First of all, thanks for the encouraging words. Now to the question. I too had breathing awareness as the prime meditation technique that I used for almost 20Message 1 of 197 , Dec 30 5:19 PMView SourceFirst of all, thanks for the encouraging words.
Now to the question. I too had breathing awareness as
the prime meditation technique that I used for almost
20 years. Similarly to you, I too began to use it
during seated meditation as well as during movement. I
also began to become aware of more and more things
that were in the "Now" (like heartbeat/pulse,etc.).
Eventually, I found that 3rd eye technique became part of
what presented itself as my Concentration merged into
Meditation and Meditation into Contemplation.<br>I think
that this is a natural process, and that what you need
for your spiritual evolution will naturally,
effortlessly present itself without your having to do anything
"new". The classic teachings point to continuing doing
what has brought you success (peace) in meditation.
The more you do it, the closer you come to not having
to "do" anything and to experiencing your meditation
coming to you. There is a cliche that says that when you
need a teacher, one will come to you. The best teacher
is your meditation, and when you need it, it will
evolve and your serenity, knowledge, and bliss will grow
as well. Evolutionarily, eventually, you will live
happily ever after.
... 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.