14212Meditation and blood pressure
- Jul 15, 2005Hi Rushikant,
The technique I use is mostly self-taught. I picked up the method of using
earplugs from a book or some internet material. I had such good results I
never seriously considered changing.
Most of what I have developed has come from my own experience. I
experimented quite a bit, but simply tried to understand what was happening
and also tried to find a slightly better way.
I have been limited a bit by fear of the unknown. There are times when
things have happened and I have had to rush out of my session out of fear.
For example, in one session I heard a faint distant bell like sound that
gradually got louder and louder. It got so loud I felt like something inside
my head was going to explode so I quickly broke off the session. I have
since regretted that action as I feel that I was going through some form of
transformation that I have never been able to recreate.
Also my sessions now are no where near as blissful as they were some years
ago. I sort of miss that period as it was almost like getting naturally high
each time I meditated.
Some other pointers? I strike a bell three times before I start my session
and I use the fading reverberation as a sort of calibrating device that
helps me tune into the inner sounds.
Please let me know if you want more.
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 04:31:05 +0100 (BST)
From: Rushikant Mehta <rushi_kant@...>
Subject: Re: Meditation and blood pressure
Sure, Tony, from where did u learn it ? who r others doing it ? Is there a
guide too ? plz give out more. It's interesting.
Tony Osime <tony.osime@...> wrote:
It is my pleasure to describe my meditation practice.
I practice inner sounds meditation. I use ear plugs to eliminate most
external sounds. I close my eyes. In a relaxed position, I allow my thoughts
to gently subside; this typically follows my physical relaxation.
As I relax and my mental chatter subsides, I become increasingly aware of my
inner sounds. It starts like the white noise you get when a TV is not tuned
to any channel. Eventually you notice distinct sounds within the general
background sounds. If you pay very subtle attention to the most subtle of
these distinct sounds you are gently pulled into deeper levels of
meditation. At a certain point you get flushes of endorphins - very
pleasurable but essentially a distraction. Further still you reach very
peaceful states of nothingness where all time and meaning appear to cease.
At this stage there is almost no desire - to continue meditation or to stop,
even to breath.
This is as far as I have gone.
The hardest part is to quiet the mind chatter. The next challenge is to
latch onto an inner sound. If you focus too strongly the sound disappears
and you are left empty. If you focus too lightly, the sound passes you by
and you are again left empty. If you get the focus just right, you are
pulled to a deeper level of meditation - almost like a traveler on a journey
reaches a new land.
At different points I sometimes get insights. I try not to focus on them
since they can pull you back into thought.
I hope this gives you a good picture of my practice. Please let me know if
you want more.
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