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16436Re: A Few Meditation Tips

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Dec 5, 2008
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, 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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