Meditation: Quiet the Mind. Breath in Energy & Light
The first place to start is to learn how to Meditate.
Based on the practice of Jon Kabat Zinn: Kabat-Zinn has defined mindfulness meditation as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”. By focusing on the breath, the idea is to cultivate attention on the body and mind as it is moment to moment, and so help with pain, both physical and emotional.
The Definition of Mindfulness:
Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” says Kabat-Zinn. “And then I sometimes add, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.”
“We all take ourselves too seriously because we believe that there’s someone to take seriously. That “me.” We become the star of our own movie. The story of “me”, starring, of course, me! And everyone else becomes a bit player in our movie. And then we forget that it’s a fabrication. It’s a construction. And that it’s not a movie and that there’s no “you” that you can actually find if you were to peel back.
Are you your name? Are you your age? Are you your thoughts? Are you your opinions? Are you your genetic inheritance
Even your genes, if you meditate, or eat differently, they’re going to be expressed by the hundreds differently. So, you’re not even your genetic inheritance. So, who are you?
How much of your time are you running the narrative of “I” “Me” and “Mine” ? This has been identified with certain regions of the brain that lead to a default mode of thinking, which meditation can address.
And here’s where the rubber really meets the road: The question is much more critical than the simplistic answers that we conceptualise.
The egotistical mode of the being may lead to the phenomenon called “selfing.” And then mindfulness MBSR has been shown to light up other areas, more lateral areas of the brain where there’s no more story of “me.”
It’s just the breath, the in-breath, the out-breath that allows us to “be.”
- Meditation is the number one thing that contributes towards transformation.
- Spend 15/20 minutes a day in quiet meditation. Silence is golden.
- Breathing mindfully allows thoughts, ideas and inspirations to come to you naturally.
- Live your life and operate on a day to day basis in the NOW.