16436Re: A Few Meditation Tips
- Dec 5, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...>
> The formula is "Less words and more experience".
> To quote Kir Li Molari, "One of the best ways
> to figure IT out is to stop figuring out
> anything." But, if you find you can't stop your
> inner chatterer from figuring out everything,
> there are very efficient meditative actions you
> can take that will surely benefit you greatly
> in gaining self control and evolving spiritually.
> Whenever you witness your inner or outer
> chattering being of a nature that upsets you,
> taking your peace away, simply replace those
> thoughts and feelings with their opposites. For
> instance, if you witness yourself thinking about
> what a jerk a coworker is and feeling annoyed at
> how annoying they are, cease that line of thought
> and think of how sorrowful it must be to be such
> a negative person, and have compassion for them,
> and then beam your love and hopes for their spiritual
> growth so that they may end the suffering they cause
> others and that they too must be going through.
> And if you witness yourself being a negative person
> or doing actions that cause you or others suffering,
> have compassion for yourself and pray for your
> own spiritual upliftment. Always, in all ways look
> for your actions and thoughts to be ones of kindness,
> selflessness, and compassion. You can't go wrong
> with this game plan. You can't accrue bad karma. You
> can't have remorse if your motivations are pure
> and sweet. All that is required is to witness your
> life as it takes place. This opens the door to
> being able to effectively change your patterns of
> behavior to ones that will bring you peace. Meditation
> is a powerful tool for this witnessing to happen.
> Sitting in meditation without distractions is
> probably best at first (and often at last) for
> most people to get used to placing awareness on
> and in the present. It then becomes easier to be
> in the witness mode during active daily life events.
> At a point it becomes spontaneous and effortless
> to witness mental, physical and emotional fluctuations.
> At first you may be embarrassed at how awkward
> and inappropriate they have been and are. But soon
> you will just laugh at the ridiculous actions and
> recognize them to be just a part of a show you
> are attending. For in truth you are not your mind
> nor your body or your emotions and have no
> ownership over the way they play around. You are
> the witness to them and the creative energy
> behind them. There really is no need to judge or
> compare or comment about anything. When that
> becomes experiential and not just theoretical, you
> will be living in the now and that lasts
> happily ever after.
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