14351What To Do
- Sep 9, 2005Virtually every day we get email requests asking "What
should I do" relative to meditation. We usually refer
them to our web site, Meditation Station
and suggest that they browse through the dozens of
techniques and concepts there, pick one or a few methods,
and then actually try to meditate. But in V2No2 of our
newsletter, The Inner Traveler, we published this
article that sums up a lot more than specific "do this
now" step by step how-to type instructions as are found on
Meditation Station. Thanks to a memeber of the Meditation
Society of America's recent suggestion, we are now sharing
the article here. I hope it will be beneficial and enjoyable...
What To Do
Practice concentration on an object, sensation,
or concept for 20 minutes twice a day. Merge and
emerge into meditation. In the other 23:20, be in
a meditative mode. Practice mindfulness and being
empty of mind. Enquire into "Who am I". Discriminate
between the real, eternal and infinite, and the
illusionary and temporary. Be dispassionate as you
witness your ever changing thoughts, physical
sensations, and emotions. Control the breath with
pranayama. Chant a mantra/OM. Do affirmations. Eat,
sleep and drink as your body needs, not as your tongue,
habits, ego or desires dictate. Recognize and break free
from compulsive behaviors. Be selfless, humble, and
compassionate. Be generous, charitable and quick to
forgive others and yourself. Get over being upset ASAP.
Don't carry anger or revenge or
anything else that disturbs your peace. Don't
past or fantasize about the future. Do yoga, martial arts
or some physical activity. Appreciate the freedom that
"Thy will be done" brings to you. Detach yourself from
the people, places, and things that take your peace away.
Spend time in nature. Be kind to all, and helpful to
animals, children and our elders. Study scriptures and
books of wisdom. Have a sincere burning desire for
liberation. Be patient. Dedicate your actions to your
divinity. Flow with visions and powers as they come and
let them go as they go. Witness the Witness in silence.
If a teacher comes to you, learn. Limitless in the eternal,
finite in the body, don't squander energy or time.
Have fun, enjoy, laugh. Love.
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