Re: Meditation (Noticing Identification)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@...> wrote:
> Keeping mind that the
> stated goal of this
> discusion group is to
> share meditation techniques: