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  • Sandeep
    Jul 4, 2005
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      Hi Israel,
       
      Adding to the excellent comments from Jeff.........in a agitated state, you will find that while you were being aware of breathing........suddenly you have found yourself back riding the thoughts which is causing all the agitations.
       
      You know  thoughts like .........."he/she did this, ..........he/she did not do that,...WHY ME, .............after all I have done for him/her, .......Life sucks, .....people suck,......... the world sucks, .....I suck" etc etc etc ....
       
      ...all that is making up your emotional turmoil.
       
       
       
      Noticing that you went off tangentially.........you are back into the awareness of the breathing.
       
      And you will start noticing the difference between the incoming breath and the out-going breath.
       
      And once "into-the flow" there will be noticing of the gap....in which the breath turns.
       
      Turns for the incoming to become......... the out-going.
       
      And for the out-going to become........... the incoming.
       
       
       
      Be aware of the gap.
       
      Be in that gap.
       
      Remain in the gap..............while undertaking all worldly activities, both profound and profane.
       
      Above all...........have fun, remembering that it is the stones in the way,............ which makes the brook......... gurgle.
       
       
       
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 3:12 PM
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: First post

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Israel LaVictoire"
      <ilavictoire@y...> wrote:
      > Hello to all.  My first post here.  It probably doesn't matter where
      > I
      > am spiritually.  However, there has been a lot of emotional turmoil
      > in
      > my life which leads to my question.  Meditation.  I believe I
      > understand the concept, but I am unable to relax my mind to meditate.

      > Any suggestions, please, would be a start for me.  Thanks, Israel.

      Hello, Israel -

      Meditation is about learning
      to relax the mind, so you do
      not have to know how to relax
      your mind to meditate - you
      only have to know how to
      breathe.

      Try noticing when you are
      inhaling and when you are
      exhaling. You can start
      this right now, while you
      are reading. Continue to
      read and be aware of your
      breathing. Let your mind do
      what it will, but keep coming
      back to noticing when you
      are inhaling and when you
      are exhaling. Even a few
      seconds of simply noticing
      when you are inhaling and
      when you are exhaling
      will begin to "train" your
      mind to learn meditation.

      Meditation will give you
      a break from the emotional
      turmoil, and with practice
      will provide you with very
      practical "tools" for
      learning to relax.

      Did you notice that simply
      being aware of your breathing
      allows a bit of relaxation
      immediately?

      Welcome,

      Jeff






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