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5433Re: The Quiet Mind

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  • G
    Mar 27, 2003
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff
      Belyea" <jeff@s...> wrote:
      > Virtually all meditation
      > and relaxation techniques,
      > visualization, guided imagery
      > and self-hypnosis processes
      > begins with ways to quiet
      > the internal dialogue that
      > we are so accustomed to
      > listening to as self-talk.
      > Breath awareness is the
      > beginning point for most
      > of these approaches to
      > achieving (or re-claiming)
      > peace of mind and inner
      > strength.
      > Even a few minutes of
      > quiet awareness and
      > simply following our
      > breathing rhythm, being
      > aware of when we are
      > inhaling and when we
      > are exhaling, practiced
      > for even a few days,
      > can begin to bring on
      > a sense of peace and
      > calm that improves our
      > sense of well-being and
      > our ability to handle
      > potentially stressful
      > situations in life.
      > Simple. Direct.
      > Uncomplicated.
      > As we say in Maine,
      > "The way life should be."
      > All in love,
      > Jeff

      G: let's face it everyone has to breathe .... so this is one
      practice that may be taken anywhere ... it can help to center -
      focus - relax and release eventually one may still enough to start
      to witness ... all from simply becoming aware of the breath and
      letting it relax enough to come from the diaphragm (the stomach
      will move) rather than the chest....

      shanti om
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