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  • Jeff Belyea
    Keeping mind that the stated goal of this discusion group is to share meditation techniques: Air Meditation Just looking out over a landscape (or cityscape, or
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2009
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      Keeping mind that the
      stated goal of this
      discusion group is to
      share meditation techniques:

      Air Meditation

      Just looking out over
      a landscape (or cityscape,
      or seascape), imagine
      that your incoming breath,
      ...is truly the source
      and essence of your life.

      We know that we cannot
      live without breathing for
      more than a very few minutes.
      So it is easy to accept
      that 'air' is the source
      of life.

      Meditate on the idea
      that the breath the Kind
      Creator breathed into creation
      is the unseen container
      of all wisdom...and is
      the very same air that you
      now are breathing, that Jesus
      breathed, that Buddha breathed,
      and all enlightened beings
      breathe.

      Imagine air as the breath
      of God with the potential
      to bring each of us to
      Christ/Krishna/Buddha...
      Cosmic consciousness, to
      God Consciousness, and with
      the capacity to silently
      bring us to full enlightenment.

      Consider the possibility
      that it is actually the
      air, the spirit of God
      in which we live and move
      and have our being, that
      'tells' the lungs to send
      oxygen to the heart, and
      tells the heart to pump
      continually and send
      oxygen-rich blood to
      the body and brain.

      The brain has 'workers'
      (neural cells) that take
      care of bodily function,
      and process linear rational
      thoughts...but the brain
      is not the seat of our
      consciousness.

      As you try this Air Meditation,
      look out as far as you can
      see and imagine that you
      are part of all you see,
      and more than that, imagine
      that you actually 'exist'
      in all of the infinite
      heavenlies.

      In the setteld mind that
      meditation allows, our sense
      of self as only a thinking
      separate identity 'in
      the world' can shift to
      a sense of Self as also
      existing as spirit - beyond
      any contained time and space -
      existing in eternity in and
      as the wisdom-containing air
      of pure spiritual being.

      And like the air, words
      of our spiritual essence
      are always refreshing.

      Refreshed with Love,

      Jeff
    • dan330033
      Noticing Identifications While Meditating: As one is still, breathing, aware ... notice any thoughts, feelings that attempt persistent existence in awareness
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 29, 2009
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        Noticing Identifications While Meditating:

        As one is still, breathing, aware ... notice any thoughts, feelings that attempt persistent existence in awareness ...

        Simple attention: notice "me"-identification points as they cohere.

        Notice any attachments (baggage) constituting the sense of a continuing self.

        Notice "stuck points" of which one is aware in the body-mind -- tensions related to the attempt at continued existence:

        e.g., thoughts, feelings, emotions about protecting, having, or achieving ...

        e.g., thoughts, feelings, emotions about wanting to get rid of what isn't wanted (tensions, baggage, heaviness)

        e.g., thoughts, emotions about relationships the self is involved with, finding gratifying or hurtful ...

        e.g., the sense of having something that one wants to gain: status of getting good at meditating, wanting to be free of self, wanting to be enlightened or seen as enlightened

        e.g., the bodily sense of continued existence, the pains one must cope with, the pleasures one wants to keep.

        Any identification point that is noticed is simply treated as a temporary object for/of/from awareness, and nothing is done to it or with it, one is simply aware of it.

        One inevitably returns to simple awareness and breathing.

        Breathing in, breathing out, at a pace that is natural to the body/mind as relaxed awareness.



        - D -




        --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@...> wrote:
        >
        > Keeping mind that the
        > stated goal of this
        > discusion group is to
        > share meditation techniques:
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