Author Topic: Biggest Meditation Obstacles  (Read 2651 times)

Mindfullness

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Biggest Meditation Obstacles
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:12:52 AM »
What do you guys feel are the hardest feelings to deal with in meditation? Mine would be sexual feelings and hateful feelings. I feel like it is very hard for me to deal with these feelings effectively via meditation. They occur all the time!

Andrew

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Re: Biggest Meditation Obstacles
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 07:13:38 AM »
Accepting that this is where we are at. Whatever we are feeling is it. The embarrassment of being completely ordinary after a lifetime of dreaming of devine lights and fireworks. that these types of feelings are 'me'.  Accepting all of that. The aversion to the aversion, the hatred of hating, the guilt of being guilty. they are compounded and make up 'me', so they are hard to just observe. They, so much of the time are 'me' doing the judging/ observing! The feelings of 'me', are them. Without them, I cease to be 'me', and that is not something the bodymind likes to see, considering they have been it's defence and security blanket (no matter how old and smelly) for as long as it has been around.

hang in there mate, stay open and ordinary, calming the body and mind. And also (warning; fad advice coming up!)- have some cold showers!  :P
getting it done

Vivek

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Re: Biggest Meditation Obstacles
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 09:02:13 AM »
Mindfullness, as far as I know, the Five Hindrances are the ones to look for if you are keen on understanding obstacles to meditation. This may help: http://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book/in-this-very-life/d/doc1546.html
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

Mango

Re: Biggest Meditation Obstacles
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 06:03:05 AM »
What do you guys feel are the hardest feelings to deal with in meditation?

You would like to read http://www.kktanhp.com/effects_&_hindrances_of_meditation.htm

 

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