- Great question! Every meditator has moments when their body, mind, or emotions distract them. This is the way that the inner Chatterer keeps you from gainingMessage 1 of 197 , Dec 6, 2001View SourceGreat question! Every meditator has moments when
their body, mind, or emotions distract them. This is
the way that the inner Chatterer keeps you from
gaining mastery over your mind and keeps you in a
slave-like state. One way to deal with this is to simply
Witness the changes silently, without comparing, judging,
or commenting. Just Witness. Eventually, your
mind/body/emotions will tire, and cease their gyrations. You are not
the shaking of your body, the fluctuations of your
emotions, or the uncontrolled thoughts of your mind. You
are your Witness, the awareness that is ever present.
The more you are at one with it, the closer you are
to Self-mastery. The Witness can recognize the
distractions and simply not react. When this happens, you are
free, and can act as you chose, and not simply react.
- ... me.... I am so glad for ... Hi Lora, I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots ofMessage 197 of 197 , Jun 9, 2002View Source--- 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.