Dear Bob and Group:
I haven't read many messages yet but I appreciate it that a group
like this exists.
When I have life's problems impinge on my meditation too often I
sometimes do something about it before I begin to meditate.
I visualize meditation as a limb of a tree. The limb has leaves on
it. One of the leaves has the words "unwillness to meditate" on it.
I pluck this leaf and throw it to the ground with enough force to be
convincing. The other leaves I visualize myself watering. I touch
this image with my heart. This somehow overcomes my resistance.
I have a whole tree with the various aspects of my life represented
on it and I go to it when I need help.
It works for me.
--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., medit8ionsociety
> I loved the Non-Dual Meditation by Master Aziz Kristof that
> Sworkalpha shared.It will surely be of great benefit to many
> particularly those who have a good deal of ability to concentrate in
> a very focused, consistant fashion. It is a great blessing to be
> to have access to such a refined and fine methodology, and that is
> right in line with the function we hope this group will serve. But
> am reminded of something that happened in our class Monday night.
> of the ladies had tried the 108, An Easy, Hard Meditation Technique
> that we had reviewed in the previous class. It can be found on our
> site and is technique #108. To describe it briefly, all it involves
> is inhaling, exhaling, and then counting 1. Then, inhale again,
> exhale and count 2. Continue until you get to 108. It is a terrific
> way to see those things that cause you to lose your focus, and is
> also a good way to chart your progress. What she found was that she
> always lost her concentration by the time she reached 17. This is a
> common situation for beginners. For many people, at first, it is
> to concentrate for more than a few moments. We dealt with this in
> class with a discussion of the ways our senses, as well as our
> thoughts and emotions, can distract us, and we will be working on
> ways we can gain control over these things in our next class. What
> pertinent about this is that we need to share on many levels, and
> meet the needs of those who are just trying to deal with stress
> better, as well as to those who just need a little pointer to
> experience Realization of Cosmic Consciousness. So, if you have
> a way that has helped you improve in your meditation, please don't
> hesitate to share it here. It need not be as eloquently stated as
> Master Aziz's technique that we were just graced with, and it need
> not be aimed at ultimate Enlightenment. We need as much help, and
> perhaps more, with the little things, and welcome whatever insights
> you have to share. I personally look forward to all of our future
> postings, and feel confident that they will be greatly beneficial
> Peace and blessings, Bob