Author Topic: meditation & releasing  (Read 1775 times)

pimpoum

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meditation & releasing
« on: February 11, 2009, 05:25:23 PM »
hi all,

I've been meditation for about a good month now after I finished "Mindfulness in Plain English". I haven't had any teacher yet and will be going to a Goenka retreat in april. In the meantime, I'd like to know if my subjective experience of it matches some of yours.

In the book, it is said that when something interrupts your focus on the breath, be mindful of it. So when I realise I have been monkey-minding, instead of returning directly to the breath, I somehow observe what I had been thinking about - not by thinking about it, but by observing the senstations and crispations that occur in the body. When I do that, usually, if feels as if those sensations drop or are released, and I'm left much more relaxed and focused...for now.

Does it compare to anything you have been experiencing?

I'm asking because I had already felt this kind of feeling when I had been experiencing with a method called Sedona method, which is about emotional releasing (and it takes up a lot of buddhist philosophy). I'm just wondering if I'm not creating those sensations by kind of expecting them, or if they are part of the meditation process.

Thanks!




Hazmatac

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Re: meditation & releasing
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:51:43 PM »
Sounds like you're on the right track

mettajoey

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Re: meditation & releasing
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 10:34:36 PM »
I'm just wondering if I'm not creating those sensations by kind of expecting them, or if they are part of the meditation process.

Hi pimpoum,
Are you able to create a sensation of heat on your skin, make yourself burning hot?  Or a sensation of coldness?  Very likely not.  The sensations are real.   :)
The best type of meditation is the one that you'll do

 

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