Today we’re going back to basics, rebuilding the foundations of our practice.
We will be practicing Samatha, the collection of the breath at one point.
This is often called concentration meditation as we are coming into a state of awareness at just one point in order to sharpen the mind.
This mind then becomes a stable tool much more capable of investigating everything else in our experience.
Our minds are made up of different personalities. Some positive, some negative. We’re not one solid unchanging person. Our minds are a battleground. Multiple personalities fight for dominance and circumstances and training determine who in our minds will take charge at the moment. Is it the one who wants to eat cake or the one who wants to be slim.
When we become more mindful we learn to interrupt the pattern of the negative mind and make a positive choice.
We are the one who is awake.
It's often the pause in the breath when the mind loses contact with the breath as sensations become even more subtle.
This meditation focuses on the pause stage to try to make us aware of the breath as a whole process. With practice, we can maintain contact with the energy of the breath and keep the string of mindfulness unbroken.
Today, I want to explore non reactivity to negative thoughts. I’ll dp this through a visualisation meditation I’ve created.
Now. Negative Thinking & seeing a negative are not the same thing…at all. There is a WORLD of different difference between the 2.
Negative thinking has the power to destroy you.
Seeing a negative thought and not reacting to it, not boarding the train of pain, this…has the power to free you.
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Many meditators get confused about where they should be following the breath. Some teachers say the abdomen, some the place in which it is most vivid and others the nostrils.
There is no right and wrong, they all bring results.
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Hello and welcome to mindfulness man.
Last week I introduced mindfulness with a short and very loose, guided meditation.
This week we’re going to look at posture and the breath during a guided meditation. This will be very short, about 15 to twenty minutes and we’ll gradually extend meditation time as the weeks go on.