Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Just sit there...in absolute stillness

Find a quiet place to be all by yourself for a few minutes. 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Relax and just do nothing. No meditation. No chanting. Nothing. Just be aware of the present moment. It's hard. Just watch your mind. It is either thinking about the past or the future. Anything but the present. Just the act of watching the mind makes it slow down and thoughts start ceasing. It's like a small kid caught in his or her own act. Feels embarrassed and stops doing what it was doing.

Lot of Buddhist based meditation techniques use this technique of focusing on the present as the core practice of their spiritual practices. It really helps, relaxes and slows the mind. Deep breathing helps a lot too.

Mindfulness is the name they give to it.

Pick up any good book on mindfulness and study it. It may end up being one of the best things you may do for yourself and your well-being.



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Wonderful message, Mr Hegade....

- Sujatha

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