How To Meditate
Meditation is commonly described as a training of mental attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habit- ual thinking, and reveals the …
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Meditation is commonly described as a training of mental attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habitual thinking, and reveals the nature of reality. In this guide, the process and the fruit of meditation practice is understood as Natural Presence. Presence is a mindful, clear recognition of what is happening–here, now–and the open, allowing space that includes all experience. There are many supportive strategies (called \”skillful means\”) that create a conducive atmosphere for the deepening of presence. The art of practice is employing these strategies with curiosity, kindness and a light touch. The wisdom of practice is remembering that Natural Presence is always and already here. It is the loving awareness that is our essence.
Let the hands restcomfortably on your knees or lap. e. May I accept myself just as I am. May I be peaceful and at ease. Ask a question and look back towards awareness, towards thatwhich is aware. Just like a body of water stirred up by the winds, afterbeing physical y stil for a while, your mind wil gradual y calm down. To establish that open-ness you might include in your at ention sounds, and/or other parts ofthe body that are free from pain. * Practice regularly with a group or a friend.