In My Mind's Zen Garden
No Comments 139 Views

Meditation Technique: Reduce Yourself to Just Pure Awareness

Guru

Meditation can be as simple as you think it should be.

All you have to do is sit cross-legged on the floor and close your eyes for 5 to 10 minutes each day.

Do this in the morning and it will be a good start to your day, giving you the option to have another longer meditation session later on at your day’s end.

You just have to close your eyes and listen to your breath.

Just follow your breath as you slowly breath in, hold it for a few seconds, and slowly release it.

Yes. It seems too easy to be true, but paying attention to the flow of your breath is key in getting in the meditative mood and learning to be simply aware, while not thinking of anything else.

Achieving this simple state will put you directly in the here and now… in the moment.

It is when you find this moment that you don’t dwell on the past, or be concerned about the future. In meditation your goal is to be aware of existing purely in the moment.

This is deceptively simple, but once mastered, this living-in-the-moment awareness will carry on into the rest of your day.

You will be better at living for the moment, of being in-the-zone, when certain situations arise that require fast thinking, improvisation and adaptation, you will react accordingly, you will act true to your purpose.

Meditation, in the end, serves as a survival practice. Because dwelling constantly on past events with negative emotions, and doing the same when worried about the future, can have a detrimental impact on your health and well-being.

Pure awareness.

Pure consciousness.

That is what we are trying to achieve with meditation.

Of course, focusing on the divine would be the next evolution in the practice of meditation.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, you are a drop of water merging with a great ocean. Once a devotee has achieved this process, becoming at one with everything will bring on a state of higher consciousness…

Enlightenment .:.



About the author:
Has 3096 Articles

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Back to Top