is the process of focusing mind, and intention is what makes it work. Intention
equates with what one wants to accomplish.
think of meditation we generally think about going into a quiet still to
experience peace and tranquility, and everyone can achieve at least a degree of
serenity on the first try.
is not about the breath, or breathing. It's about the mind. Concentrating on
the breath, a physical object, or a mental image, simply gives the mind
something to focus on in order to help clear it of its pervading thoughts.
the mind of thoughts is a challenge. By nature, our minds are always in action.
We are bombarded with thoughts all the time and learning how to quiet them is
what makes the difference in how deep we go.
important to understand that resisting thoughts inherent to our nature, or
creating a wall to keep them out, is counterproductive to deep meditation.
Resistance keeps us from surrender, and surrender is how deep meditation
occurs. The more we surrender (let go), the more we can experience.
means letting go of control. When we try to control the energy, whether mental,
emotional or physical, we create a state of resistance. All energy, through
whatever channel; mind, heart, or body, must be allowed to pass through those
centers in order to achieve nirvana (oneness).
is the goal, and integration cannot happen if we deny or resist any of the
energy that permeates our space.
to reach the highest levels of intelligence and deepest levels of love, we must
first believe that everything is love unfolding. Only ignorance, fear and
judgment preclude us from our potential.
value in the dark side of life's experiences is how we can accept, then let go,
of so-called negative energy. Don't confuse acceptance with condoning an event.
Understanding why, gives us an ability to accept that there are causes for
negative action; it does not mean we approve of it.
There is always
a value or lesson to be learned from every event, and sometimes we must look
deep within to find it. We are free to release fear, judgment, and resistance
attached to a particular event when we recognize the value in it.
meditation, walls of energy built up to protect us from seeing ourselves
clearly melt away. We move in degrees, from resistance to nonresistance, and
experience more free flowing energy which makes us feel lighter and less
teacher is within: the thing we are seeking, is the thing that is doing the
we are the director of the show, we can tell ourselves what to do as we go into
meditation. The easiest way to integrate with mental realm energy (thought
energy), is to acknowledge it.
See or be
aware of the thoughts or images as they bombard the mind and treat them as we
would our breath. Simply breathe them in and blow them out. It is not necessary
to react to them during meditation. We can actually speak to, and direct our
thoughts to do what we want.
thoughts or images that present themselves, that you will deal with them later,
that you're aware they need attention and you accept them. But for now, they're
going to move through you and relax on each wave of air you breathe in and blow
out. As your thoughts relax, you relax. You relax because you have let go of
the need to move them away, and they relax because you have allowed them to
come through. You are not dividing the energy of your intention, but
integrating with it.
treat our thoughts like energy simply wanting acknowledgment and acceptance, we
can embrace that energy with love, and love is the prime mover toward our goal.
treat any outside distractions such as noises, in the same way we do our
thoughts. Don't resist them. Let them enter through the breath and release them
that way, until they pass. Once we have integrated with the psychic, or mental
realm of energy, we can move into deeper levels of mind.
encounter patience. It is important that no expectations be placed on what
should or should not occur in meditation, outside of feeling relaxed.
meditation requires patience and trust. Be assured something is happening even
if it feels otherwise. This is when mind speaks to mind without words; when
energy touches energy without feeling, and when healing light frequencies
permeate the soul.
meditation is a state of subjectivity, total surrender to the God of our own
understanding. Whatever lies at the core is the same for each of us. How we
define it is entirely up to the individual.
is a process and the more we practice, the easier it gets. We build an attitude
of confidence in what will occur by creating a place and time for meditation.
This is especially important for beginners.
choose a place and time for meditation we reinforce our intention, and that
reinforcement creates and builds an attitude of expectation. We expect to relax
and let go. In time, the subconscious mind kicks in the minute we enter the
appointed space and a state of nonresistance happens without effort.
to go into meditation is more important that the time to come out. Meditating
by the clock puts an element of resistance into the process and is not
advisable. Trust when it's time to end, you will.
we seek is the peace we own and through meditation, we can become what we own.
Linda's at http://www.listenwithlinda.com