Enlightenment happens on accident and practicing makes us accident prone.
If your goal when meditating is enlightenment, followed shortly by crystal rainbows of sunlight beaming from your body at all times, sitting down to practice each day might be a disappointment. Instead, let the goal be awareness. Awareness of thoughts, physical sensations, and breath. Awareness of emotions and feelings as they arise and eventually dissipate. When we are able to develop this awareness we can truly be enlightened, realizing we are not our thoughts/emotions/sensations, but something bigger, greater, and all encompassing.
As we practice more frequently, and with purpose, a calm, tranquility infuses us. Finding stillness for 5, 10, or 20 minutes permeates through the rest of the day, positively affecting each situation and interaction we encounter. Who wouldn’t want that?
All you have to do is start. Are you ready?
Below is a meditation recorded for this very practice. It begins with instructions on body position followed by a guided relaxation, a reading of The Play of Thought by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, loving-kindness, and ends with a guided outro.
Also below you will find my video on Meditation Basics. This five minute gem discusses props, posture, duration of practice and more.
As you practice, questions, comments, or concerns may arise. When this happens, feel free to contact me. Information below.
As always, thank you for reading!
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