Real meditation does not involve going to an exotic mountain-top to meditate. Real meditation does not involve getting the body in some statuesque, special, learned position. Real meditation does not involve repeatedly chanting some so-called special (pre-programmed) saying. Real meditation does not involve staring at or fixating upon some so-called special object or image. Real meditation does involve breathing according to someone’s special technique or system. Real meditation does not involve opening, concentrating upon, and mechanically traveling through fabricated chakras like some kind of zipper. Real meditation does not involve learning some special process or methodology. Real meditation does not involve living one’s life like most people do; yet, there is no “how” involving meditation. To intelligently look without a blueprint, without separative symbols, systems, conflict, fragmentation, and procedures… does not depend upon others’ procedures. No time is involved in it. All methods take time. Using time to get to the timeless is folly.
Hanging from one’s dinning table. Photo by Thomas Peace 2015
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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Reblogged this on The oh so fun, never enough sun…interesting and also always manifesting life of Gracie and Jessi… and commented:
This is my first repost of a blog, which is the first blog that should show up on my latest blog page I created. I am a huge fan of meditation. It took me some time to learn the true ways and meanings of meditation but once I got their, let’s just say I KNEW I was somewhere I had i been searching for. I consintrated on nothing but my very own breathing for 15 to 20 min daily. About 3 months into daily mediation is when I finally started to feel it’s true effects. I am forever a believer in mediation no matter what your religion may be!
Many years ago, I also did breathing exercises and types of concentration supposedly dealing with so-called meditation. Undoubtedly, doing such things — especially the breathing — can make the body and the mind seem rather invigorated and elated. Before that period, I also studied hypnosis and self-hypnosis… and understood that a lot of these techniques were very similar, though slightly different. We must be very careful in all this. It is extremely easy to practice rote, mechanical things and then call these things “meditation” or wonderful. However, manipulating breathing is just another fabricated technique (as is hypnosis and similar states involving concentration and isolated focusing). Profound, dynamic understanding and awareness is not a technique; real awareness is not rather mechanical and something that can be practiced. Being dynamic and free may open up the way to what is immeasurable and truly spiritual… not some blueprint or pattern absorbed from another. It’s easy to mesmerize oneself with false suppositions. Just yesterday, I read a statement by someone who stated that in meditation, the angels descend upon one! It is so easy to delude oneself! Be careful!