the right direction at the right pace.
> > I had the feeling that aiming for the sensations of bliss, while
> > could be limiting. I could not be sure if the feelings would take
> > or if they were a diversion - like a pretty scene on a journey. By
> > suspending my meditation, I can start on a fresh slate and be more
> > different directions. One point though is that I felt the feelings
> > were healthy, that is they contributed to my improved physical and
> > health and helped me cope with the stress of day to day living. My
> > explanation of the sounds and the feelings of bliss is that I
> > of my glands that produces endorphins. I appear to have made more
> > a normally subconscious process.
> > Thank you again for your insights. I welcome additional comments.
> > ...Tony