Q and A about past lives
- Question<br>Can we remember our past lives
through meditation?<br>Answer<br>The real problem we have
is that we don't remember our present moment/life.
99% of the time we are rehashing the past or
fantasizing about the future. We react and rarely act. Even
our reactions aren't spontaneous - more often, they
are habitual and copied from those we were
conditioned to by modeling after our parents, peer group, or
TV and movie stars. Meditation has the potential to
have you experience reality, and that can only take
place Now. When we meditate, we are<br>witnessing what
our mind, or body, or emotions, or a combination, are
experiencing in the present moment. We can then be aware of
what our life is really about. This is the time to
learn. The universe is always ready to give us what we
need for our spiritual development, be it information
about past lives, or more likely, about the present. A
very enlightened man once said that it is a blessing
that we only have knowledge of our present life
because we are already overwhelmed just by it. And if we
had to also carry around the suffering we have
previously experienced, we would be tormented all the more.
Don't worry, when you <br>need to know the past, it
will be revealed to you.
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Lora_T" <candlelady123@j...>
>I have never meditated ever... i appreciate any help you can giveme.... I am so glad for
> this meditation group...Thanks for starting it.. Lora THi Lora,
I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society
http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots of techniques
listed there. Try a few different ones until you find one that is
easy to follow. Perhaps the first thing to try is to just sit in a
quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on the sound and feeling of
breath. Just breathe natually. Notice your thoughts, but don't hang
onto them. Just watch them come and go. Watch and listen.
I hope this helps. Meditation can seem difficult when you are first
starting out (and even after you have been doing it a while for that
matter). Just try it and be patient and perserve. The hardest part is
the actual committment to sit down and do it. Just sitting quietly
and watching your breath is more beneficial than you may imagine.