Wednesday, July 21, 2010

120: Soul, a framework for meditation, a container as it were

Meditation as providing a surrounding

Let’s try this, both in official “meditation,” as in sitting with eyes closed and following our breathing, and unofficial mediation, i.e. Living.

Try what?

Create this frame around whatever we are thinking and feeling in the moment. The frame is simple: on bones in gravity, our skeleton holding our head up. (In “official” meditation, I’m a big fan of sitting in a regular chair, at the front edge of the chair: this makes it easier to sense the skeleton as upright, for me).

Sensing both arms, our spine and our legs as the upright skeleton that is holding up our head. Might as well add on the pelvis.

Then breathe into the middle of the box that these five lines sort of create. And when thoughts and feelings come up, let them come and go, but have the breathing as an ongoing constant behind and underneath then, and sensing our arms and legs and spine as the skeletal underpinning of our ongoing existence.

Obviously, we could, with a bit of/ huge amount of practice, do this all day.

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3 Comments:

At 8:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................

 
At 1:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容.................................................................

 

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